Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins - 9/12/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Samsung Lions vs. LG Twins - 9/12/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

LG Twins vs. Samsung Lions

KBO Baseball: September 12, 2020 at 4:00 am

The Line: Samsung Lions +110 / LG Twins -140 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The LG Twins and Samsung Lions meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium.

The LG Twins look for a win after winning eight of their last 13 games. The LG Twins pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in 35 of their last 61 games. In their last effort, Lee Chun-woong and Lee Hyung-jong combined for three hits and four RBI while Casey Kelly allowed one run and five hits in six innings of work. The LG Twins have won 16 of their last 25 games overall. Lim Chan-gyu gets the ball tonight for the LG Twins.

The Samsung Lions need a victory here after losing 12 of their last 17 games. The Samsung Lions have allowed five or more runs in 18 of their last 33 games. In their latest effort, Koo Ja-wook and Kim Dong-yeop combined for four hits and five RBI while Kim Dae-woo allowed three runs and 10 hits in four innings of work. The Samsung Lions have lost 15 of their last 21 games overall. Ben Lively gets the ball tonight for the Samsung Lions. 

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The Samsung Lions have won five of the last eight meetings against the LG Twins. Six of the last seven meetings between the Twins and Lions have produced dobule-digit run totals.

Lim Chan-gyu has a 3.81 ERA and 1.33 WHIP this season through 104 innings, and he's allowed two or less earned runs in seven of his last nine starts. Ben Lively has a 4.79 ERA and 1.37 WHIP this season through 62 innings, and he's allowed three or more earned runs in five of his last six starts. The LG Twins have the clear pitching advantage in this matchup and Chan-gyu has pitched some of his best ball of the season over the last few weeks. Lively gets hit hard more times than not, and the Samsung Lions continue to pile up the losses, as it often looks like they've given up on the season at times.

I have no choice but to back the LG Twins and the reasonable price in this series opener.

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Randy’s Pick LG Twins -140

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

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