KIA Tigers vs. Lotte Giants - 8/2/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

KIA Tigers vs. Lotte Giants - 8/2/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Lotte Giants vs. KIA Tigers

KBO Baseball: August 2, 2020 at 4:00 am

The Line: KIA Tigers -165 / Lotte Giants +135 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Lotte Giants look for a win after winning 10 of their last 17 games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in 12 of their last 18 games. In the latest effort, Son Ah-seop and Jeon Jun-woo combined for four hits and four RBI while Park Se-woong allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 21 of their last 37 games overall. Noh Kyung-eun 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 seven games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 22 of their last 36 games. In their last effort, Na Ji-wan and Na Joo-hwan combined for three hits and two RBI while Im Ki-young allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 24 of their last 39 games overall. Drew Gagnon gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.        

The KIA Tigers have won 10 of the last 12 meetings against the Lotte Giants, but those two losses came in the last three meetings. Eleven of the last 17 meetings between the Tigers and Giants have produced single-digit run totals.

The Lotte Giants are one of the hotter teams in the league right now so getting them at plus money is an attractive option. However, the KIA Tigers have dominated the Giants dating back to last season and they have a clear starting pitching edge in this contest as well. Kyung-eun has a 5.82 ERA and 1.43 WHIP this season in 51 innings and has allowed three or more earned runs in seven of his last eight starts. Gagnon has a 3.53 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 74 innings this season and has allowed two runs and five hits in his last 12.1 innings.

I'll side with the KIA Tigers, and I'll take the RL for added betting value to close out this series.

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Randy’s Pick KIA Tigers -1.5

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