Chinatrust Brothers vs Fubon Guardians – CPBL June 16th

As Major League Baseball continues to pitch proposals, the Players’ Association steps out of the batters’ box and the imaginary negotiation umpire has no choice but to call it a ball.

I think they have walked the proverbial bases loaded at this point.

I believe the two sides will reach a deal. The players just have all of the leverage at this point so they keep turning down proposals and the MLB keeps making them slightly better each time.

MLB reportedly stands to lose over 4 billion, yes billion, dollars if the 2020 season is scratched.

That’s a lot of cash!

We can see why the owners are so desperate.

We should get to a deal soon, I hope.

Until then, we are left to bet on the Chinese Taipei Professional Baseball League as well as the Korean Baseball Organization and Japanese baseball is also returning.

It hasn’t been so bad, though.

We have picked about 21 games that weren’t rained out and we have a 17% ROI.

I’m not sure if we could carry that number for the remainder of the CPBL regular season but if Major League Baseball doesn’t figure something out, we may have to.

The CPBL always takes Mondays off and it’s normally just one game on Tuesday.

That is the case tomorrow as the Chinatrust Brothers visit the Fubon Guardians.

This is a pitching rematch from just a week ago.

Chinatrust brings power pitcher and strikeout artist Jose de Paula to the mound in hopes of defeating the greatest pitcher of all-time in the CPBL, Mike Loree.

These two didn’t quite look their best when they faced off on June 10th.

  • Mike Loree pitched just 5 innings allowing 2 homers, walking 3 batters and allowing 4 earned runs.
  • The Brothers’ Jose de Paula pitched similarly throwing for 6 innings and also allowing 4 earned runs.

The difference was the bullpens.

Fubon’s first reliever gave up the two runs that would prove to be the difference in the game while the Chinatrust relievers shut out the Guardians over the final 3 innings.

We took the under 13 runs and got really lucky.

I thought it was a solid bet considering the pitching talent on both sides.

I didn’t see the game but I watched the highlights without knowing the final score.

Oh my gosh! There must have been 15 balls hit to the warning track that were caught!

That was the luckiest win I think I’ve ever had.

Does that mean we should go with the over bet this time?

Or is it more likely that two very good pitchers, one who is a legend, return to solid form and keep the score low?

That’s tough.

Let’s break down the matchup a little further according to the betting odds we found over at Bovada.LV.

Chinatrust Brothers @ Fubon Guardians

Run Line

  • Chinatrust -1.5 (-115)
  • Fubon +1.5 (-145)
Money Line

  • Chinatrust (-130)
  • Fubon (+100)
Run Total

  • Over 10.5 (-125)
  • Under 10.5 (-105)

Wow, Mike Loree is the underdog.

I think this is the first time we have seen the phenomenon all season.

The Chinatrust Brothers are incredibly hot right now!

They are 8-2 in the month of June and currently sit half of a game back from the Rakuten Monkeys for first place in the CPBL.

Please Note:
The Brothers are a better overall team than the Guardians but with Mike Loree on the mound for Fubon, they likely won’t need to score many runs to get the win.

That run total betting line seems to be about right.

I don’t think we can touch that.

The Guardians are getting some love with the run line but (-145) is a premium for just one run.

The Guardians are (+100) on the moneyline.

It’s hard to bet against the Brothers right now but I think Mike Loree rebounds with an outstanding performance and leads his Guardians to a win.

The Bet
Fubon Guardians

In Conclusion

Just face it, guys.

MLB just isn’t coming back!

You’re stuck with the CPBL.

At least they have cheerleaders!

  • No, I think that Major League Baseball will return within the next couple of months and play what could be an all-action shortened season.
  • Until then, though, we have Japanese, Taiwanese, and Korean baseball leagues to bet on and we have been doing pretty solid with the CPBL, in particular.

Tomorrow will tell us a lot about what kind of year the legendary Mike Loree is going to have.

Yes, the balls are juiced and betting any under is a stretch but counting out the greatest pitcher in the history of the CPBL is another thing.

I saw where some people are betting the under here.

We got lucky with it at 13. I don’t know if these two squads can keep it under 11.

As I said, there were about 10-15 balls hit to the warning track and caught when these two pitchers faced off less than a week ago.

Let’s take the even money for Mike Loree to lead his Guardians to a victory.

Mike Pruitt / Author

Mike has been covering sports professionally since 2017 but on the amateur scene for 25 years since when he was 12. Before the internet changed the world, he would keep detailed statistical box scores of NFL and NBA contests, write recaps, and voluntarily commentate games and fights alone in his room. Mike's military experience, Bachelors Degree, and employment thereafter were always rooted in engineering, science, and teaching. Now he enjoys being able to express himself through writing about football, golf, and car racing among other sports but most of all fighting as his life has been rooted in mixed martial arts including competing and teaching for the past 15 years.