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A winning streak will be on the line for the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday when they battle the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.

Righthander Kyle Kendrick will take the mound for the Phillies to start this game. Kendrick is 10-12 this season with a 4.51 ERA.

Starting this game for the Nationals will be Stephen Strasburg. The righthander has a 2.96 ERA to go along with a 7-9 record this season.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 10-5 winner as they battled the Padres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +104 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 7-2 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Washington at -159 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.
Washington has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 68-78 SU
Washington: 77-69 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Washington home to Philadelphia, Saturday, September 14