LG Twins at Doosan Bears
KBO Pre-season Baseball: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:00 am
The Line: LG Twins +145 / Doosan Bears -165 -- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The LG Twins and Doosan Bears meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO preseason baseball action.
The LG Twins are coming off a solid 4-3 victory over the Hanwha Eagles, but they’re still just 2-3 in preseason action. The LG Twins have lost six of their last nine games overall. In their last effort, Lee Chun-woong and Kim Min-sung combined for two hits and two RBI while Cha Woo-chan allowed one run and three hits while striking out five in 5.1 innings. The LG Twins have been held to three or less runs in each of their last four games and it’s going to be tough to find consistent results unless the offense picks up. The LG Twins are averaging just 3.4 runs per game this preseason.
The Doosan Bears are coming off a game in which they allowed 10 runs against the Kiwoom Heroes and drop to 2-3 in preseason action. The Doosan Bears haven’t lost back-to-back games since mid September. The Doosan Bears have relied on their offense this preseason and are averaging 5.6 runs per game. The Doosan Bears have scored no less than five runs in each of their last four games. In their latest outing, Jose Miguel Fernandez and Choi Joo-hwan combined for three hits and three RBI while Choi Won-joon allowed five runs and six hits while striking out two in three innings.
The LG Twins have won four of the last five meetings against the Doosan Bears, which includes a 5-2 win a couple weeks ago. Four of the last eight meetings between the LG Twins and Doosan Bears have produced double-digit runs.
Both of these teams have been a bit hit or miss this preseason, and while you can say the Doosan Bears have been more impressive and have an explosive offense, their pitching staff didn't look good their last time out. The LG Twins have had offensive issues this preseason, but they've till found a way to win two of their first five preseason games. The LG Twins have also won four of the last five games against the Doosan Bears.
Based on the plus money, I'll take a shot with the LG Twins in an upset victory.