Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions - 5/22/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Samsung Lions at Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Doosan Bears -140 / Samsung Lions +110 -- Over/Under: 10.5
The Samsung Lions and Doosan Bears meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The Samsung Lions need a feel good win after losing five of their last six games. The Samsung Lions lost two of three games to the LG Twins and have failed to score a single run in their last 12 innings. In their last effort, Kim Sang-su and Koo Ja-wook combined for two hits while Won Tae-in allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 13 of their last 18 games overall. Ben Lively gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The Doosan Bears need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Doosan Bears lost two of three to the NC Dinos and are coming off a game where they allowed 12 runs and 19 hits. In their latest effort, Ahn Gwon-su and Jose Fernandez combined for three hits and two RBI while Yu Hui-kwan allowed two runs and 10 hits in six innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won eight of their last 13 games overall. Lee Yong-chan gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The Doosan Bears have won six straight meetings against the Samsung Lions, but they haven’t played since September. Five of the last seven meetings between the Lions and Bears have produced double-digit run totals.
The Samsung Lions are one of those teams that just can't catch a break and their struggles date back to the preseason where they've lost 13 of their last 18 tries. The Doosan Bears have been a bit hit or miss over the last week or so, but we've seen enough consistency from their offense that suggests they'll be able to turn things around sooner than later. This should be a series where the Doosan Bears can get back on track, as they've won six straight against the Samsung Lions and usually have their way on the offensive end in those games.
Look for the Doosan Bears to take game one of this series.