Samsung Lions vs. Kiwoom Heroes - 5/13/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kiwoom Heroes at Samsung Lions
KBO Baseball: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Samsung Lions +180 / Kiwoom Heroes -220 -- Over/Under: 9
The Kiwoom Heroes and Samsung Lions meet Wednesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The Kiwoom Heroes are 6-1 in the regular season and are riding a nice four-game winning streak. The Kiwoom Heroes have allowed three or less runs in each of their last four games and just held the Lions to seven scoreless innings. In the victory, Seo Keon-chang and Lee Jung-hoo combined for two hits and two RBI while Eric Jokisch allowed one run and three hits in six innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 10 of their last 11 games when you include their preseason success. Choi Won-tae gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
The Samsung Lions are now 2-5 in regular season action and have produced five runs and 12 hits in their last two games. The Samsung Lions have scored three or less runs in five of their first seven regular season games, so it’s clear where the issues are out of the gate. In their latest game, Kim Dong-yeop and Lee Hak-ju combined for two hits and one RBI while Ben Lively allowed two runs and four hits in six innings of work. The Samsung Lions are going to have issues turning things around until that offense breaks out of its slump. David Buchanan gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The Kiwoom Heroes have won six of the last eight meetings against the Lions and eight of the last 12 meetings. Seven of the last nine meetings between the Heroes and Lions produced single digit run totals.
We're not going to get a cheap price with the Kiwoom Heroes, but these two teams appear to be heading in different directions and the recent h2h history is quite one-sided as well. The Kiwoom Heroes have been hot dating back to the preseason with wins in 10 of their last 11 tries, while the Samsung Lions can't string together consistent offense and the losses continue to pile up.
Things will change eventually like they always do in baseball, but until then, give me the Kiwoom Heroes for another victory.