NC Dinos vs. KIA Tigers - 4/27/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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KIA Tigers at NC Dinos
KBO Pre-season Baseball: Monday, April 27, 2020 at 5:00 am
The Line: NC Dinos -145 / KIA Tigers +125 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The KIA Tigers and NC Dinos meet Monday morning in South Korea KBO preseason baseball action.
The KIA Tigers are 0-2-1 in preseason action and are coming off a 1-2 loss to the NC Dinos, a game in which they didn’t score in the final six innings. The KIA Tigers are averaging just three runs per game in their first three preseason contests and have scored three or less runs in seven of their lat 10 games overall. In their most recent game, Preston Tucker and Oh Seon-woo combined for two hits and one RBI while Yang Hyun-jong allowed one run, two hits and struck out six in six innings. The KIA Tigers have shown promise here and there and they should have won their meeting against the Hanwha Eagles, but they’re going to have a hard time producing positive results unless those bats heat up.
The NC Dinos are 1-2 in preseason ball and have lost five of their last six games overall. The Dinos are coming off 2-1 victory over the Tigers and look to win back-to-back games for the first time since late September. In that most recent contest, Park Min-woo and Kim Sung-wook combined for two hits and two RBI while Mike Wright allowed one run and three hits and while striking out four in four innings. The NC Dinos pitching staff finally showed up in their most recent contest after getting washed twice by the Lotte Giants, and they snapped a five-game losing streak. It’s going to be interesting to see if the NC Dinos can build on such a performance.
The Tigers and Dinos have split the last eight meetings, with the Dinos winning the mot recent contest, 2-1. Five of the last six meetings have combined for seven or less runs.
Both of these teams have been in complete struggle mode dating back to the end of last season, so I'm not running to the window to lay juice with either side. When these clubs met a few days ago it was a 2-1 game that could have gone either way. If we're going to anticipate another tight contest between two teams that has issues closing games, I'd take a shot with the plus money.
Give me the KIA Tigers and the plus money as they snag a much needed victory.