KIA Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles - 5/12/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

KIA Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles - 5/12/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Hanwha Eagles at KIA Tigers

KBO Baseball: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: KIA Tigers -160 / Hanwha Eagles +130 -- Over/Under: 8.5

TV: ESPN

The Hanwha Eagles and KIA Tigers meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. 

The Hanwha Eagles have lost four of their last five games and are riding a three-game losing streak. The Hanwha Eagles have allowed a combined 16 runs in their last three games and have allowed four or more runs in each of their last four games. In their last effort, Jared Hoying and Kim Tae-kyun combined for three hits and three RBI while Warwick Saupold allowed three runs and five hits in six innings of work. The Hanwha Eagles have failed to win 13 of their last 15 games and things aren’t going to change until they get their pitching staff in order. 

The KIA Tigers are 2-4 in the regular season, but they’re coming off a victory over the Samsung Lions where they scored 12 runs. The KIA Tigers have had issues scoring runs this season, but they’ve scored a combined 20 runs in their two victories. In their latest effort, Kim Sun-bin and Preston Tucker combined for eight hits and nine RBI while Yang Hyun-jong allowed two runs and four hits in six innings of work. The KIA Tigers have to find some consistency at the plate if they’re going to find some success and rebound from a slow start to the regular season. 

The KIA Tigers have won five of the last six meetings against the Hanwha Eagles, and the last meeting was a 6-6 draw in the preseason. Five of the last seven meetings between the Eagles and Tigers produced double-digit run totals. 

As the loses continue to pile up, we're not going to get great prices fading the Hanwha Eagles, but we're going to continue fading this team regardless until they find a way to break out of this slump they've been in since the end of last season. The Hanwha Eagles have won just two of their last 15 games, and it seems like the efforts are getting worse. The KIA Tigers have their issues as well out of the gate, but they've also won five of the last six against the Hanwha Eagles. The Hanwha Eagles remain an automatic fade.

 

Randy’s Pick KIA Tigers -160

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