Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns
KBO Baseball: Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: SK Wyverns -165 / Hanwha Eagles +135 -- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Hanwha Eagles and SK Wyverns meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Hanwha Life Eagles Park.
The Hanwha Eagles need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Hanwha Eagles pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. In their last effort, Kim Tae-kyun and Kang Kyung-hak combined for one hit and one RBI while Kim Min-woo allowed two runs and four hits in five innings of work. The Hanwha Eagles have lost 32 of their last 42 games overall. Jang Shi-hwan gets the ball tonight for the Hanwha Eagles.
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. Park Jong-hoon gets the ball tonight for the SK Wyverns.
The SK Wyverns have won 10 of the last 15 meetings against the Hanwha Eagles, but two of those losses came in the last three meetings. Five of the last seven meetings between the Wyverns and Eagles have produced double-digit run totals.
This is a lousy series between two losing teams and usually I'm not thrilled about laying juice with a team that's lost 13 of their last 21 games. I'm still not thrilled for this game, but the SK Wyverns should be the slight lean based on the history. Dating back to June of last year, the SK Wyverns have won 12 of the last 18 meetings against the Hanwha Eagles. The Hanwha Eagles also enter this series on a six-game losing streak and have won just eight games since June 16. While both teams are having their issues, it's the Hanwha Eagles who are taking struggle baseball to a different level.
There's much better bets on Friday's KBO card, but I'd side with the SK Wyverns if forced to pick this contest.