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Florida Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

Philadelphia PhilliesFlorida Marlins
Sep 3, 7:10 PM | GrassSun Life Stadium

Philadelphia Phillies vs Florida Marlins Odds

88-46TEAM RECORD60-77

The Florida Marlins host Philadelphia on Saturday, looking to build on their 60-77 mark against the 88-46 Phillies in MLB betting action at Sun Life Stadium.

Cole Hamels gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Phillies on this day; he's 13-7 on the season. The Marlins, meanwhile, will counter with Ricky Nolasco, who will be looking to improve on his 9-10 mark.

View Philadelphia vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Phillies taking on the National League's No. 12-rated Marlins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.3 in runs allowed per game. The Marlins have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Florida has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Philadelphia at -156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Florida on Friday at Sun Life Stadium behind starter Roy Oswalt.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 7-3
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Florida Marlins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Phillies at Marlins trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Florida
Philadelphia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Florida is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Florida, Sunday, September 4