Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns - 7/23/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lotte Giants vs. SK Wyverns - 7/23/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

KBO Baseball: Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: Lotte Giants +105 / SK Wyverns -135 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The SK Wyverns and Lotte Giants meet Wednesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium.  

The SK Wyverns need a win here after losing 13 of their last 21 games. The SK Wyverns pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 12 of their last 23 games. In their last effort, Chae Tae-in and Han Dong-min combined for four hits and four RBI while Ricardo Pinto allowed four runs and six hits in six innings of work. The SK Wyverns have lost 25 of their last 36 games overall. Lee Geon-wook gets the ball tonight for the SK Wyverns.    

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The Lotte Giants look for a win after winning six of their last 11 games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. In the latest effort, Dixon Machado and An Chi-hong combined for three hits and five RBI while Adrain Sampson allowed one run and five hits in 3.1 innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 19 of their last 31 games overall. Jang Won-sam gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.      

The SK Wyverns have won 16 of the last 20 meetings against the Lotte Giants, but all four of those losses came in the last seven meetings. Ten of the last 19 meetings between the Wyverns and Giants produced double-digit run totals.

The SK Wyverns have to be the pick here simply based on their history with the Lotte Giants, as they've won 16 of the last 20 meetings. If it's not broke, don't fix it. The SK Wyverns also have the pitching edge in this matchup with Geon-wook holding a 3.08 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 49.2 innings while Won-sam has a 8.38 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 19.1 innings. Won-sam is coming off a game where he allowed six runs and eight hits in 4.1 innings. There's just too much pointing to the SK Wyverns in this game and you can argue the line should be a lot steeper.

I'll side with the SK Wyverns and the reasonable juice in game two of this series. 

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Randy’s Pick SK Wyverns -135

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.