MLB Matchups  >>  Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview 05/03/2014

The division rival Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Nationals will trot Tanner Roark out to the mound in this one. Righthander Roark has a 2-0 record and a 2.75 ERA this season.

The Phillies will counter Roark with AJ Burnett. Righthander Burnett has a 2.15 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 127-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
Washington won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Phillies on May 2. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

CURRENT STREAK:
Washington has won 3 straight games.
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Washington: 17-12 SU
Philadelphia: 13-14 SU
WASHINGTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

PHILADELPHIA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 18 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

NEXT UP:
Philadelphia home to Washington, Sunday, May 4