2020-06-25 06:35:00 EDT
The Chinatrust Brothers (25-19) and the Uni Lions (20-26) will meet on Thursday, June 25th for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). This will a one-game series between Chinatrust and Uni.
The Chinatrust Brothers have had the luxury of three days off, as its last game was played on June 21st. That was a game against the Rakuten Monkeys, in which Rakuten defeated Chinatrust by the final score of 8-1. Chinatrust is currently a 0.5 game behind Rakuten for first place in the CPBL, as the Monkeys of Rakuten just defeated the Fubon Guardians on Wednesday to take sole possession of first place. Chinatrust and Rakuten will most likely battle it out for first place in the CPBL for the rest of the season, as it seems these two teams have been going tit-for-tat for quite some time.
The Uni Lions have also been off since June 21st, so both teams should have a majority of its pitching staff ready to go on Thursday. Uni’s last game was against the Fubon Guardians in which the Lions defeated the Guardians by the final score of 13-6. Uni owns sole possession of third place in the CPBL by a 0.5 game over Fubon, so they can extend its lead over third with a win against Chinatrust.
The last time these two teams played against each other was a two-game series on June 6-7. Chinatrust swept that two-game series, with winning scores of 14-3 and 9-8.
The betting line for this game has not yet been released. Check back regularly for the betting line and the pick for this game.
UPDATE: I will take the Chinatrust Brothers on the Run-Line in this game, as they are the stronger team by far, and they are in need of a big win to tie Rakuten. A win for Chinatrust puts the pressure back on Rakuten, so I expect the Brothers of CITIC to come out strong against this Uni team.