Chinatrust Brothers vs. Fubon Guardians - 6/26/20 CPBL Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chinatrust Brothers (26-19) - Fubon Guardians (18-25)
Friday, June 26th, 6:35 AM EST
Chinatrust Brothers (+105) - Fubon Guardians (-130)
The Chinatrust Brothers (26-19) and the Fubon Guardians (18-25) will meet on Friday, June 26th for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). This will be game one of a three-game series between Chinatrust and Fubon.
The Chinatrust Brothers defeated the Uni Lions by the final score of 13-6. Chinatrust is now tied with the Rakuten Monkeys for first place in the CPBL standings. Chinatrust got off to a really hot start after the Uni Lions took a measly 1-0 lead. Chinatrust scored five in the bottom of the first to take a 5-1 lead. The Uni Lions were able to score two consecutive runs to cut the deficit to 5-3, but that would not scare Chinatrust. The Brothers of Chinatrust went on to score seven runs in the three innings to take a 12-3 lead by the end of five innings. Uni would add three consolation runs and Chinatrust added one more of its own for good measure.
The Fubon Guardians were off on Thursday, as they finished up its two-game series with the Rakuten Monkeys on Wednesday. Fubon and Rakuten each won one of the two games, with the latest game going to the Rakuten Monkeys. The Rakuten Monkeys beat the Fubon Guardians 10-3 on Wednesday, pushing Fubon further back in the CPBL standings. The Uni Lions and the Fubon Guardians are now tied for third/fourth place in the CPBL, A.K.A 'the basement'.
The betting line in this game opens with the Fubon Guardians as the favorites with a -130 price. The Chinatrust Brothers open as the underdogs with a +105 price on the Win-Line respectively. The total in this game is 12.5 with both the over and the under set at -110 odds.
Fubon should not be the favorites in this game, so there has to be something we are missing here. An extra day's rest does go a long way, but I do not think it is the only reason for this flip-flopped line. Because of this, I will take Fubon on the Run-Line at -1.5 (+110), as this is all too fishy for me to take Chinatrust.