Lotte Giants vs. NC Dinos - 4/29/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lotte Giants vs. NC Dinos - 4/29/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

NC Dinos at Lotte Giants

KBO Pre-season Baseball: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 1:00 am

The Line: Lotte Giants +105 / NC Dinos -125 -- Over/Under: 9.5

The NC Dinos and Lotte Giants meet Wednesday morning in South Korea KBO preseason baseball action.

The NC Dinos are 1-3 in preseason action and have lost six of their last seven games overall. The NC Dinos have had issues with their pitching staff up to this point, allowing 20 runs in their last three games and eight runs in their most recent performance against the KIA Tigers. In their last outing, Na Sung-bum and No Jin-hyuk combined for two hits and two RBI while Lee Jae-hak allowed seven runs and seven hits in three innings of work. The NC Dinos are going to have a hard time producing positive results if the pitching staff keeps getting rocked, as they have five innings this preseason of allowing four or more runs. 

The Lotte Giants are 3-1 in preseason action and have a chance of coming away with their third straight victory. The Lotte Giants are coming off an offensive explosion against the Samsung Lions where they scored 12 runs on 12 hits. In the victory, An Chi-hong and Heo Il combined for two hits and five RBI while Adrian Sampson allowed three runs and five hits in 4.2 innings of work. The Lotte Giants have scored 23 runs in their last two games and are averaging 8.5 runs through four preseason games overall. Needless to say, the Lotte Giants look nothing like a team that entered this preseason riding an eight-game losing streak.

The Dinos and Giants have split the last 10 meetings overall, but it's been the Giants who have won three of the last four meetings, including two preseason contests. Six of the last seven meetings between the Dinos and Giants have had no less than seven runs scored.

These teams have been heading in different directions this preseason and the Lotte Giants have already beaten the NC Dinos twice this preseason, both games won rather comfortably. The Lotte Giants are also on fire offensively, scoring double-digit runs in their last two times out. The NC Dinos are probably the better team overall and it wasn't that long ago when the Giants were riding an eight-game losing streak, but the value seems to be with the Giants and the plus money in this spot.

Randy’s Pick Lotte Giants +105

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.