Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants - 6/26/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants - 6/26/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions

KBO Baseball: Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:30 am

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The Lotte Giants and Samsung Lions meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Sajik Baseball Stadium.

The Lotte Giants could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced four or less runs in four of their last six games. In the latest effort, Kim Joon-tae and Son Ah-seop combined for three hits and three RBI while Seo Jun-won allowed three runs and five hits in five innings of work. The Lotte Giants have split their last 12 games overall. Dan Straily gets the ball tonight for the

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The Samsung Lions need a win after splitting their last eight games, and they just took two of three games from the Hanwha Eagles. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. In their latest effort, Kim Dong-yeop and Park Seung-gyu combined for two hits and two RBI while David Buchanan allowed eight runs and 12 hits in six innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 10 of their last 16 games overall. Won Tae-in gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.

The Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants have split the last 10 meetings, but it was the Lions who took two of three games in the most recent series. Seven of the last 10 meetings between the Giants and Lions have produced single-digit run totals.

This is a tough series to predict considering both teams have been hit or miss all season long and they've been an even tougher read over the last couple of weeks. The Lotte Giants offense has cooled off and they haven't played a game since Tuesday morning due to multiple rainouts. The Samsung Lions weren't able to sweep th Hanwha Eagles, but their pitching staff has been dealing lately and they've become slightly easier to trust. I'm just not all that thrilled about a struggling Lotte Giants club that's now had a couple of days off to break any rhythm they may have had.

I'm going to side with the Samsung Lions, but this is a series that's likely going to be up and down.

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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.