Fubon Guardians vs. Uni Lions - 6/20/20 CPBL Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Fubon Guardians vs. Uni Lions - 6/20/20 CPBL Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Fubon Guardians (17-22) - Uni Lions (18-26)

Saturday, June 20th - 5:05 AM EST

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The Fubon Guardians (17-22) and the Uni Lions (18-26) will meet on Saturday, June 20th for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). This will be game two of this three-game series between Fubon and Uni. 

The Fubon Guardians defeated the Uni Lions in game one of this series by the final score of 6-5. Fubon earned its 17th victory of the season on Friday, a much-needed win for the Guardians. Fubon now has some breathing room between them and Uni in the standings, as Fubon is 1.5 games ahead of Uni now. 

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Both teams were able to score in the 1st inning of play, making it 1-1 after one. Fubon went above and beyond and score a run in the second and two in the third to take a 4-1 lead over Uni after three innings of play. This three-run lead would seem significant to any other team but Fubon, as the Guardians are the king of blowing solid leads. Uni made it a two-run game in the bottom of the fourth, but Fubon was able to get that run back the very next inning. With the score being 5-2 through five innings, Uni scared the Fubon fans, even more, when the Lions scored two more runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it a one-run game. In the top of the ninth, Fubon added what proved to be a much-needed insurance run, as Uni was only able to score one of its own in the bottom of the ninth. This gave Fubon the official 6-5 victory after various scares provided by the Uni Lions of a potential heartbreaking comeback. 

The betting line for this game has the Uni Lions as the favorites with a -160 price on the Win-Line. The Fubon Guardians open as the underdogs with a +130 price respectively. The total in this game is set at 14.5 runs, a heavy total even for the CPBL. Both the over and the under is set at -110 odds. 

I think Uni being the favorites in this game tells me everything I need to know. How can a team go from losing one day to being the favorites by a substantial enough margin the next day, without having some sort of advantage regarding player availability? I will take the Uni Lions on the run at -1.5 (-115).

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Ronald’s Pick Uni Lions -1.5 (-115)

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.