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Anibal Sanchez, Roy Halladay take mound in Phillies vs Marlins tilt

Florida MarlinsPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 27, 1:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Florida Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

59-72TEAM RECORD83-46

Baseball bettors look for value at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday as host Philadelphia battles the Florida Marlins in baseball odds action.

Florida puts its faith in starter Anibal Sanchez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-6. Getting the ball for the Phillies is Roy Halladay, who owns a 15-5 record on the season with a 2.56 ERA.

View Florida vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Phillies as -270 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Phillies - Marlins odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 13 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Phillies have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Florida's National League No. 12-rated defense.

The Marlins were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +225 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Marlins enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Phillies on Friday, with Clay Hensley throwing 5 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 7-3
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Florida is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
Philadelphia is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Philadelphia, Saturday, August 27

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