MLB Matchups  >>  Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview 07/12/2014

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Stephen Strasburg in this game. Strasburg has a 7-6 record and a 3.47 ERA this season.

It'll be Cole Hamels toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Left hander Hamels is 3-5 with a 2.87 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total is sitting at 7.

In their last action, Washington was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at +140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Washington:
Team record: 49-42
Washington is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia:
Team record: 42-51
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia Sunday, July 13