Rakuten Monkeys (24-18) - Fubon Guardians (18-24)
Wednesday, June 24th, 6:30 AM EST
Rakuten Monkeys (-190) - Fubon Guardians (+160) O/U: 14.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Rakuten Monkeys (24-18) and the Fubon Guardians (18-24) will meet on Wednesday, June 24th for a 1st Stage regular-season match in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). This will be game two of a two-game series between Rakuten and Fubon.
The Fubon Guardians defeated the Rakuten Monkeys by the final score of 11-4 on Tuesday. Fubon is now tied with Uni for third place in the CPBL standings, and they do have four games in hand. Rakuten is now tied with Chinatrust for first place in the standings, as Rakuten also has two games in hand on Chinatrust.
Fubon was able to bring home a very important victory against the league's best team in Rakuten. Fubon scored one run in the first inning to give them the early lead. In the top of the fourth inning, Fubon opened up the score by adding four more runs to make it a 5-0 game. Rakuten got on the board in the same inning, but only for one run to make it a 5-1 game. Fubon added two more in the very next inning, as the game started to get ugly. Fubon put four more runs on the board in the seventh to make it 11-2 through seven. The final score winded up being 11-4, as Fubon got the job done.
Fubon scored its 11 runs on 13 hits and two errors. Rakuten scored its four runs on 12 hits and one error.
The betting line in this game opens with the Rakuten Monkeys as the big favorites at -190 on the Win-Line. The Fubon Guardians open as the underdogs with a +160 price on the Win-Line. The total in this game is set at 14.5 with both the over and the under set at -110 odds each.
I like Rakuten to come back in this game and flex its muscles a bit. Rakuten cannot let both of these games get away from them, as Chinatrust would take over the league-lead in the standings if Rakuten were to lose this game. I will take Rakuten on the Run-Line at -1.5 (-105).