Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins - 5/5/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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LG Twins at Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 1:00 am
The Line: Doosan Bears -150 / LG Twins +130 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV: ESPN, ESPN+
The LG Twins and Doosan Bears meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The LG Twins have won their last two games and finished the preseason with a 3-3 record. The LG Twins are coming off a 3-2 victory over the Doosan Bears where they didn’t allow a single run in their final seven innings. In the victory, Roberto Ramos and Jeong Keun-woo combined for two hits and three RBI while Lim Chan-gyu allowed two runs and four hits in four innings. The LG Twins allowed four or less runs in five of their six preseason games, so the pitching staff appears to be in regular season form.
The Doosan Bears lost their last two games and finished their preseason with a 3-3 record. The Doosan Bears pitching staff has let them down at times, but they’ve still won 12 of their last 15 games so it’s safe to trust them until they give you a reason not to. In their most recent outing, Hur Kyoung-min and Kim Jae-hwan combined for three hits and two RBI while Lee Yong-chan allowed three runs and six hits in five innings. The Doosan Bears have scored five or more runs in four of their last five games.
The LG Twins have won five of the last six meetings against the Doosan Bears, which includes two preseason victories where they outscored them 8-4. Five of the last six meetings between the Twins and Bears have produced single-digit runs.
The Doosan Bears have been the more consistent team dating back to last season where they've won 12 of their last 15 games overall, so you can understand why they're favored in this spot. However, the LG Twins pitching staff has been lights out this preseason and pitching should be key early in the regular season when teams are still trying to figure things out. The LG Twins have also won five of the last six meetings against the Doosan Bears, including a victory on Friday.
It's hard not to side with the LG Twins and the plus money in this spot. The value is too good to turn down.