KIA Tigers vs. Lotte Giants - 8/1/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

KIA Tigers vs. Lotte Giants - 8/1/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers

KBO Baseball: August 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

The Line: KIA Tigers -130 / Lotte Giants +100 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Lotte Giants and KIA Tigers meet Saturday 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 16 games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in 11 of their last 17 games. In the latest effort, Dixon Machado and Han Dong-hee combined for three hits and one RBI while Dan Straily allowed two runs and six hits in six innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 21 of their last 36 games overall. Park Se-woong gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.  

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The KIA Tigers look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 22 of their last 35 games. In their last effort, Choi Hyung-woo and Han Seung-taek combined for three hits and two RBI while Aaron Brooks allowed one run and five hits in eight innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 24 of their last 38 games overall. Im Ki-young gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.      

The KIA Tigers have won 10 of the last 11 meetings against the Lotte Giants, but that one loss came in the last two meetings. Eleven of the last 16 meetings between the Tigers and Giants have produced single-digit run totals.

The KIA Tigers are not only playing the better baseball entering this series and have dominated the Lotte Giants in the past, but they also have the pitching edge in this matchup as well. Se-woong has a 5.05 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 66 innings this season, and he's allowed three or more earned runs in seven of his last 11 games. Ki-young has a 3.84 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 63.1 innings, and the KIA Tigers have won five of the last six games he's pitched. This feels like a rough spot for the Lotte Giants, especially after losing a frustrating game last night.

I'll gladly take the KIA Tigers and the reasonable price based on everything pointing in their direction. 

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Randy’s Pick KIA Tigers -130

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