Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers - 5/21/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers - 5/21/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

KIA Tigers at Lotte Giants

KBO Baseball: Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: Lotte Giants -125 / KIA Tigers -105 -- Over/Under: 10

TV: ESPN

The KIA Tigers and Lotte Giants meet Thursday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. 

The KIA Tigers look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The KIA Tigers are coming off a shutout victory and have allowed a combined two runs and nine hits in their last two games. In their latest victory, Choi Hyung-woo and Na Ji-wan combined for three hits and four RBI while Drew Gagnon allowed zero runs and two hits in six innings of work. The KIA Tigers have split their last 14 games overall. Im Ki-young gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.

The Lotte Giants need a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Lotte Giants are averaging 2.6 runs per game in their last six games. In their latest loss, Jeon Jun-woo and Lee Dae-ho combined for two hits while Dan Straily allowed five runs and six hits in five innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost six of their last eight games overall. Park Se-woong gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.

The KIA Tigers have won five straight against the Lotte Giants and eight of the last 10 meetings overall. Six of the last 10 meetings between the Tigers and Giants have produced single-digit run totals.

The Lotte Giants are a team we've backed heavily since the preseason and they were kind to us up to this point. The Giants all of a sudden can't hit the baseball and all that explosive offense was the reason they started the regular season so hot. With a subpar pitching staff and an offense that's gone ice cold, the Giants are looking bad out here and are fade material until further notice. The KIA Tigers once were a tough team to figure out, but they've put together some nice performances as of late and the pitching has stepped up. Maybe it's because they're playing the Giants or maybe this is a turning point. 

Either way, give me the KIA Tigers for another victory.

 

Randy’s Pick KIA Tigers -105

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