Esmil Rogers pitches tonight for the Chinatrust Brothers.
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Bet CPBL Saturday Baseball: Rakuten, off a rare loss, hosts Chinatrust; Fubon, in search of a win, is at hot-hitting Uni

Chinatrust vs. Rakuten and Fubon vs. Uni. start Saturday morning at 5:05 am EDT.

Howard Gensler

Howard Gensler

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With Fubon ace Henry Sosa scheduled to pitch against Uni Friday morning, Under 11.5 runs looked good to me. And for the second night in a row, Uni scored 12 runs in the first five innings. In the Rakuten-Chinatrust game, I liked the Over at 9.5 runs. Rakuten led 3-2 going into the seventh, so this looked like another potential L, but then the Brothers put up a 4 spot and 2 in the ninth and the Monkeys scored 5 in the ninth to force a tie, which they lost 10-8 in extras. but 18 is over 9.5 so that was a win and I'm now 16-13.

CPBL Standings

Rakuten 9-3

Uni 7-7

Chinatrust 6-7

Fubon 4-9

Saturday morning at 5:05 am EDT, Chinatrust is at Rakuten and Fubon plays at Uni.

Moneyline: Rakuten -210, Chinatrust +155

Run line: Rakuten -1.5 -103, Chinatrust +1.5 -127

Total runs: Over 10.5 -129, Under 10.5 +100

Pick: With two of the league's top starters going, this should be a pitcher's duel, until the bullpens come in and batting practice bursts out. Still, I'm taking the Under.

Moneyline: Fubon +163, Uni-Lions -220

Run line: Fubon +1.5 -115, Uni-Lions -1.5 -113

Total runs: Over 13.5 -127, Under 13.5 -103

Pick: Fubon has been struggling mightily and Uni has been pounding the ball. But it's baseball, Suzyn, so at +163 I'm taking Fubon on the moneyline.

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