Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions 5/23/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction

Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions  5/23/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction Photo by Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Samsung Lions at Doosan Bears

KBO Baseball: Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 4:00 am

The Line: Doosan Bears -220 / Samsung Lions +180 -- Over/Under: 11

The Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions face off in KBO baseball action on Saturday morning in the United States. Like the other games so far this season, there will be no fans in attendance for this game. In the first game of this series the Bears came away with a 12-7 victory over the Lions. 

The Doosan Bears are 2-2 over their last but overall this season they have played well winning nine of their 15  games. For the most part against the NC Dinos, the Bears played well and one of the losses was only by a run. In games that the Doosan Bears have won, the offense has been elite for the most part. 

The Doosan Bears are led by Jose Fernandez who has hit three home runs and driven 16 runs. Jae-hwan Kim has also hit four home runs and driven in 15 RBI’s.

The Samsung Lions have struggled this season and overall this season they have won only five of their 16 games. Coming into this game they have lost six of the last last games, with the only win coming against the LG Twins by a 3-1 final. 

The pitching staff hasn’t been great and the offense for the most part hasn’t been able to make up for it. In the last game they were able to score seven points, but that isn’t enough when the pitching staff gives up 12. 

On offense the Samsung Lions don’t have anyone who has hit more than two home runs so far this season. Dong-yeop Kim has hit two home runs and driven 12 RBI’s so far this year. Won-seok Lee has also hit two home runs and driven in 10.

Raul Alacantara will get the start for the Doosan Bears while Dae-Woo Kim will get the start for the Samsung Lions. Alacantara currently sits with an ERA four in 18 innings, while Kim has an ERA of 3.86 in seven innings. 

The Lions haven’t been good this year, and there is no reason to think it will change in this game. Look for the Bears to get to Kim early and that will be the difference as the Doosan Bears cruise to a victory. 

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Shane’s Pick Doosan Bears -1.5

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