Fubon Guardians vs. Uni Lions - 5/8/20 CPBL Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fubon Guardians vs. Uni Lions - 5/8/20 CPBL Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Fubon Guardians (6-10) vs. Uni Lions (7-11)

May 8th - 6:35 AM EST

Fubon Guardians (-180) Uni Lions (+130)

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The Fubon Guardians (6-10) and the Uni Lions (7-11) will meet on Friday, May 8th for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). Both teams could really use a win, but who will prevail? 

Fubon is coming off a tough 15-6 defeat to the league's best Rakuten Monkeys. Rakuten was up 6-0 early, but the Guardians were able to find their way back to a tied score at six. Rakuten then scored nine unanswered runs and Fubon earned their tenth loss of the season. Fubon currently sits in last place in the standings, but they have two games in hand on the Uni Lions, who are ahead of them. A win for Fubon in this game will swap them and Uni in the standings. 

Uni earned the day off on Thursday, which was certainly needed. Uni has played the most games in the CPBL out of any team with 18. In their last game, Uni was dismantled by the Chinatrust Brothers, 18-8. Uni is now on a four-game losing streak heading into this game, with two of those losses coming to these Fubon Guardians. It seems that Uni is on a downward spiral after getting to a .500 record not too long ago. It should be noted that in the CPBL you are allowed to sign four foreign players, but Uni decided to only sign three. This could mean that an opening for Manny Ramirez could be in the future plans for Uni, but only time will tell. 

The Win Line shows the Fubon Guardians are solid favorites at -180, with Uni grabbing a +130 underdog price. My eyes are not on the win line or even the run line in this one, as I think the total is more appetizing. At 12.5, I think we have a great opportunity to take the over in this matchup. Both teams have struggled to keep the opposition off the scoreboard this season, and I think we see more of the same on Friday. I will take the over 12.5 runs at -110 in this game. Good Luck! 

Ronald’s Pick Over 12.5 (-110)

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