KT Wiz Suwon vs. Samsung Lions - 8/18/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

KT Wiz Suwon vs. Samsung Lions - 8/18/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions vs. KT Wiz Suwon

KBO Baseball: August 18, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: KT Wiz Suwon -180 / Samsung Lions +150 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Samsung Lions and KT Wiz Suwon meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park.

The Samsung Lions need a victory here after losing 13 of their last 19 games. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or more runs in nine of their last 19 games. In their latest effort, Kim Dong-yeop and Kim Heon-gon combined for four hits and two RBI while Won Tae-in allowed three runs and two hits in seven innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 18 of their last 28 games overall. Choi Chae-heung gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions. 

The KT Wiz Suwon look for a win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The KT Wiz Suwon offense has produced four or more runs in 12 of their last 17 games. In their last effort, Mel Rojas and Hwang Jae-gyun combined for two hits and three RBI while So Hyeong-jun allowed one run and two hits in five innings of work. The KT Wiz Suwon have won 16 of their last 25 games overall. William Cuevas gets the ball tonight for the KT Wiz Suwon. 

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The KT Wiz Suwon have won seven of the last nine meetings against the Samsung Lions. Eight of the last 11 meetings between the Lions and Wiz Suwon have produced double-digit run totals.

Choi Chae-heung has a 4.54 ERA and 1.45 WHIP this season through 73.1 innings, and he's coming off a game against the Doosan Bears where he allowed 11 runs and 17 hits in five innings. William Cuevas has a 4.31 ERA and 1.21 WHIP this season through 79.1 innings, and he's allowed three or less earned runs in seven of his last nine starts. You could argue this pitching matchup is about even with the slight edge going to Cuevas based on current form. The difference here is that the KT Wiz Suwon are quietly the hottest team in the league right now, and they've done nothing but beat up on the Samsung Lions this season.

I'll sid with the KT Wiz Suwon and take the RL for added betting value.

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Randy’s Pick KT Wiz Suwon -1.5

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

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