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The Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Franklin Morales in this game. Morales has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Phillies will be Jonathan Pettibone. The righthander has a 3.21 ERA to go along with a 3-0 record this season.

Boston lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Phillies on May 29. Bettors who backed the Phillies at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Boston has lost 2 straight games.
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 32-22 SU
Philadelphia: 26-27 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at NY Yankees, Friday, May 31
Philadelphia home to Milwaukee, Friday, May 31