Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: August 18, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Doosan Bears +145 / Lotte Giants -175 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Lotte Giants and Doosan Bears meet Tuesday 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 26 games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in 17 of their last 27 games. In the latest effort, Han Dong-hee and Lee Dae-ho combined for one hit and three RBI while Seo Jun-won allowed three runs and six hits in 4.1 innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 24 of their last 46 games overall. Dan Straily gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.
The Doosan Bears look for a victory after losing 10 of their last 19 games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 20 of their last 36 games. In their last effort, Jose Fernandez and Kim Jae-ho combined for two hits and one RBI while Yu Hui-kwan allowed two runs and nine hits in 5.2 innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 29 of their last 46 games overall. Choi Won-joon gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The Doosan Bears and Lotte Giants have split the last nine meetings with a 4-4-1 record. Seven of the last 12 games between the Giants and Bears have produced double-digit run totals.
Choi Won-joon has a 4.45 ERA and 1.45 WHIP this season through 58.2 innings, and he's allowed a combined 10 earned runs and 26 hits in his last three starts. Dan Straily has been arguably the best pitcher in the KBO this season, positing a 2.04 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 116 strikeouts in 114.2 innings. Straily has allowed two or less earned runs in each of his last eight starts and he's won six of his last seven starts. We've backed Dan Straily pretty much all season long and it's obviously paid off nicely for us, and there's no reason to shy away from him now with how consistent he's been.
Give me the Lotte Giants to start this series off with a victory, and I'll lay the RL for added betting value.