2020-06-20 04:00:00 EDT
The KIA Tigers and Samsung Lions meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The KIA Tigers look to keep the ball rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in five of their last six games. In their last effort, Preston Tucker and Choi Hyung-woo combined for six hits and four RBI while Drew Gagnon allowed four runs and five hits in 5.1 innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 22 of their last 34 games overall. Im Ki-young gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The Samsung Lions look for a big victory here after splitting their last six games. The Samsung Lions have allowed a combined 12 runs and 23 hits in their last two games. In their latest effort, Tyler Saladino and Kim Sang-su combined for two hits and three RBI while David Buchanan allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 13 of their last 21 games overall. Won Tae-in gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The Samsung Lions have won four of their last seven meetings against the KIA Tigers, but they have lost the last two meetings. Four of the last nine meetings between the Lions and Tigers have produced double-digit run totals.
The KIA Tigers are one of the hotter teams in the league right now with wins in seven of their last nine games, and their pitching staff is back to mowing down lineups. The Samsung Lions continue to play hit or miss baseball and while they’ve cashed some nice underdog tickets for us in the past, you have to be really picky for when you back this club. The Samsung Lions have still beat up on the KIA Tigers in recent meetings despite back to back losses, but the momentum in this series is all on the side of the Tigers. I’m not looking to step in front of the KIA Tigers right now.
I’ll ride the hot hand here and side with the KIA Tigers and the reasonable price.