Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions - 7/18/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions - 7/18/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

KBO Baseball: Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Line: Lotte Giants +130 / Samsung Lions -160 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants meet Saturday 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 eight games. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or less runs in 16 of their last 28 games. In their latest effort, Koo Ja-wook and Lee Won-seok combined for three hits and four RBI while Choi Chae-heung allowed five runs and seven hits in 6.2 innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 21 of their last 34 games overall. Ben Lively 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 eight games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in eight of their last nine games. In the latest effort, Jung Hoon and Han Dong-hee combined for four hits and five RBI while Seo Jun-won allowed five runs and seven hits in three innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 17 of their last 28 games overall. Park Se-woong gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.  

The Samsung Lions have won five of the last six meetings against the Lotte Giants, but the last 16 meetings have been split down the middle. Six of the last nine meetings between the Giants and Lions have produced double-digit run totals. 

The Samsung Lions are the far and away more trustworthy team right now and their pitching staff has showed up most nights. The Lotte Giants have shown signs of life recently but aren't a team I've backed a lot these last few weeks due to long losing stretches. Se-woong has a 5.21 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, but he's allowed just three earned runs and 10 hits in his last 11 innings of work. Lively has a 5.40 ERA and 1.35 WHIP this season and hasn't pitched since May 22. While neither starting pitcher has had much success this season, it's far to say the Lotte Giants have the edge here because of Se-woong's last two outings and his opponent not pitching in nearly two months.

I'll take a stab with the Lotte Giants and the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Lotte Giants +130

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