2020-06-04 06:35:00 EDT
The Fubon Guardians (13-15) and the Uni Lions (13-19) will meet on Thursday, June 4th for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). Uni was victorious in game one of this series in routing fashion.
The Uni Lions were the winners on Wednesday, as they defeated the Fubon Guardians by the final score of 12-3. Uni was down by two runs early on in the game, but that did not discourage them at all. Uni was able to score six runs in the top of the fourth inning to grab a 6-2 lead. Uni scored at least one run in the next four innings as well to extend their lead to 12-2. Fubon added a consolation run in the bottom half of the eighth, but the damage had already been done by Uni. The result was an ugly, ugly loss from the Fubon Guardians, who were favorites by -300 odds to win this game.
Uni scored their 12 runs on 17 base hits and zero errors. Fubon scored three runs on seven hits and one error. Uni and Fubon now have an even 13 wins this season, but Uni has four more losses at 13-19. Uni is only down by 2.0 games in the standings from Fubon, therefore a win here for Uni puts them only a single game behind the Guardians.
The betting line in this one opens with Fubon remaining the favorites but with a much smaller price of -164 odds. Uni opens as the smaller underdogs with a +122 price on the Win-Line respectively. The total in this game is set at 12.5 runs, with both the over and under set at -110 odds. The Run-Line for this game has Fubon -1.5 runs at +120 and Uni +1.5 at -150.
I think Fubon is going to win this game, as I cannot see them letting Uni sweep them in two games. Uni has surely played the role of spoiler all season long, but I think on Thursday that Fubon will get the last laugh. I will take Fubon -1.5 at +120 odds for a value play.