Kiwoom Heroes vs. SK Wyverns - 5/1/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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SK Wyverns at Kiwoom Heroes
KBO Pre-season Baseball: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 1:00 am
The Line: SK Wyverns +130 / Kiwoom Heroes -150 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The SK Wyverns and Kiwoom Heroes meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO preseason baseball action.
The SK Wyverns drop to 2-3 in preseason action and are riding a three-game losing streak. The SK Wyverns were shutout by the KT Wiz Suwon and are losing 7-19 during this three-game losing streak. In their latest effort, Han Dong-min and Choi Jeong combined for two hits while Kim Tae-hoon allowed two runs and even hits while striking out three in five innings. The SK Wyverns have lost six of their last eight games dating back to the playoffs, and it’s tough to get out of this funk if the pitching staff continues to get rocked. It’s going to be interesting to see if and when the SK Wyverns can turn things around.
The Kiwoom Heroes are 3-2 in preseason action and are riding a three-game winning streak. The Kiwoom Heroes just dropped 10 runs on the Doosan Bears and are averaging seven runs per game during their three-game winning streak. In their latest effort, Kim Ha-seong and Lee Jung-hoo combined for five hits and six RBI while Jake Brigham allowed zero runs and three hits while striking out three in three innings. The Kiwoom Heroes have caught fire offensively over the last week and are a team that’s going to be tough to bet against with this momentum adding up.
The Kiwoom Heroes have won seven of the last eight meetings against the SK Wyverns, which includes an 8-2 win last week. Five of the last eight meetings between the SK Wyverns and Kiwoom Heroes have produced at least nine runs.
The SK Wyverns are riding a three-game losing streak and have a pitching staff that's been getting rocked as of late. The Kiwoom Heroes have won three straight games and have been one of the hotter offensive teams this entire preseason, which includes putting up a 10 spot their last time out. The Kiwoom Heroes have also won seven of the last eight games against the SK Wyverns, including a blowout victory last week.
I'll lay the juice and side with the Kiwoom Heroes in this contest.