KIA Tigers vs. SK Wyverns - 5/22/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

KIA Tigers vs. SK Wyverns - 5/22/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

SK Wyverns at KIA Tigers

KBO Baseball: Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: KIA Tigers -160 / SK Wyverns +130 -- Over/Under: 9.5

TV: ESPN

The SK Wyverns and KIA Tigers meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action. 

The SK Wyverns could use a victory here after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The SK Wyverns lost two of three to the Kiwoom Heroes and are coming off an extra innings loss where they allowed nine runs. In their latest effort, Oh Jun-hyeok and Han Dong-min combined for four hits and three RBI while Moon Seung-won allowed six runs and eight hits in 4.1 innings of work. The SK Wyverns have lost 16 of their last 18 games overall. Kim Joo-han gets the ball tonight for the SK Wyverns.

The KIA Tigers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The KIA Tigers are coming off a sweep of the Lotte Giants and have allowed one run and 10 hits in their last two games. In their last effort, Park Chan-ho and Hwang Dae-in combined for four hits and four RBI while Im Ki-young allowed one run and five hits in eight innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won seven of their last 10 games overall. Yang Hyun-jong gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.

The KIA Tigers have won six of the last 10 meetings against the SK Wyverns, but the last six meetings have been split down the middle. Eight of the last 11 meetings between the Wyverns and Tigers have produced single-digit run totals.

While other teams are starting to throw themselves into the automatic fade category, it's the SK Wyverns who we have been blindly fading for weeks and watching the profit pile up with zero effort. The SK Wyverns have lost 16 of their last 18 games dating back to the preseason, and losing their last game in extra innings doesn't help their confidence. The SK Wyverns are just a bad team that finds ways to lose. Meanwhile, the KIA Tigers are coming off their best series yet with a sweep of the Lotte Giants.

The KIA Tigers are the only way to look for this game.

 

Randy’s Pick KIA Tigers -160

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