Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions - 8/23/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lotte Giants vs. Samsung Lions - 8/23/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Todd Olszewski/Orioles Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

Samsung Lions vs. Lotte Giants

KBO Baseball: August 23, 2020 at 4:00 am

The Line: Lotte Giants -180 / Samsung Lions +150 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants meet Sunday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Daegu Samsung Lions Park.  

The Samsung Lions need a victory here after losing 17 of their last 24 games. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or more runs in 13 of their last 24 games. In their latest effort, Koo Ja-wook and kang min-ho combined for two hits and three RBI while Won Tae-in allowed five runs and seven hits in 5.2 innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 22 of their last 33 games overall. Choi Chae-heung gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions.    

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The Lotte Giants look for a win after winning 18 of their last 31 games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in 20 of their last 32 games. In the latest effort, Shin Bon-gi and Oh Yoon-suk combined for three hits and four RBI while Seo Jun-won allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 26 of their last 51 games overall. Dan Straily gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.     

The Samsung Lions have won six of the last nine meetings against the Lotte Giants, and those three losses came in the last five meetings. Five of the last 11 meetings between the Lions and Giants have produced double-digit runs.  

Choi Chae-heung has a 4.22 ERA and 1.42 WHIP this season through 79 innings, and he's allowed a combined 11 earned runs and 20 hits in his last 10.2 innings. Dan Straily has a 2.43 ERA and 1.06 WHIP this season through 118.2 innings this season, and he's allowed two or less earned runs in 13 of his last 15 starts. Dan Straily has also earned the victory in six of his last eight starts. The Samsung Lions may have had the edge in this series this season, but there's a handful of pitchers in this league you don't bet against and Straily is certainly on that list.

Give me the Lotte Giants, and I'll take the RL for added betting value.

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