KT Wiz Suwon vs. Doosan Bears - 5/8/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

KT Wiz Suwon vs. Doosan Bears - 5/8/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Doosan Bears at KT Wiz Suwon

KBO Baseball: Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: KT Wiz Suwon +165 / Doosan Bears -190 -- Over/Under: 9

TV: ESPN

The Doosan Bears and KT Wiz Suwon meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. 

The Doosan Bears just took two of three from the LG Twins and have produced a combined 14 runs in their last two games. With 32 hits so far this regular season, it’s safe to say the Doosan Bears have their rhythm figured out offensively early in the season. In their latest effort, Park Kun-woo and Kim Jae-ho combined for three hits and four RBI while Chris Flexen allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 14 of their last 15 games when scoring more than two runs. Yu Hui-kwan gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.

The KT Wiz Suwon were just swept by the Lotte Giants and have serious pitching issues they need to figure out. The KT Wiz Suwon allowed 23 runs in their three-game series and are allowing an average of nine runs in their last four games. In their last contest, Park Kyung-soo and Jang Sung-woo combined for one hit and two RBI while Bae Je-seong allowed two runs and eight hits in 6.1 innings of work. The KT Wiz Suwon are going to have a hard time winning games if the pitching staff keeps allowing crooked numbers every game. So Hyeong-jun gets the ball tonight for the KT Wiz Suwon.

The Doosan Bears have won four of the last five meetings against the KT Wiz Suwon, which includes an 8-1 victory in the preseason. Four of the last five meetings have produced single digit run totals.

The Doosan Bears looked good against a solid team in the LG Twins, and that offense is in quite the groove. It doesn't hurt the Doosan Bears have had a great deal of success against their next opponent here. The KT Wiz Suwon are a tough sell in their current form until that pitching staff shows signs of improvement. There's no way you can confidently back a team that's allowing nine runs per game in their last four contests. 

Give me the Doosan Bears.

 

Randy’s Pick Doosan Bears -190

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.