2020-06-05 05:30:00 EDT
The KIA Tigers and Doosan Bears meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action.
The KIA Tigers just swept the Lotte Giants and have won four of their last five meetings overall. The KIA Tigers have allowed a combined seven runs and 20 hits in their last three games. In their last effort, Kim Ho-ryeong and Kim Gyu-seong combined for two hits and two RBI while Aaron Brooks allowed two runs and seven hits in 6.2 innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 14 of their last 22 games overall. Lee Min-woo gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The Doosan Bears just took two of three games from the KT Wiz Suwon and have won six of their last nine games. The Doosan Bears are coming off a game where they produced 14 runs and 14 hits and they’ve scored double-digit runs in two of their last three games. In their last effort, Kim Jae-hwan and Choi Joo-hwan combined for five hits and eight RBI while Raul Alcántara allowed five runs and five hits in five innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 13 of their last 21 games overall. Lee Young-ha gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The Doosan Bears have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the KIA Tigers, which includes taking two of three games earlier this season. Five of the last 11 meetings between the Bears and Tigers have produced double-digit run totals.
Both of these teams head into this series red hot and the KIA Tigers are a much more attractive betting option if the pitching staff continues to show up the way it has lately. The issue here is that the Doosan Bears are one of the scarier teams in the league when their offense is hitting well, as they can put up a double-digit spot out of nowhere. The KIA Tigers are familiar with the Doosan Bear ability, as they’ve lost eight of the last 10 meetings against them. Most of those games were comfortable victories.
I have to side with the Doosan Bears and the reasonable price.