Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions - 8/5/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions - 8/5/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears

KBO Baseball: August 5, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: Doosan Bears -185 / Samsung Lions +155 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Samsung Lions and Doosan Bears meet Wednesday 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 10 games. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or more runs in six of their last nine games. In their latest effort,  Koo Ja-wook and Lee Won-seok combined for two hits and two RBI while Won Tae-in allowed two runs and eight hits in 5.1 innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 13 of their last 19 games overall. Choi Chae-heung gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.    

The Doosan Bears look for a victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 17 of their last 26 games. In their last effort, Oh Jae-il and Jose Fernandez combined for three hits and three RBI while Lee Seung-jin allowed four runs and three hits in three innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 25 of their last 37 games overall. Yu Hui-kwan gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.    

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The Doosan Bears have won nine of the last 13 meetings against the Samsung Lions, but all four of those losses came in the last five meetings. Five of the last eight meetings between the Lions and Bears have produced double-digit run totals.

Both of these teams have been in poor form over the last two weeks, and while the Doosan Bears have had the edge h2h over the long term, it's the Samsung Lions who have had the success lately. The Lions also have the pitching edge in this game, as Chae-heung has a 3.53 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 66.1 innings and has allowed two earned runs in his last 12.2 innings. Hui-kwan has a 5.61 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 78.2 innings, and he's allowed three or more earned runs in each of his last seven starts. 

It's rather surprising we're getting the Samsung Lions at this big plus money price, even if they haven't been able to win many games lately. 

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Randy’s Pick Samsung Lions +155

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

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