2020-06-11 06:35:00 EDT
The Chinatrust Brothers (20-15) and the Fubon Guardians (15-17) will meet on Thursday, June 11th for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). Chinatrust took game one by a single run, will game two be any different?
The Chinatrust Brothers defeated the Fubon Guardians by the final score of 6-5 on Wednesday. Fubon took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning of the game, striking first in a big way. Chinatrust was not intimidated by this strike; however, as the Brothers of CITIC rebounded well with a two-run frame for themselves. With the score at 3-2, Chinatrust put together back-to-back one-run innings in the second and third to take the lead, 4-3. Just like that, a Fubon 3-0 lead was erased. Fubon was not done just yet, as the Guardians also put up back-to-back one-run innings in the fifth and sixth to retake the lead at 5-4. Chinatrust would go onto score two runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning to take the lead, and they would go onto win by the same score of 6-5.
Finally! Chinatrust has now tied Rakuten in the standings for first place in the CPBL. Rakuten owns the tiebreak because of the season series and the fact that they have two games in hand, but Chinatrust now has the most wins in the league at 20. For Chinatrust, this was a moment that not many saw coming at all (including me).
The betting line in this game opens with Chinatrust being the well-deserved big favorites at -208 odds on the Win-Line. The Fubon Guardians open as the underdogs with a +137 price on the Win-Line respectively. The total in this game is set at 11.5 runs with the over set at -130 and the under at +100 odds.
I like the Chinatrust Brothers to win this game, but I also like the value we see on the under. Although Chinatrust’s offense is explosive, Fubon’s pitching staff seems to be able to control them for a large portion of each game. I think this will be a tight battle that Chinatrust pulls away with at the end, but my bet is going to be on the under at +100.