KIA Tigers vs. Kiwoom Heroes - 6/27/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Kiwoom Heroes vs. KIA Tigers
KBO Baseball: Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 4:00 am
The Line: KIA Tigers +130 / Kiwoom Heroes -160 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Kiwoom Heroes and KIA Tigers meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Gocheok Sky Dome.
The Kiwoom Heroes look for another victory after winning eight of their last nine games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in each of their last six games. In their last effort, Heo Jeong-hyeop and Kim Ha-seong combined for two hits and four RBI while Jo Young-gun allowed six runs and three hits in three innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 10 of their last 13 games overall. Eric Jokisch gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
The KIA Tigers look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. In their last effort, Choi Hyung-woo and Na Joo-hwan combined for six hits and six RBI while Drew Gagnon allowed three runs and eight hits in 5.1 innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won nine of their last 13 games overall. Yang Hyun-jong gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The Kiwoom Heroes are 6-3-1 in the last nine meetings against the KIA Tigers, but they’ve been on the losing side in the last two meetings. Five of the last seven meetings between the Heroes and Tigers have produced double-digit run totals.
The Kiwoom Heroes are possibly the hottest team in baseball right now with wins in eight of their last nine games, and they have the pitching advantage in this matchup as well. Jokisch has an ERA of 1.63 with 40 strikeouts and nine walks in 55.1 innings, so you can understand why the Heroes are the favorites here. With that said, the KIA Tigers are playing terrific baseball in their own right with wins in seven of their last 10 tries and nine of their last 13 games overall. Hyun-jong hasn't been great this season, but the KIA Tigers have won five of his last eight starts.
These are two red hot teams and while the Heroes have the better pitcher on the hill, I'm going to chase the plus money with the KIA Tigers.