Lotte Giants vs. KT Wiz Suwon - 5/5/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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KT Wiz Suwon at Lotte Giants
KBO Baseball: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 1:00 am
The Line: Lotte Giants +110 / KT Wiz Suwon -130 -- Over/Under: 9
TV: ESPN, ESPN+
The KT Wiz Suwon and Lotte Giants meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The KT Wiz Suwon finished the preseason with a 4-1-1 record and are 6-1-1 in their last eight games overall. The KT Wiz Suwon are coming off an offensive shootout where they beat the Hanwha Eagles in a game that produced a combined 28 runs. In the victory, Kang Baek-ho Yoo Han-joon and combined for six hits and 11 RBI while William Cuevas allowed three earned runs and seven hits in three innings. The KT Wiz Suwon have produced double-digit run totals in two of their last five games and they have to feel good about where they’re at right now.
The Lotte Giants finished the preseason on a four-game winning streak and were 5-1 in the preseason overall. The Lotte Giants entered the preseason on an eight-game losing streak, so this is a pleasant surprise and creates some intrigue as we gear up for the regular season. In their 8-7 victory over the Samsung Lions, Son Ah-seop and Shin Bon-gi combined for four hits and five RBI while Seo Jun-won allowed two hits and two runs in three innings. The Lotte Giants scored no less tan four runs in five of their six preseason games, so it’s safe to say they’re in good shape entering the games that count.
The KT Wiz Suwon are 7-2-1 in their last 10 meetings against the Lotte Giants, and that includes a 7-0 victory when they met last in late September. Seven of the last 10 meetings have produced single digit run totals.
These were two of the better teams throughout the preseason, so it's going to be fun to see if they can keep that form when the games actually count. I'm giving the edge to the KT Wiz Suwon, a team that's fresh off tearing the cover off the ball and a team that's won seven of the last 10 meetings agains the Lotte Giants. We have to remember the Lotte Giants finished last year on an eight-game losing streak, so it takes more than some solid performances in the preseason to change the way we look at this club.
Give me the KT Wiz Suwon and the reasonable price.