2020-05-07 05:30:00 EDT
The KIA Tigers and Kiwoom Heroes meet Thursday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. Click Here To Bet This Game
The KIA Tigers drop to 0-2 in the regular season after the offense failed to show up once again. The KIA Tigers have scored a combined four runs in their first two games and are averaging three runs per game in their last three contests overall. In their last outing, Kim Sun-bin and Choi Hyung-woo combined for three hits and two RBI while Aaron Brooks allowed one run and five hits in 5.2 innings. Until the offense wakes up, the KIA Tigers are going to have a hard time producing positive results in this league. Lee Min-woo will get the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The Kiwoom Heroes are 2-0 in the regular season and have won six straight games dating back to the preseason. The Kiwoom Heroes are averaging seven runs in their first two games and have strung together a combined 19 hits. In their last effort, Seo Keon-chang and Lee Jung-hoo combined for three hits and two RBI while Eric Jokisch allowed one run and five hits in five innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes are one of the hotter teams in the league after how they finished the preseason, and they’re going to be a tough out if the pitching continues to hold up. Choi Won-tae will get the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
The Kiwoom Heroes are 6-1-1 in their last eight games against the KIA Tigers and have lost just twice in the last 12 meetings overall. Eight of the last 11 meetings against the Tigers and Heroes have produced double-digit run totals.
I expect the KIA Tigers to bounce back eventually and they’ve been kind to us a few times in the underdog role, but backing them in their current form where offense is like pulling teeth, it’s hard to get behind them with any confidence. The Kiwoom Heroes have won six straight dating back to the preseason and now the pitching has settled in. Thitem in the one-sided h2h numbers and I expect the Kiwoom Heroes to complete the sweep and improve to 3-0 on the season.