Samsung Lions vs. Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: August 6, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Samsung Lions +140 / Doosan Bears -170 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Samsung Lions and Doosan Bears meet Thursday 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 10 games. In their latest effort, Park Hae-min and Lee Sung-gon combined for three hits and two RBI while Choi Chae-heung allowed two runs and three hits in two innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 13 of their last 19 games overall. Ben Lively gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.
The Doosan Bears look for a victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 17 of their last 27 games. In their last effort, Oh Jae-il and Jose Fernandez combined for two hits and two RBI while Yu Hui-kwan allowed one run and 10 hits in six innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 25 of their last 37 games overall. Choi Won-joon gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The Doosan Bears have won nine of the last 14 meetings against the Samsung Lions, but all four of those losses came in the last six meetings. Five of the last nine meetings between the Lions and Bears have produced double-digit run totals.
Ben Lively have been hit or miss this season with a 4.50 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, and he's coming off a game where he allowed four runs and four hits in 5.2 innings. Won-joon has a 4.25 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 48.2 innings this season, and he's allowed just five earned runs in his last 14.2 innings. Not the best pitching matchup in the world, but I do give the slight edge to Won-joon based on current form and when you throw in the Bears dominance over the Lions, you have to lean toward the favorite in this spot.
I'll take the Doosan Bears to win this game, and I'll side with the RL to shave down an expensive ML price.