LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions - 7/5/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions - 7/5/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins

KBO Baseball: Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 4:00 am

The Line: Samsung Lions -110 / LG Twins -120 -- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Samsung Lions and LG Twins meet Sunday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park.    

The Samsung Lions look to keep the ball rolling to build on their five-game winning streak. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or less runs in 12 of their last 18 games. In their latest effort, Koo Ja-wook and Kim Dong-yeop combined for seven hits and five RBI while Heo Yoon-dong allowed two runs and three hits in five innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 17 of their last 24 games overall. Choi Chae-heung gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.      

The LG Twins need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The LG Twins pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. In their last effort, Lee Chun-woong and Kim Hyun-soo combined for four hits and two RBI while Lim Chan-gyu allowed four runs and nine hits in seven innings of work. The LG Twins have lost 15 of their last 26 games overall. Jung Chan-heon gets the ball tonight for the LG Twins.      

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The Samsung Lions have won five of the last seven meetings against the LG Twins. Seven of the last 12 meetings between the Lions and Twins have produced single-digit run totals.

The LG Twins are the slight favorite here because of their starting pitcher, as Chan-heon has been money this season with a 2.56 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 38.2 innings. However, Chae-heung hasn't been too shabby in his own right, posting a 3.43 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 44.2 innings. There's not a lot of difference between these two pitchers. Also, the bottom line here is that the Samsung Lions have been head and shoulders the better team over the last couple of weeks and have had their way in this series. I don't understand why the LG Twins are favored, especially given four straight losses and a pitching staff that's been rocked each of the last two weeks.

Give me the Samsung Lions and the slightly cheaper price.

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Randy’s Pick Samsung Lions -110

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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