Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions - 6/23/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions - 6/23/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions vs. Hanwha Eagles

KBO Baseball: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: -- Over/Under:

TV: ESPN

The Samsung Lions and Hanwha Eagles meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park.

The Samsung Lions have split their last six games and just lost two of three games against the KIA Tigers. The Samsung Lions have allowed a combined 23 runs and 42 hits in their last four games. In their latest effort, Choi Young-jin and Lee Won-seok combined for five hits and five RBI while Baek Jung-hyun allowed one run and four hits in seven innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 14 of their last 23 games overall.

The Hanwha Eagles need a win after losing five of their last six games and just losing two of three games against the NC Dinos. The Hanwha Eagles pitching staff has allowed 40 runs and 67 hits in their last six games. In their last effort, Choi Jin-haeng and Jung Eun-won combined for four hits and four RBI while Kim Min-woo allowed five runs and seven hits in 4.1 innings of work. The Hanwha Eagles have lost 32 of their last 40 games overall.

The Samsung Lions have won six of the last nine meetings against the Hanwha Eagles, but these teams have played just once this year, which was a preseason game back in April. The Samsung Lions ended up winning that game 3-0. Five of the last 10 meetings between the Lions and Eagles have produced double-digit run totals.

The Samsung Lions are a team I like to back more in the underdog role than when they're favorites, as they're extremely unpredictable and can throw in a stinker out of nowhere. However, the Hanwha Eagles are a team we've blindly faded pretty much all season long and it's worked for us up to this point. The Hanwha Eagles are a club that's won just three games since May 23, are comfortably the worst team in the league and have the worst pitching staff in the league by far.

I have no choice but to side with the Samsung Lions, as backing the Hanwha Eagles still isn't an option for me.

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Randy’s Pick Samsung Lions

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