KIA Tigers vs. KT Wiz Suwon
KBO Baseball: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: KT Wiz Suwon -130 / KIA Tigers +110 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The KIA Tigers and KT Wiz Suwon meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field.
The KIA Tigers need a feel good victory here to snap a three-game losing streak. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 12 of their last 18 games. In their last effort, Preston Tucker and Yoo Min-sang combined for two hits and two RBI while Im Ki-young allowed six runs and five hits in four innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 12 of their last 21 games overall. Lee Min-woo gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The KT Wiz Suwon look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The KT Wiz Suwon offense has produced four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. In their last effort, Park Kyung-soo and Yoo Han-joon combined for two hits and three RBI while Bae Je-seong allowed two runs and five hits in six innings of work. The KT Wiz Suwon have won 13 of their last 19 games overall. Odrisamer Despaigne gets the ball tonight for the KT Wiz Suwon.
The KT Wiz Suwon have won 11 of the last 14 meetings against the KIA Tigers, but two of those three losses have come in the last four meetings. The last three matchups between the Wiz Suwon and Tigers have produced a combined 41 runs.
The last three meetings between the KIA Tigers and KT Wiz Suwon have produced an average of 13.6 runs and we should expect another offensive explosion here as well. Min-woo has a 4.70 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 19 walks in 51.2 innings this season, while Despaigne has a 4.32 ERA and 1.33 WHIP with 20 walks in 73 innings. Of course, Despaigne is a pitcher I don't like to get behind because of the troubles he gave me back in his MLB days. Bottom line is there's a lot of fireworks when these teams meet and these two pitchers aren't the most reliable.
I'll take the over in game two of this series.