Kiwoom Heroes vs. Lotte Giants - 5/22/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kiwoom Heroes vs. Lotte Giants - 5/22/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Lotte Giants at Kiwoom Heroes

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

The Line: Kiwoom Heroes -150 / Lotte Giants +120 -- Over/Under: 9.5

TV: ESPN

The Lotte Giants and Kiwoom Heroes meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.

The Lotte Giants need a feel good victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Lotte Giants have lost four straight games and have scored a combined one run in their last two games. In their last effort, Lee Dae-ho and Shin Bon-gi combined for four hits and one RBI while Park Se-woong allowed five runs and six hits in four innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost seven of their last nine games overall. Noh Kyung-eun gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.

The Kiwoom Heroes look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The Kiwoom Heroes took two of three from the SK Wyverns and have produced a combined 23 runs in their last three games. In their last outing, Kim Ha-seong and Park Dong-won combined for five hits and five RBI while Han Hyun-hee allowed five runs and eight hits in five innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have split their last 10 games overall. Jake Brigham gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.

The Kiwoom Heroes have won each of the last eight meetings against the Lotte Giants, but they haven’t played since October. Seven of the last 10 meetings between the Giants and Heroes have produced single-digit run totals.

The Lotte Giants were so good to us dating back to the preseason, but now they've gone ice cold and that explosive offense that was carrying them along the way isn't producing. As I mentioned a few days ago, the Lotte Giants are fade material until they can get back to their offensive performances. The Kiwoom Heroes are playing their best regular season ball at this very moment and they're fresh off an offensive explosion where they scored 23 runs in their last three games. The Kiwoom Heroes have also dominated the Lotte Giants in past meetings, winning eight straight. 

It feels like everything is pointing toward the Kiwoom Heroes getting the job done here.

 

Randy’s Pick Kiwoom Heroes -150

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