Samsung Lions vs. Kia Tigers: 5/22/21 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kia Tigers at Samsung Lions
May 22, 2021 4:00 am EDT
The Line: Samsung -188 / Kia Tigers +134 -- Over/Under: 10.5
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The Kia Tigers and Samsung Lions face off on Saturday in a KBO Baseball showdown at Daegu Samsung Lions Park. 

In the first game of this series it was the Samsung Lions that were able to come away with the 5-3 victory. Both teams had ten hits, but it was the Samsung Lions who were able to score more runs. 

The Kia Tigers come into this game with a 15-23 record overall and they have lost six games in a row. The pitching staff has been a big issue for this team, and even though in two of the last three games they have scored five runs, it wasn’t enough as they were defeated. Chan-ho Park has been the best player driving in 15 RBI’s. One issue for this team is they aren’t an elite offensive team in terms of the home run with not one player sitting with double digit home runs. 

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On the side of this matchup is the Samsung Lions who sit with a 23-17 record which puts them in 1st place in the standings. So far this week though the Samsung Lions have gone 1-2 though and during the three games they have scored only ten runs total. Jose Pirela has been the best player for the Samsung Lions hitting 13 home runs and driving in 34 RBI’s. Min-ho Kang has also hit five home runs and driven in 26 RBI”s. 

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Gi-yeong Im will get the start for the Kia Tigers and coming into this game he sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 7.06.

Chae-heung Choi will get the start for the Samsung Lions and coming into this game he sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 9.31. 

The weather in this game is expected to be clear with a slight wind blowing from 1st to 3rd base. 

These are two pitchers who have struggled so far this season and there is going to be plenty of scoring in this game. Look for both teams to run up the score and this game is going well over the posted total. Back the over. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Over 10.5
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Shane Mickle

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