KIA Tigers vs. Kiwoom Heroes
KBO Baseball: Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Kiwoom Heroes +100 / KIA Tigers -120 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The KIA Tigers and Kiwoom Heroes meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field.
The KIA Tigers need a feel good victory here after losing four of their last five overall and just losing two of three to the KT Wiz Suwon. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 13 of their last 20 games. In their last effort, Na Ji-wan and Park Chan-ho combined for five hits and six RBI while Drew Gagnon allowed four runs and seven hits in 4.1 innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 13 of their last 23 games overall. Yang Hyun-jong gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The Kiwoom Heroes look for another victory after winning 15 of their last 20 games and they just took two of three from the Samsung Lions. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 12 of their last 17 games. In their last effort, Seo Keon-chang and Lee Jung-hoo combined for three hits and two RBI while Eric Jokisch allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 17 of their last 24 games overall. Choi Won-tae gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
The Kiwoom Heroes have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the KIA Tigers, which includes taking two of three in the last series. Five of the last nine meetings between the Heroes and Tigers have produced double-digit run totals.
The Kiwoom Heroes should be favored here and probably should be the pick if forced to pick a side. However, I'm not thrilled about getting behind either of these pitchers. Hyun-jong has a 5.55 ERA and 1.37 WHIP this season while Won-tae has a 4.02 ERA and 1.24 WHIP this season. So, I'm going to fade the side and pick the over in this contest, especially with many of the recent meetings between these clubs producing double-digit run totals. The KIA Tigers have also picked up their offensive production these last few games.
I'll take the over 9 runs in this contest.