NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions 5/7/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction
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Samsung Lions at NC Dinos
KBO Baseball: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: NC Dinos -175, Samsung Lions +135 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The NC Dinos and Samsung Lions face off in their third game of the KBO Baseball season early on Thursday morning.
The NC Dinos have won their first two games of the season against the Samsung Lions and both were good pitching outings. In the first game, it was Drew Rucinski who was the star throwing 91 pitches in six innings giving up only three hits and zero earned runs. If there was one negative with his outing he did walk four guys.
On offense so far this season the Dinos have been hitting the long ball. Through the first two games they have hit five home runs. Chang-min Mo has the most hits on the team with three in eight at bats.
The Samsung Lions have lost two games in a row, and dating back to last year they have lost six of their last seven games. Giving up eight runs isn’t ideal through the first two games of the season isn’t ideal, but the real issue for Samsung has been with the offense. After being shut out in the first game, the Lions did manage to score three runs but it wasn’t enough.
Each of those runs came by home run which is a positive, but in this game they need to do a better job of manufacturing runs. Dong-Yeop Kim is the only player on the roster with more than one hit, and he currently sits with three hits.
In this game Chang-mo Koo is expected to start for the NC Dinos, while David Buchanan will get the nod for the Samsung Lions.The weather is expected to be clear for this game with very little wind so that shouldn't have any impact on the game.
The Samsung Lions offense is struggling and there is no reason to think they are going to turn it around in this game. Look for the Dinos offense to find enough success to win this game on the money line. The under is also a nice play in this game.