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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals will meet on the field at Nationals Park on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.
Cole Hamels will be the starting pitcher for the Phillies on this day. Lefthander Hamels is 7-13 this season with a 3.45 ERA.
Hamels's opponent in this one will be Gio Gonzalez. The Nationals lefthander has a 3.31 ERA to go along with a 10-6 record this season.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Nationals on September 13. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Washington has won 7 straight games.
Philadelphia: 68-79 SU
Washington: 78-69 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
Philadelphia is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington home to Philadelphia, Sunday, September 15