Fubon Guardians vs. Uni Lions – 5/9/20 CPBL Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

2020-05-09 05:00:00 EDT

The Fubon Guardians (7-10) and the Uni Lions (7-12) will meet on Saturday, May 9th for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). Fubon was victorious in the first game of this series, as the wheels are falling off for the Uni Lions. 

Fubon overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Uni Lions by the final score of 7-6 on Friday. Fubon’s four-run sixth inning propelled them to victory, as the Guardians earned their seventh win of the season. Fubon is now in third place in the CPBL standings, as Uni has now dropped to the fourth and bottom spot. Fubon is currently leading the season series against Uni, and they will look to add yet another victory against the Lions on Saturday. 

Uni has just not played good enough in recent matchups, as the Lions have lost a season-high five straight ballgames heading into Saturday’s contest. About a week ago, Uni was scoring runs in bunches and they looked like a team that can compete. Now, Uni has struggled to put together even a solid few innings each game, as they are now five games under .500 at 7-12. Uni was able to score four runs in the top of the eight to get within one run of Fubon, but could not get anything going in the ninth to extend the ball game. Saturday’s game is crucial for Uni, as they have to end their brutal losing streak before it takes them out of contention. 

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Fubon is clearly playing with a new level of confidence, which is the exact opposite of what the Uni Lions are playing with. Fubon’s major question mark before this season was its pitching, but only allowing six runs on eight hits may be enough for Fubon to win consistently. I think Fubon continues to pour down on Uni, as the Guardians walk away with another victory over these Lions. The best bet in terms of value would be Fubon -1.5 at +100. Getting even money with the better team who is trending upwards is always a good thing when it comes to betting this league. Fubon wins 9-6. 

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