Lotte Giants vs. NC Dinos - 7/2/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lotte Giants vs. NC Dinos - 7/2/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

NC Dinos vs. Lotte Giants

KBO Baseball: Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 5:30 am

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The NC Dinos and Lotte Giants meet Thursday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Changwon NC Park.    

The NC Dinos look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The NC Dinos have scored five or more runs in six of their last nine games. In their last effort, Na Sung-bum and Yang Eui-ji combined for three hits and four RBI while Koo Chang-mo allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings of work. The NC Dinos have split their last 12 games overall. Lee Jae-hak gets the ball tonight for the NC Dinos.  

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The Lotte Giants look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced four or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. In the latest effort, Jung Hoon and Lee Dae-ho combined for two hits and two RBI while Jang Won-sam allowed six runs and five hits in six innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 10 of their last 15 games overall. Dan Straily gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.  

The Lotte Giants have won five of the last seven meetings against the NC Dinos. Five of the last 10 meetings between the Giants and Dinos have produced double-digit run totals.

The NC Dinos are a team we've blindly backed all season long for the most part, but they've cooled off big time over these last three weeks and we're to the point where we can start considering other options. This is one of those spots, especially when the Lotte Giants have won five of the last seven meetings against the Dinos. Also, Jae-hak has a 5.60 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 29 strikeouts in 45 innings, while Straily has a 2.43 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 65 strikeouts in 63 innings. He had issues his last three years in the majors, but it turns out Straily is one of the top starting pitchers in South Korea. The Lotte Giants have a clear starting pitching advantage in this matchup. 

I'm going to side with the Lotte Giants to close out this series with a victory.

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