LG Twins vs. Kiwoom Heroes - 8/9/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

LG Twins vs. Kiwoom Heroes - 8/9/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Kiwoom Heroes vs. LG Twins

KBO Baseball: August 9, 2020 at 4:00 am

The Line: LG Twins -120 / Kiwoom Heroes -110 -- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Kiwoom Heroes and LG Twins meet Sunday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Gocheok Sky Dome.    

The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 12 of their last 25 games. In their last effort, Lee Jung-hoo and Park Byung-ho combined for two hits and four RBI while Eric Jokisch allowed zero runs and four hits in six innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 12 of their last 20 games overall. Lee Seung-ho gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.               

The LG Twins look for a win after winning 13 of their last 19 games. The LG Twins pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in 25 of their last 41 games. In their last effort, Kim Min-sung and Roberto Ramos combined for two hits and one RBI while Kim Yun-sik allowed four runs and five hits in 5.1 innings of work. The LG Twins have lost 25 of their last 52 games overall. Tyler Wilson gets the ball tonight for the LG Twins.      

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The Kiwoom Heroes have won seven of the last nine meetings against the LG Twins, which includes wins in four of the last five meetings. Nine of the last 12 meetings between the Heroes and Twins have produced single-digit run totals.

This isn't the best pitching matchup in the world, as Lee Seung-ho has a 5.79 ERA and 1.58 WHIP this season through 65.1 innings, and he's given up a combined 16 earned runs in his last four starts. Tyler Wilson has a 4.02 ERA and 1.39 WHIP this season through 87.1 innings and has had a walk issue this season. Wilson is obviously the better pitcher overall and has a solid 3.19 ERA through three seasons in the KBO. Still, these are two up and down arms that run hot and cold depending on the day.

I still give the edge to the Kiwoom Heroes in this contest because they're playing the better baseball right now and have won seven of the last nine meetings against the LG Twins.

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Randy’s Pick Kiwoom Heroes -110

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

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