Samsung Lions vs. Kiwoom Heroes
KBO Baseball: August 1, 2020 at 5:00 am
The Line: Kiwoom Heroes -130 / Samsung Lions +100 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Samsung Lions and Kiwoom Heroes 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 seven games. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or less runs in 19 of their last 36 games. In their latest effort, Park Hae-min and Lee Won-seok combined for three hits and two RBI while Ben Lively allowed four runs and four hits in 5.2 innings of work. The Samsung Lions have won 24 of their last 42 games overall. David Buchanan gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after losing six of their last 11 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 20 of their last 33 games. In their last effort, Addison Russell and Lee Jung-hoo combined for five hits and five RBI while Han Hyun-hee allowed two runs and four hits in five innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 24 of their last 40 games overall. Jake Brigham 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 three meetings. Eight of the last 12 meetings between the Heroes and Lions have produced single-digit run totals.
The Samsung Lions have had a rough week while the Kiwoom Heroes have shown flashes of getting out of this funk and have to be comfortable in this series considering they've won the last three games. Buchanan has a 3.57 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 90.2 innings, but he was shaky in his last start and the Lions have lost the last two games he's pitched. Brigham has a 3.54 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 28 innings this season, and h's allowed one earned run and seven hits in his last 10 innings. The Heroes have the slight advantage in this game when you consider current form and the starting pitching matchup.
I'll take a shot with the Kiwoom Heroes and the reasonable price in game two of this series.