Kiwoom Heroes vs. KIA Tigers - 7/12/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kiwoom Heroes vs. KIA Tigers - 7/12/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

KIA Tigers vs. Kiwoom Heroes

KBO Baseball: Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 4:00 am

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The KIA Tigers and Kiwoom Heroes meet Sunday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field.    

The KIA Tigers look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 14 of their last 22 games. In their last effort, Hwang Dae-in and Baek Yong-hwan combined for five hits and five RBI while Aaron Brooks allowed three runs and 11 hits in 6.1 innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 15 of their last 25 games overall. Im Ki-young gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.  

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The Kiwoom Heroes look for another victory after winning 15 of their last 22 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 13 of their last 19 games. In their last effort, Park Byung-ho and Park Joon-tae combined for three hits and three RBI while Lee Seung-ho allowed six runs and eight hits in four innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 17 of their last 26 games overall. Han Hyun-hee gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.      

The Kiwoom Heroes have won seven of the last 12 meetings against the KIA Tigers, but the last four meetings have been split. Seven of the last 11 meetings between the Heroes and Tigers have produced double-digit run totals.

The KIA Tigers have been the better team in this series by a decent margin and their pitching staff continues to show up time and time again. We should expect no different here with Ki-young on the mound, a pitcher who has a 3.42 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 43 strikeouts in 52.2 innings. Hyun-hee has had much more trouble this season with a 5.94 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with 38 strikeouts in 53 innings. Hyun-hee is coming off a game where he allowed 10 runs and 11 hits in 1.2 innings of work. No, thank you. This is a clear pitching mismatch and it should show in the line.

I look for the KIA Tigers to win their fourth straight game and complete the sweep of the Kiwoom Heroes.

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