NC Dinos vs. Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: August 1, 2020 at 5:00 am
The Line: Doosan Bears +125 / NC Dinos -155 -- Over/Under: 11.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The NC Dinos and Doosan Bears meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Changwon NC Park.
The NC Dinos look for a win after winning 13 of their last 22 games. The NC Dinos have scored five or more runs in 19 of their last 30 games. In their last effort, Lee Myung-gi and Yang Eui-ji combined for five hits and five RBI while Drew Rucinski allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings of work. The NC Dinos have won 19 of their last 32 games overall. Mike Wright gets the ball tonight for the NC Dinos.
The Doosan Bears look for a victory after winning six of their last 12 games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 15 of their last 23 games. In their last effort, Jose Fernandez and Hur Kyoung-min combined for five hits and six RBI while Choi Won-joon allowed four runs and seven hits in 4.2 innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 23 of their last 34 games overall. Lee Young-ha gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The NC Dinos have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Doosan Bears. Seven of the last eight meetings between the Bears and Dinos have produced double-digit run totals.
This isn't the best pitching matchup in the world, but the NC Dinos still have the edge based on the matchup and the history between these clubs. Wright has a 4.04 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 75.2 innings, and he's allowed three or less earned runs in five of his last six games. Young-ha has a 5.70 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 77.1 innings, and he has allowed four or more earned runs in six of his last eight starts. Throw in the fact the NC Dinos have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Doosan Bears, and you have to like their chances in game two of this series. The Doosan Bears have the offense to hang in this matchup, but there's a lot working against them in this spot.
I'll side with the NC Dinos and the RL for added value.