SK Wyverns vs. Kiwoom Heroes - 5/19/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

SK Wyverns vs. Kiwoom Heroes - 5/19/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Kiwoom Heroes at SK Wyverns

KBO Baseball: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: SK Wyverns +160 / Kiwoom Heroes -200 -- Over/Under: 9

TV: ESPN

The Kiwoom Heroes and SK Wyverns meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. 

The Kiwoom Heroes have lost four of their last five games but are coming off a victory over the LG Twins where they scored nine runs and had 17 hits. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored three or less runs in four of their last seven games. In their latest game, Seo Keon-chang and Kim Ha-seong combined for six hits and six RBI while Eric Jokisch allowed zero runs and two hits in six innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes are 5-2 this regular season when scoring at least five runs.

The SK Wyverns need a feel good victory here to snap a brutal nine-game losing streak. The SK Wyverns were just swept by the NC Dinos and are coming off a loss where they allowed 11 runs on 12 hits. In the losing effort, Choi Jeong and Oh Jun-hyeok combined for four hits and three RBI while Baek Seung-geon allowed four runs and five hits in three innings of work. The SK Wyverns have allowed six or more runs in six of their last nine games.

The Kiwoom Heroes have won eight of the last nine meetings against the SK Wyverns, which includes two preseason victories in three tries. Twelve of the last 15 meetings between the Kiwoom Heroes and SK Wyverns have produced single-digit run totals. 

This series is perfect timing for the Kiwoom Heroes who have lost four of their last five games and have seen both their offense and pitching staff have up and down performances. The Kiwoom Heroes have won eight of the last nine meetings against their upcoming opponent, which includes two victories in three tries in preseason ball which wasn't that long ago. The SK Wyverns have been fade material for much of the entire regular season and that doesn't change at all with them riding a rough nine-game losing streak. It's just impossible to find confidence to get behind the SK Wyverns right now. 

Give me the Kiwoom Heroes for obvious reasons.

 

Randy’s Pick Kiwoom Heroes -200

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