Kiwoom Heroes vs. Samsung Lions - 7/31/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kiwoom Heroes vs. Samsung Lions - 7/31/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions vs. Kiwoom Heroes

KBO Baseball: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: Kiwoom Heroes -125 / Samsung Lions -105 -- Over/Under: 11 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Samsung Lions need a victory here after losing four of their last six games. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or less runs in 19 of their last 35 games. In their latest effort, Kim Ji-chan and Kang Min-ho combined for two hits and one RBI while Choi Chae-heung allowed one run and one hit in six innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 24 of their last 41 games overall. Ben Lively gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.    

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The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 19 of their last 32 games. In their last effort, Park Dong-won and Kim Hye-sung combined for three hits and four RBI while Choi Won-tae allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 23 of their last 39 games overall. Han Hyun-hee gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.     

The Samsung Lions and Kiwoom Heroes have split the last 10 meetings, but it’s the Heroes who have won the last two meetings. Eight of the last 11 meetings between the Heroes and Lions have produced single-digit run totals.

The Samsung Lions may be losing games, but their pitching staff continues to show up day in and day out, and that's a great sign that this losing stretch won't last for long. Lively is also a pitcher who has been solid since his return, allowing a combined three earned runs and nine hits in his last 11 innings. Hyun-hee has been anything but, posting a 6.32 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 68.1 innings, and he's allowed a combined 13 earned runs and 18 hits in his last 15.1 innings. The Samsung Lions have had the better pitching for the last several weeks and it's fair to say they have the advantage on the hill in game one.

Getting the Samsung Lions here at the cheaper price feels like a steal.

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Randy’s Pick Samsung Lions -105

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