NC Dinos vs. Doosan Bears - 5/21/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

NC Dinos vs. Doosan Bears - 5/21/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Doosan Bears at NC Dinos

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

The Line: Doosan Bears -110 / NC Dinos -120 -- Over/Under: 10

TV: ESPN

The Doosan Bears and NC Dinos meet Thursday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. 

The Doosan Bears look for another victory after winning four of their last six games. The Doosan Bears have yet to lose back-to-back games this regular season and are coming off a game where they allowed just one run and five hits. In their latest victory, Park Se-hyuk and Kim Jae-hwan combined for two hits and two RBI while Chris Flexen allowed one run and four hits in eight innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won eight of their last 12 games overall. Yu Hui-kwan gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.

The NC Dinos look for a bounce back performance after having their seven-game winning streak snapped. The NC Dinos pitching staff has allowed five or less runs in each of their last seven games. In their latest effort, Yang Eui-ji and Kim Tae-jin combined for three hits and one RBI while Koo Chang-mo allowed one run and two hits in eight innings of work. The NC Dinos are 11-2 during the regular season. Lee Jae-hak gets the ball tonight for the NC Dinos.

The Doosan Bears are 9-4-1 against the NC Dinos in the last 13 meetings. Six of the last 12 meetings between the Bears and Dinos have produced double-digit run totals.

The Doosan Bears ended the hot streak of the NC Dinos and have a clear advantage in terms of h2h numbers with wins in nine of the last 13 meetings. However, the NC Dinos pitching staff continues to show up night in and night out, and they did their job last night as well, they just couldn't find a big hit to take advantage. Strong and consistent pitching is always going to win long term and those are the teams that are usually the most profitable at the end of the year. The Doosan Bears are a respectable opponent and have an explosive offense, but it's hard not to be impressed with what the NC Dinos are doing.

I like the NC Dinos to get back in the win column. 

 

Randy’s Pick NC Dinos -120

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