Courtesy of OddsShark.com:
The Philadelphia Phillies will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the San Diego Padres at
The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of ace righthander Roy Oswalt in this game. Oswalt has a 9-13 record and a 3.22 ERA this season.
Meanwhile, it'll be Mat Latos who starts for the Padres. Righthander Latos is 13-5 with a 2.33 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Padres listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
The Phillies were defeated 5-1 by the Astros last time out, as -175 favorites. That game's six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.
Kyle Kendrick surrendered nine hits and four runs over six innings in the loss.
The Padres were crushed 11-5 by the Diamondbacks last time out, as -170 favorites at home. That game's 16 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.
Kevin Correia surrendered nine hits and nine runs over 3 1-3 innings in the Padres loss.
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
San Diego most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Diego
San Diego is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
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