Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions - 7/17/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions - 7/17/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

KBO Baseball: Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: Lotte Giants +110 / Samsung Lions -140 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park.

The Samsung Lions need a victory here after losing five of their last seven games, but they just took two of three from the KIA Tigers. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or less runs in 16 of their last 27 games. In their latest effort, Lee Won-seok and Park Hae-min combined for five hits and five RBI while Heo Yoon-dong allowed three runs and one hit in 0.1 innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 20 of their last 33 games overall. Choi Chae-heung gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions. 

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The Lotte Giants look for a win after winning five of their last seven games and just taking two of three from the LG Twins. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in seven of their last eight games. In the latest effort, Han Dong-hee and Lee Dae-ho combined for five hits and seven RBI while Jang Won-sam allowed six runs and eight hits in 4.1 innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 16 of their last 27 games overall. Seo Jun-won gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.

The Samsung Lions have won four of the last five meetings against the Lotte Giants, but the last eight meetings have been split down the middle. Five of the last eight meetings between the Giants and Lions have produced double-digit run totals. 

The Lotte Giants are playing the better baseball at the moment, but past games between these teams have been hit or miss and often high scoring. We probably should expect anything different in this contest considering Chae-heung has a 4.02 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 24 walks in 53.2 innings while Jun-won has a 4.30 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 16 walks in 58.2 innings. Chae-heung is coming off a game where he allowed seven runs and nine hits in four innings, while Jun-won has allowed seven earned runs and 14 hits in his last 10 innings.

The total is rather insane, but I'll take the over anyway due to a lack of confidence in a side.

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Randy’s Pick Over 10.5

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