Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers - 5/20/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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

KIA Tigers at Lotte Giants

KBO Baseball: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: Lotte Giants -130 / KIA Tigers +100 -- Over/Under: 8.5

TV: ESPN

The KIA Tigers and Lotte Giants meet Wednesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. Click Here To Bet This Game

The KIA Tigers look for another victory after splitting their last six games. The KIA Tigers are coming off a nine run and 16 hit performance, and they’re averaging 8.6 runs in their last three games. In their last victory, Kim Sun-bin and Na Ji-wan combined for six hits and six RBI while Lee Min-woo allowed two runs and four hits in six innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won four straight games when scoring at least five runs. 

The Lotte Giants need a feel good win after losing five of their last seven games. The Lotte Giants pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in five of their last seven games. In their latest game, An Chi-hong and Jung Bo-geun combined for one hit and two RBI while Seo Jun-won allowed seven runs and 11 hits in four innings of work. The Lotte Giants are 2-5 in their last seven games since starting the regular season with a 5-0 record. 

The KIA Tigers have won four straight against the Lotte Giants and seven of the last nine meetings overall. Six of the last nine meetings between the Tigers and Giants have produced single-digit run totals.

The KIA Tigers have been a tough team to figure out since the preseason due to a lack of consistency, but they're playing their best ball over the last few days and that offense has shown serious signs of life their last few games. The Lotte Giants are a team we've backed a ton since the preseason, but now they're ice cold and the losses will continue to pile up if the pitching staff keeps getting rocked like it has. Despite a capable offense, the Lotte Giants have no chance at success if the starters keep allowing crooked numbers in a short amount of innings.

Eventually you have to draw a line. I'll side with the KIA Tigers, who are playing the better baseball at the moment. 

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Randy’s Pick KIA Tigers +100

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