KIA Tigers vs. Samsung Lions - 4/29/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Samsung Lions at KIA Tigers
KBO Pre-season Baseball: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 1:00 am
The Line: KIA Tigers +110 / Samsung Lions -130 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Samsung Lions and KIA Tigers meet Wednesday morning in South Korea KBO preseason baseball action.
The Samsung Lions watched their perfect preseason record come to an end when they allowed 12 runs to the Lotte Giants, but they’re still a profitable 3-1 in exhibition action. The Samsung Lions have also won four of their last six games overall. In their latest effort, Yang Woo-hyun and Choi Young-jin combined for four hits and four RBI while Yoon Sung-hwan allowed seven runs and seven hits in three innings of work. The Samsung Lions have been one of the better pitching teams up to this point in preseason play, and they’re still allowing just 4.25 runs per game this preseason despite the explosion allowed their last time out.
The KIA Tigers are 1-2-1 in preseason play and are coming off a 8-6 win over the NC Dinos. The KIA Tigers offense finally showed signs of life, as they scored two or less runs in two of their first three preseason games perviously. In their last effort, Choi Hyung-woo and Preston Tucker combined for three hits and five RBI while Drew Gagnon allowed five runs and six hits in five innings of work. The KIA Tigers have been all over the place this preseason and could easily be 2-2 if they didn’t blow the game against the Hanwha Eagles. Still, it’s hard to figure out which team is going to show up when the KIA Tigers take the field.
The Samsung Lions have won six of the last eight games against the KIA Tigers, which includes a 4-2 win a little over a week ago. Four of the last six meetings between the Lions and Tigers have produced no less than nine runs.
The KIA Tigers put together a solid effort their last time out, but it's hard to trust which team is going to show up or if the pitching staff can close the door once they have the lead. The Samsung Lions are coming off a sloppy performance, but they've been rather consistent over the long haul and they've won six of the last eight games against the KIA Tigers. I have to side with the Samsung Lions and the reasonable price in this contest.