Eagles vs Lions 5/17/24 Pick and Preview




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The Hanwha Eagles are taking to the road to face the Samsung Lions at Daegu Samsung Lions Park. The Eagles vs Lions 5/17/24 game is taking place at 530 AM EST. If you are in South Korea the game is being broadcast on SPOTV2.

Eagles vs Lions 5/17/24

Hanwha Eagles Preview

The Hanwha Eagles are coming off of an expected loss to the NC Dinos. The loss came by a score of 4-3. The Eagles are sitting in 9th place in the KBO with a record of 16-25-1 on the year. However, the Eagles when playing on the road have struggled to a 7-13 mark.

Hwang Jun-SEO is heading to this game here for his 6th start and 10th appearance. Jun-seo has posted a 1-3 record and a 4.18 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Hwang Jun-SEO has thrown a total of 28 innings on the year with 13 runs given up and 13 of those were earned runs. He has allowed 27 hits and allowed 3 homers, but has struck out 27 batters while walking 14. The pitching for the Eagles has shown some improvement with a team ERA of 5.55 with only 434 hits and 38 homers given up. The opponents are hitting at a clip of .288 against the Eagles, but Hanwha has a WHIP of 1.60.

The Eagles are a very weak team when it comes to hitting. The Eagles have posted a .251 average with 203 runs scored. Hanwha has managed to get 367 hits with 70 doubles, 8 triples, and 32 homers. Still, the Eagles have managed to get 16 steals on the year with 14 runners being thrown out.

Samsung Lions Preview

The Samsung Lions are coming here after blowing out SSG by a score of 12-4. The win allowed the Lions to move up to 3rd place in the KBO. Still, the Samsung team is now sitting on a 23-18-1 record on the year. When playing on their home field the Lions have struggled nightly to a 7-11 record.

Lee Seung-hyun is the starter making his 5th start for the Lions. Lee has posted a 2-1 record with a 1.71 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Seung-Hyun has thrown a total of 21 innings while giving up 5 runs of which 4 were earned. He has allowed 8 hits and 0 homers with 13 walks, but has struck out 20 batters. The Lions are heading in with a team ERA of 4.41 on the season. However, the Lions have allowed 386 hits with a total of 43 homers. Samsung has ended up getting a 1.38 WHIP, but the opponents are hitting at a clip of .259 on the year.

Samsung is coming in hitting at a clip of .269 with a total of 220 runs scored. The Lions have managed to get a total of 408 hits with 75 doubles, 4 triples, but have 41 homers. The Lions have managed to get a total of 35 steals with 9 runners thrown out on the year.

Eagles vs Lions 5/17/24 Pick: Samsung Lions

The Lions are a team that has played decent at times this year and has been more consistent as of recent. The downside is the Eagles have been playing good as of late as well, but still are not a team that has been playing consistent enough for me to back. Even at home, the Lions have struggled and I think they will struggle in this game as well, but I have to say I am taking the Lions to secure the win in this game here.

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