KIA Tigers vs. Lotte Giants - 7/31/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

KIA Tigers vs. Lotte Giants - 7/31/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers

KBO Baseball: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: KIA Tigers +100 / Lotte Giants -130 -- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Lotte Giants and KIA Tigers meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Sajik Baseball Stadium.

The Lotte Giants look for a win after winning nine of their last 15 games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in 11 of their last 16 games. In the latest effort, Jung Hoon and Jeon Jun-woo combined for five hits and four RBI while Noh Kyung-eun allowed four runs and 10 hits in 4.2 innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 20 of their last 35 games overall. Dan Straily gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.

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The KIA Tigers look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 21 of their last 34 games. In their last effort, Na Joo-hwan and Kim Min-sik combined for three hits and one RBI while Yang Hyun-jong allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 23 of their last 37 games overall. Aaron Brooks gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.    

The KIA Tigers have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Lotte Giants, but that one loss came in the last meeting. Ten of the last 15 meetings between the Tigers and Giants have produced single-digit run totals.

The KIA Tigers and the plus money in this spot is worth a look when you consider they've dominated the Lotte Giants dating back to last season with wins in nine of the last 10 tries. However, there's no betting against Straily in this league. Straily has a 1.88 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 95.2 innings, and he's allowed one earned run in his last four starts combined. Brooks has been great in his own right, posting a 2.54 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 88.2 innings and has allowed three or less earned runs in 11 straight starts. However, it's not what Straily has done this season.

I see Straily and I back Straily. That simple. Give me the Lotte Giants in game one of this series.

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Randy’s Pick Lotte Giants -130

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