Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins - 7/19/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins - 7/19/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

LG Twins vs. Hanwha Eagles

KBO Baseball: Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 4:00 am

The Line: Hanwha Eagles +160 / LG Twins -200 -- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The LG Twins and Hanwha Eagles meet Sunday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium.    

The LG Twins need a victory here after losing nine of their last 15 games. The LG Twins pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in 17 of their last 26 games. In their last effort, Kim Ho-eun and Kim Yong-yi combined for two hits and two RBI while Cha Woo-chan allowed zero runs and five hits in seven innings of work. The LG Twins have lost 20 of their last 37 games overall. Casey Kelly gets the ball tonight for the LG Twins.      

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The Hanwha Eagles need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Hanwha Eagles pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. In their last effort, Kim Ji-soo and Yoo Jang-hyeok combined for three hits and one RBI while Jang Shi-hwan allowed two runs and three hits in six innings of work. The Hanwha Eagles have lost 29 of their last 39 games overall. Warwick Saupold gets the ball tonight for the Hanwha Eagles.           

The LG Twins have won each of the last nine meetings against the Hanwha Eagles, and all of those games took place this year. Four of the last 10 games between the Twins and Eagles have produced double-digit run totals.

This is another rough pitching matchup for the most part, as Kelly has a 4.63 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 70 innings this season, while Saupold has a 4.54 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 81.1 innings. However, you can argue Saupold is worse off as he's allowed 10 earned runs and 18 hits in his last 11.2 innings. While I'm not thrilled about backing a team with a struggling pitcher, we do have past meetings to rely on, and that includes nine straight wins for the Twins over the Eagles. The Hanwha Eagles hold little to no betting value in their current form.

Give me the LG Twins and the RL, as we don't really have anywhere else to go in this matchup based on the history. 

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