SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants - 5/8/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants - 5/8/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Lotte Giants at SK Wyverns

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

The Line: Lotte Giants -110 / SK Wyverns -110 -- Over/Under: 9

TV: ESPN

The Lotte Giants and SK Wyverns meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. 

The Lotte Giants are coming off a sweep of the KT Wiz Suwon and have won seven straight games dating back to the preseason. The Lotte Giants offense has been on fire out of the gate and is fresh off a series where they scored 23 runs and produced 33 hits. In their last effort, Son Ah-seop and Kim Dong-han combined for three hits and five RBI while Park Se-woong allowed three runs and six hits in 4.2 innings of work. The Lotte Giants have scored no less than seven runs in each of their last four games, making them possibly the hottest team in the league. Noh Kyung-eun gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.

The SK Wyverns lost two of three against the Hanwha Eagles and lost six of their last seven games overall. The SK Wyverns offense has been hit or miss as of late and the pitching staff just allowed eight runs and 13 hits. In their last effort, Ko Jong-wook and Han Dong-min combined for five hits and two RBI while Park Jong-hoon allowed two runs and eight hits in five innings of work. The SK Wyverns pitching staff is allowing an average of 4.3 runs per game this regular season. Moon Seung-won gets the ball tonight for the SK Wyverns.

The SK Wyverns have won 13 of the last 14 meetings against the Lotte Giants, but lost the most recent meeting in mid September, 1-0. The last two meetings between these clubs produced a combined four runs.

The SK Wyverns are probably the right side in this contest based on the one-sided history between these two teams. However, the Lotte Giants were probably the most impressive team in the opening week, as they swept the KT Wiz Suwon and the offensive production has been off the charts dating back to the preseason. While the history doesn't bode well for the Giants, I'm not trying to step in front of this team in their current form. 

I'm riding the Lotte Giants until they run cold.

 

Randy’s Pick Lotte Giants -110

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