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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals will meet on the field at Nationals Park on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander John Lannan in this game. Lannan has a 3-4 record and a 4.10 ERA this season.
Lannan's opponent in this one will be Dan Haren. The Nationals righthander has a 5.14 ERA to go along with a 6-11 record this season.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 12-1 winner at home against the Cubs. Bettors on Philadelphia at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Washington lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Braves on August 7. Bettors who backed the Braves at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Washington has lost 4 straight games.
Philadelphia: 52-62 SU
Washington: 54-60 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 19 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington home to Philadelphia, Saturday, August 10