When the unstoppable object meets the extremely movable force, what happens?
Today's Phillies-Marlins game features as lopsided a pitching matchup, as you'll find with Kyle Gibson taking on Cy Young-favorite Sandy Alcantara.
Gibson impressed in his last outing, but had a 5.58 ERA in his six starts prior to that. Alcantara, meanwhile, seems to have taken the mantle from Robert Downey Jr. as the new Iron Man. He's thrown at least seven innings in 12 consecutive starts while allowing two or fewer runs in 11 of them.
Will Alcantara's dominance continue or can Gibson and the Phillies slow the superhero down?
Here are the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook to help us find out ahead of this Phillies vs Marlins matchup:
Phillies vs Marlins Odds, Run Line and Total
- Phillies: +1.5 (-165)
- Marlins: -1.5 (+135)
- Phillies: +152
- Marlins: -165
- 7 (Over -105/Under -115)
Phillies vs Marlins Prediction and Pick
I'm not kidding about Sandy Alcantara being Marvel's new Iron Man. The only explanation for his incredible dominance is that he's wearing a super suit. He easily leads MLB in innings pitched while also being tied for the ERA lead. You want distance? Got it. You want shutouts? Got it.
With all due respect to Kyle Gibson, he's more like Mantis than Iron Man. If you've never heard of Mantis, that's kind of the point. I hadn't either until I just Google'd "Weakest Superheroes."
As if facing Alcantara wasn't difficult enough, the Phillies offense is really struggling. They've lost four straight and scored more than three runs just once in their last eight games.
Miami is 12-3 in its last 15 as home favorites and should win with ease today. Gibson has a 5.22 ERA on the road and has one of the league's worst defenses and bullpens backing him up.
Give me the Marlins on the run line as Alcantara continues his incredible season. I'm excited to see what kind of Marlins-colored Iron Man suit Disney comes up with, but that Miami #22 jersey will do in the meantime.
Pick: Marlins -1.5 (+135)
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