Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: August 4, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Doosan Bears -170 / Samsung Lions +140 -- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Samsung Lions and Doosan Bears meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium.
The Samsung Lions need a victory here after losing eight of their last nine games. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or more runs in six of their last eight games. In their latest effort, Kim Dong-yeop and Kim Eung-min combined for five hits and two RBI while Yoon Sung-hwan allowed zero runs and three hits in five innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 13 of their last 18 games overall. Won Tae-in gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The Doosan Bears look for a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 17 of their last 25 games. In their last effort, Hur Kyoung-min and Kim Jae-ho combined for five hits and three RBI while Raul Alcántara allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 25 of their last 36 games overall. Lee Seung-jin gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The Doosan Bears have won nine of the last 12 meetings against the Samsung Lions, but all three of those losses came in the last four meetings. Five of the last seven meetings between the Lions and Bears have produced double-digit run totals.
The Samsung Lions have piled up the losses over the last two weeks and what used to be a reliable pitching staff has been getting rocked quite a bit. Tae-in has been solid this season with his 3.56 ERA and 1.48 WHIP this season in 68.1 innings, but he's earned a decision in just three of his last four games. Seung-jin has just 1.2 innings under his belt this season and has a 5.95 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 62 innings in his KBO career. Yuck.
With all that said, I'm still siding with the Doosan Bears and somewhat reasonable price. The Doosan Bears have owned this series with wins in nine of the last 12 meetings and they have the offense to carry themselves to victory in what looks like a mismatch on the hill.