Samsung Lions vs. NC Dinos Betting Preview – KBO, Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The opening game between the Dinos and the Lions was the most dramatic KBO clash on Tuesday. It was a tight encounter that could’ve gone either way, but the league leaders showed their resilience to prevail by scoring three vital runs in the eighth inning.
They will enter the second game of the series with a lot of confidence in their ability to grind out wins. I share my expectations on Wednesday’s fixture in this Samsung Lions vs. NC Dinos betting preview with odds, prediction, and betting pick.
Lions vs. Dinos Odds
The disparity of the Samsung Lions vs. NC Dinos odds of the best baseball betting sites looks insane, but I actually understand where the gap is coming from. All the arguments are in favor of the league leaders, as you can see from my analysis below.
Samsung Lions Form and Stats
The Samsung Lions once again proved that they can put up a fight against every single team in the country. The underdog took an early lead against the Dinos and held it until the eighth inning. Even after going down 3-1, the Lions pushed hard in the ninth and almost managed to come back.
The team deserves a lot of respect for that performance, but I fear that the second game won’t be that close. The Lions are expected to start Seung Min Lee who’s been abysmal so far. The rookie had one start in June that saw him concede five runs in just over four innings.
He was then sent to the minor leagues, before returning in August for another five runs in only three innings. I don’t think that Lee can stop the Dinos and Samsung’s bullpen can’t be trusted either.
Unless the offense delivers something special, the Lions will lose.
NC Dinos Form and Stats
The masters of close wins struck again on Tuesday and my confidence in the Dinos is increasing all the time. The team just has that fighting spirit that is required to become a champion. There’s a long way to go, though, so getting the top spot in the KBO regular season is the most immediate task.
Considering Samsung’s starting pitcher, the Dinos should be confident in their chance to win game two of the series. Their own pick Drew Rucinski has been among the best pitchers in the league and already has 15 wins as a starter.
The offense should be there to help, so the Dinos are the overwhelming favorites in game two.
Lions vs. Dinos Prediction and Pick
I simply don’t see how the Samsung Lions can win on Wednesday. The difference in the starting pitchers is way too big, so the Dinos should have a lot of fun. And yet, the odds are just too low, so I don’t feel like backing the favorite.
I believe that we will see a lot of runs by NC in this one and the Lions can always score too. That’s why I prefer going for the over 10 runs outcome in my betting pick.