Samsung Lions vs. KIA Tigers Betting Preview – KBO, Tuesday, September 1, 2020

| August 31, 2020 10:08 am PDT

I must admit that the Samsung Lions have been the most frustrating team in the South Korean KBO. There have been some glimpses of potential throughout the season and it looks like the talent is there, but the Lions simply can’t find any consistency.

They face a team that should be beatable next, but the KIA Tigers have been better and they are still in the hunt for the playoffs.

In this betting preview, I go through what both sides can deliver on Tuesday based on the latest team news and their stats so far in the season. I end the post with my Samsung Lions vs. KIA Tigers prediction and betting pick.

Lions vs. Tigers Odds

Samsung Lions to win+155
KIA Tigers to win-185
Samsung Lions (+1.5)-130
KIA Tigers (-1.5)+100
Over 9-105
Under 9-125

The Samsung Lions vs. KIA Tigers betting odds you see here are available at BetOnline, one of the top sportsbooks for the KBO. The lines of the betting sites are usually up early and the prices are higher than the industry average.

Samsung Lions Current Form and Stats

The Samsung Lions are the worst team in the league in the last ten games. They have won only three of them and looked abysmal on several occasions. You never know when the offense will disappear or the pitching will totally collapse with this team.

On many occasions, we’ve seen both in the same game and that’s how the Lions got here. Samsung sits eight in the table, miles behind the playoffs spots.

I’m not sure if we can expect an improvement on Tuesday, considering the expected starting pitcher. Chae Heung Choi lost several starts in a row and his ERA in August stands at 7.63. It’s been a disaster, so the Tigers certainly will feel confident in their chances to score some runs.

KIA Tigers Current Form and Stats

The Tigers are leaking too many runs and that’s the reason why the team is not in the playoff spots. And yet, the gap to the fifth position in the table is only a win and a half, so KIA has everything to play for between now and the end of the KBO regular season.

The team is sending one of its best pitchers against the Lions too. Aaron Brooks is one of the few pitchers in the country that have sustained an ERA under 3.00 over more than 10 games and his WHIP sits at the respectable 1.11.

He’s won pretty much every game in which the offense provided at least decent support and that’s great news for the Tigers.

Lions vs. Tigers Prediction and Pick

This one could easily get ugly, I think, and the Lions are in danger of another heavy defeat. The price of +100 for the Tigers to cover the -1.5 looks great to me and that’s my final pick for game one of the series between Samsung and KIA.

Pick
  • KIA Tigers (-1.5)
    +100
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