Chinatrust Brothers (27-19) - Fubon Guardians (18-26)
Saturday, June 27th, 6:30 AM EST
Chinatrust Brothers (-240) - Fubon Guardians (+195) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chinatrust Brothers (27-19) and the Fubon Guardians (18-26) will meet on Saturday, June 27th for a 1st Stage, regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). This will be game two of a three-game series between Chinatrust and Fubon.
The Chinatrust Brothers defeated the Fubon Guardians by the final score of 3-1 on Friday. Chinatrust definitely needed to win this game, considering that the Rakuten Monkeys also won its game against the Uni Lions on Friday as well. This game started with Fubon striking first, right in the top of the first inning. Fubon's 1-0 lead would not last, as the Chinatrust Brothers were quick to not only erase the deficit in the bottom of the first, but also take the lead 2-1. Chinatrust was able to score again in the bottom of the second to extend its lead to two runs, 3-1. Chinatrust would remain scoreless the rest of the game, but luckily for them, so would Fubon. Despite both teams getting on base at a decent pace, no team was able to score past the second inning, and the 3-1 lead for Chinatrust stood.
Chinatrust scored its three runs on 10 hits and they made one error in the field. Fubon scored only one run on a whopping 11 hits with two errors in the field.
With the win, Chinatrust and Rakuten remain tied for first place in the CPBL standings. The loss for Fubon does not hurt them too much, as the team it is tied with in the standings (Uni Lions) also lost on Friday.
The betting line for this game opens with the Chinatrust Brothers as the major favorites with a heavy -240 price on the Win-Line. The Fubon Guardians are the underdogs in this game with a +195 price. The total in this game is set at 11.5 runs, with both the over and under at -110 odds each.
I think Chinatrust is going to win this game and by quite a bit. Chinatrust is playing for a CPBL title, while Fubon is trying to stay out of the basement. I see Chinatrust potentially running up the score in this one, so I like them on the Run-Line at -1.5 (-140)