Chinatrust Brothers (28-19) - Fubon Guardians (18-27)
Sunday, June 28th, 5:05 AM EST
Chinatrust Brothers (-145) - Fubon Guardians (+115) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chinatrust Brothers (28-19) and the Fubon Guardians (18-27) will meet on Sunday, June 28th for a 1st Stage regular-season matchup in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL). This will be game three of a three-game series between Chinatrust and Fubon.
The Chinatrust Brothers defeated the Fubon Guardians in game two of this series, 6-3. The win for Chinatrust was its 28th of the season, while the loss for Fubon was the 27th for them. Chinatrust now has sole possession of first place in the CPBL standings thanks, in part, to the Uni Lions absolutely destroying the Rakuten Monkeys in the other game on Saturday in the CPBL. Chinatrust has a 1.0 game lead over Rakuten, and it will look to extend that lead with a win in this game against Fubon.
Chinatrust relied on its pitching in the victory on Saturday, as the Brothers' staff was electric. Chinatrust was actually trailing in this game 1-0, but if you know the Fubon Guardians, you know they always blow early leads. This time, Fubon blew its lead in the very next half-inning, as Chinatrust scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 2-1 lead. Fubon would tie the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning, but yet again, Chinatrust matched Fubon's one run with two of its own. With the score 4-2, Chinatrust added yet another run in the bottom of the sixth to make it 5-2. Fubon would score in the top of the eighth to give the Guardians some hope, but that would be canceled out yet again when Chinatrust scored in the bottom half of the inning. 6-3 was your final score, as the CITIC Brothers have now clinched a series win.
The betting line for this game has the Chinatrust Brothers as the favorites with a -145 price on the Win-Line. The Fubon Guardians are the underdogs in this match with a +115 price respectively. The total in this game is set at 10.5 runs, with both the over and the under at -110 odds each.
The total in this game is one of the lowest totals we have seen in the CPBL, as the first two games of this series were very quiet regarding offense. I think we have to take a stab at the over in this game, as we do not get these low totals often in the CPBL.