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Anibal Sanchez, Cliff Lee take mound in Phillies vs Marlins tilt

Florida MarlinsPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 27, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

Florida Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

59-72TEAM RECORD83-46

The Florida Marlins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

For the Phillies, Cliff Lee gets the ball, charged with keeping the Marlins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Anibal Sanchez, 7-6 on the year.

View Florida vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Phillies and the National League No. 13-rated Marlins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Marlins defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than Marlins batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Florida owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

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.

A few Marlins at Phillies trends to consider:
Florida is 2-7-1 SU in its last 10 games ,when playing Philadelphia
Florida is 4-17-1 SU in its last 22 games ,
Florida is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,on the road
Florida is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia15-4-1 SU in its last 20 games when playing Florida
Philadelphia8-2-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Florida
Philadelphia17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games
Philadelphia is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,

Next up:
Florida at Philadelphia, Sunday, August 28