Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions Betting Preview – KBO, Wednesday, September 9, 2020

| September 8, 2020 10:44 am PDT

I believe that the opening game against the Eagles sums up the Lions’ season so far. Samsung came into this clash a huge favorite after beating some of the best baseball teams in South Korea and had the better starting pitcher.

The game started with two runs in favor of the Lions in the first inning against the worst side in the country. It looked like another victory for Samsung, but the team failed to score more runs by the end of the game and eventually lost after an extra-inning.

The Lions’ inconsistency is getting borderline ridiculous and I honestly don’t know what to expect from the team at this point. And yet, I try my best in this Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions betting preview that features the latest odds, analysis of both sides, my prediction, and a free betting pick.

Before I proceed, let me remind you that the two sides will play twice on Wednesday and this preview is for the first game.

Eagles vs. Lions Odds

Hanwha Eagles to win+200
Samsung Lions to win-240
Hanwha Eagles (+1.5)+100
Samsung Lions (-1.5)-130
Over 9-115
Under 9-115

The Hanwha Eagles vs. Samsung Lions odds of the top baseball betting sites heavily favor the Lions and that’s hardly a surprise considering the starting pitchers. And yet, we saw what happened on Tuesday.

Hanwha Eagles Current Form

I’m sure that even the Eagles thought that the series opener would be hard after going 2-0 down in the first inning. And yet, the opponent failed to put them under enough pressure and Hanwha managed to force an extra inning.

The team went a step further by scoring two unanswered runs to snatch the victory. It was an unexpected outcome and I believe it had more to do with Samsung’s shaky nature than anything else.

The Eagles will have to rely on some help by their opponent on Wednesday too because they are expected to start a pitcher with a 7.92 ERA. Min Jae Jang has been a train wreck this season and even the Lions should be able to punish him.

Samsung Lions Current Form

I’m not sure what else to say about the Lions at this point. How can you go out and beat two of the best teams in the country and then lose against the worst? It’s just what Samsung does this season and you never know what to expect.

In theory, the team should be able to win the early game on Wednesday. The Eagles are starting one of the worst pitchers in the league and the Lions have the firepower to take full advantage of the situation.

The problem is that we don’t really know who’s going to play for the Lions. Yoon Dong Heo was expected to start, but he’s doubtful. Samsung’s offense will have to step up and perform better to secure the victory.

Eagles vs. Lions Prediction and Pick

I just can’t back a team like the Lions when the odds are so low, so I have another idea. Getting -115 for over 9 runs looks better based on the starting pitchers. Both sides should be able to find some success when they’re batting, so that’s my final pick.

Pick
  • Over 9
    -115
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