Samsung Lions at Lotte Giants
KBO Pre-season Baseball: Monday, April 27, 2020 at 1:00 am
The Line: Lotte Giants +115 / Samsung Lions -135 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants meet Monday morning in South Korea KBO preseason baseball action.
The Samsung Lions are 3-0 in preseason action and have allowed a combined five runs in those games, which includes a 3-0 shutout win over the Hanwha Eagles. The Samsung Lions haven’t allowed a run in each of their last 13 innings and have allowed zero runs in 24 of their last 26 innings overall. In their most recent contest, Lee Sung-gyu and Park Hae-min have combined for two hits and two RBI while David Buchanan pitched four shutout innings with one walk and three strikeouts. With all the pitchers that are used in preseason action, what the Samsung Lions have been able to do in three games has been rather impressive.
The Lotte Giants are 2-1 in preseason action and are coming off an 11-3 victory over the NC Dinos. The Lotte Giants have produced a combined 22 runs in their first three preseason games and have scored a combined 11 runs in their last four innings overall. In their most recent contest, Kim Joon-tae and Han Dong-hee combined for three hits and four RBI while Park Se-woong allowed one earned run in five innings with two walks and six strikeouts. The Lotte Giants are a team that entered the preseason on an eight-game losing streak, so this is a club you should be cautious with, however, the offensive production out of the gate is a sight for sore eyes.
These teams have split the last eight meetings, but the Samsung Lions have won the last three meetings overall, including a 5-3 victory a few days ago.
While you could make a case for either side with the Lions pitching at a high level and the Giant recent surge on the offensive side. I'm looking at the under in this contest. Three of the last five meetings between the Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants have produced eight or less runs, and the Lions pitching staff has been consistent enough through three games to trust what they're doing out there. This is likely going to be a pitching duel with runs tough to come by. I want the under in this contest.