KIA Tigers vs. Samsung Lions - 5/8/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

KIA Tigers vs. Samsung Lions - 5/8/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions at KIA Tigers

KBO Baseball: Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: KIA Tigers -145 / Samsung Lions +125 -- Over/Under: 8.5

TV: ESPN

The Samsung Lions and KIA Tigers meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. 

The Samsung Lions were swept in their season opener by the NC Dinos, and they’ve now lost six straight games when you throw in the preseason. The Samsung Lions just couldn’t get any offense going, as they scored five runs in three games and were shutout in their season opener. In their last effort, Kim Heon-gon and lee sung kyung combined for two hits and one RBI while David Buchanan allowed five runs and six hits in six innings of work. The Samsung Lions have scored one or less runs in 28 of their last 29 innings. Choi Chae-heung gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.

The KIA Tigers lost two of three against the Kiwoom Heroes but are coming off a victory where they scored eight runs and had 16 hits. The KIA Tigers have won four of their last six games when you throw in their preseason success. In their last effort, Preston Tucker and Choi Hyung-woo combined for five hits and six RBI while Lee Min-woo allowed four runs and five hits in 5.2 innings of work. The KIA Tigers have scored four or more runs in five of their last eight games. Drew Gagnon gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.

The Samsung Lions have won six of the last nine meetings against the KIA Tigers and they split two preseason matchups. Eight of the last 10 meetings between the Lions and Tigers have produced single digit run totals. 

The Samsung Lions didn't look good at all in their opening series and it's hard to sell a team that's scored one or less runs in 28 of their last 29 innings. The offense is ice cold right now for the Samsung Lions. The KIA Tigers may have broken out of their funk in their last game to avoid the sweep and the offense has shown up over the last week, which should give them confidence entering this series. The KIA Tigers have been kind to us dating back to the preseason.

Give me the KIA Tigers and the reasonable price. 

 

Randy’s Pick KIA Tigers -145

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