Uni Lions (6-7) and Fubon Guardians (4-8)
5/1/20 - 6:35 AM EST
Uni Lions (+145) - Fubon Guardians (-190) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Uni Lions (6-7) and the Fubon Guardians (4-8) will meet on Friday, May 1st for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). Teams number two and four in the standings will face off in this one.
Fubon had the luxury of a day off on Thursday and in their last game, they were defeated by the league's best Rakuten Monkeys by the score of 5-3. A late rally in the 7th and 8th innings was not enough for Fubon, as they were given their league-worst eighth loss of the season. Fubon's last win came on April 26th against the Chinatrust Brothers.
Uni is coming off a big, 12-6 home victory over the Chinatrust Brothers on Thursday in a game where they scored five runs in the first inning. The Lions batted around in the first, forcing the Chinatrust Brothers to go to their bullpen in the first inning. The rest of the game was coasted nicely by the Lions pitching staff, and a grand slam in the fifth inning was the icing on the cake in the win.
These teams have played each other twice this season, as they have split the season series thus far, 1-1. Fubon took down the Lions 13-2 in the first game between these teams, while Uni was able to win 9-5 the next day against these Guardians. Both teams could use an important victory in this one, as they are both looking up at the 9-2 Rakuten Monkeys in the standings, who have gotten off to an almost perfect start. A win here for Uni would have their record back at .500.
When it comes to this game, I have to look at the value that the Uni Lions are getting. Uni was 2/1 dogs in their win against Chinatrust, and here in this game, it almost the same. By getting +145 odds on the Win Line, I have to take the Uni Lions in this one. The team has scored 20 runs in their last two games, and I think their bats stay hot in this one, as they pull off another underdog victory. It should be a fun one to watch, nonetheless.