Kiwoom Heroes vs. Lotte Giants
KBO Baseball: Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Lotte Giants +165 / Kiwoom Heroes -205 -- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kiwoom Heroes and Lotte Giants meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Gocheok Sky Dome.
The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after losing four of their last five games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 16 of their last 27 games. In their last effort, Kim Hye-sung and Lee Ji-young combined for two hits and one RBI while Eric Jokisch allowed six runs and six hits in 5.2 innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 20 of their last 34 games overall. Choi Won-tae gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
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. Park Se-woong gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.
The Kiwoom Heroes have won the last two games against the Lotte Giants and 11 of the last 14 meetings overall. Eight of the last 12 meetings between the Heroes and Giants have produced single-digit run totals.
The Lotte Giants are playing the better baseball entering this series, but I'm not trying to back them in a matchup where the opponent has won 11 of the last 14 meetings. The Kiwoom Heroes have owned the Lotte Giants dating back to last season. However, I'm leaning toward the over in this contest. Won-tae has a 4.72 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 66.2 innings while Se-woong has a 5.19 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 60.2 innings. Won-tae has given up 11 earned runs and 14 hits in his last eight innings and has given up four or more earned runs in three of his last six starts overall.
I want the over in this tricky series between two inconsistent teams and two below average pitchers.