NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions - 5/7/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions - 5/7/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions at NC Dinos

KBO Baseball: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: -- Over/Under:

TV: ESPN

The Samsung Lions and NC Dinos meet Thursday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. Click Here To Bet This Game

The Samsung Lions drop to 0-2 on the regular season after a 4-3 loss, and they’ve now lost five straight games dating back to the preseason. In their last effort, the Samsung Lions allowed four runs in the first three innings and simply didn’t have the offense to counter and get back in the game. In the losing effort, Park Hae-min and Kim Dong-yeop combined for three hits and two RBI while Ben Lively allowed four runs and six hits in six innings of work. The Samsung Lions have allowed four or more runs in each of their last five games and it’s hard to come away with consistent offense to win these potential shootouts. David Buchanan gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.

The NC Dinos improve to 2-0 in the regular season after going just 1-5 in the preseason. The NC Dinos have allowed a combined three runs in their last 20 innings and they’re set up for success if that type of pitching continues to hold up. In their last effort, No Jin-hyuk and Park Suk-min combined for three hits and three RBI while Mike Wright allowed two runs and four hits in five innings of work. The NC Dinos have a chance to win three straight games for the first time since late September. Koo Chang-mo gets the ball tonight for the NC Dinos.

The NC Dinos have won six of the last seven meetings against the Samsung Lions, which includes four straight victories. Seven of the last nine meetings between the Lions and Dinos have produced single-digit runs.

The Samsung Lions pitching staff has been getting tagged all week long and it's hard to find the confidence to back a club that's lost five straight games and loses in the same way each time. The NC Dinos pitching has been great for about two and a half games now and it feels like they've redeemed themselves after a failure of a preseason. While the Samsung Lions will turn things around eventually, I'm not eager to back them. Give me the NC Dinos for the sweep and a 3-0 regular season start.

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Randy’s Pick NC Dinos

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.