KIA Tigers vs. Samsung Lions - 5/10/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

KIA Tigers vs. Samsung Lions - 5/10/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Peter G. Aiken

Samsung Lions at KIA Tigers

KBO Baseball: Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 1:00 am

The Line: -- Over/Under:

TV: ESPN

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

The Samsung Lions have won back-to-back games and now have a chance to get back to a .500 record. The Samsung Lions have won the first two games of this series outscoring their opponent 19-2. In their last effort, Kim Dong-yeop and Lee Sung-gyu combined for four hits and six RBI while Won Tae-in allowed two runs and six hits in five innings of work. It’s only two games, but this is easily some of the best baseball we’ve seen from the Samsung Lions in quite some time. Baek Jung-hyun gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.

The KIA Tigers are now 1-4 in regular season action and the offense is averaging just 2.8 runs per game during this stretch. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has also allowed double-digit runs in two of their five games, making this a brutal stretch overall. In their last effort, Preston Tucker and Baek Yong-hwan combined for two hits and two RBI while Im Ki-young allowed four runs and five hits in 4.1 innings of work. The KIA Tigers need to figure things out before things really start to get ugly. Yang Hyun-jong gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.

The Samsung Lions have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the KIA Tigers. Eight of the last 11 meetings between the Lions and Tigers have produced single digit run totals. 

We know things in baseball can change on a dime and it's not like the Samsung Lions are playing out of this world baseball through five games, but they have dominated this series through two meetings and have owned the recent history overall against the KIA Tigers. The KIA Tigers are now 1-4 in the regular season and have shown us nothing in their last two games, getting outscored 19-2. Some would say the KIA Tigers are due for a bounce back performance, but it's a tough sell based on what we've seen up to this point. 

I'll back the Samsung Lions for the sweep. 

 

Randy’s Pick Samsung Lions

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