Kiwoom Heroes vs. Lotte Giants - 8/16/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kiwoom Heroes vs. Lotte Giants - 8/16/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Lotte Giants vs. Kiwoom Heroes

KBO Baseball: August 16, 2020 at 4:00 am

The Line: Lotte Giants +110 / Kiwoom Heroes -140 -- Over/Under: 11 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Lotte Giants look for a win after winning 15 of their last 25 games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in 17 of their last 26 games. In the latest effort, Min Byung-hun and Han Dong-hee combined for one hit and one RBI while Noh Kyung-eun allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 23 of their last 45 games overall. Seo Jun-won gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.  

The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after winning 13 of their last 17 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 14 of their last 31 games. In their last effort, Kim Woong-bin and Heo Jeong-hyeop combined for four hits and two RBI while Lee Seung-ho allowed zero runs and five hits in 7.2 innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 16 of their last 26 games overall. Choi Won-tae gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.  

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The Kiwoom Heroes and Lotte Giants have split their last 10 meetings down the middle. Eight of the last nine meetings between the Heroes and Giants have produced single-digit run totals.

It's hard to get a great feel for this matchup, as both teams are playing winning baseball lately and the games when these teams meet have been hit or miss. This is also a shaky at best pitching matchup. Seo Jun-won has a 4.84 ERA and 1.49 WHIP this season through 70.2 innings, and he's allowed three or more earned runs in five of his last six starts. Choi Won-tae has a 5.09 ERA and 1.33 WHIP this season through 86.2 innings, and he's allowed three or more earned runs in five of his last six starts.

We have two offenses that are hitting well and two pitchers who can't get off the hill without giving up crooked numbers. This is a massive total but for good reason. I'll take my chances with the over anyway. 

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Randy’s Pick Over 11

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