Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns - 8/8/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns - 8/8/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

SK Wyverns vs. Samsung Lions

KBO Baseball: August 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Line: Samsung Lions +125 / SK Wyverns -155 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The SK Wyverns and Samsung Lions meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium.  

The SK Wyverns need a win here after losing 21 of their last 32 games. The SK Wyverns pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 15 of their last 34 games. In their last effort, Chae Tae-in and Kim Kang-min combined for two hits while Lee Geon-wook allowed two runs and five hits in six innings of work. The SK Wyverns have lost 33 of their last 47 games overall. Moon Seung-won gets the ball tonight for the SK Wyverns.      

The Samsung Lions need a victory here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. In their latest effort, Koo Ja-wook and Kim Ji-chan combined for three hits and two RBI while David Buchanan allowed zero runs and three hits in seven innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 14 of their last 21 games overall. Yoon Sung-hwan gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.

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The Samsung Lions have won five straight games against the SK Wyverns and six of the last eight meetings overall. Eleven of the last 13 meetings between the Wyverns and Lions have produced single-digit run totals.

You shouldn't be running to the window to bet either of these teams in their current form, but the SK Wyverns have a major pitching advantage in this contest, which is why they're favorites for the first time in what feels likes forever. Moon Seung-won has a 3.74 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 89 innings this season, and he's allowed three or less earned runs in 10 of his last 11 starts. Yoon Sung-hwan has a 7.71 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in seven innings this season and has just one strikeout. While the sample size is small, Sung-hwan has a 4.22 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in his lengthy KBO career, so he's always been a shaky pitcher overall. 

I don't do this often, but I'll back the SK Wyverns to get the job done.

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Randy’s Pick SK Wyverns -155

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

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