Kiwoom Heroes vs. NC Dinos - 8/18/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kiwoom Heroes vs. NC Dinos - 8/18/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NC Dinos vs. Kiwoom Heroes

KBO Baseball: August 18, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: Kiwoom Heroes +155 / NC Dinos -185 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The NC Dinos and Kiwoom Heroes meet Tuesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Changwon NC Park.

The NC Dinos need a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The NC Dinos have scored five or more runs in 23 of their last 40 games. In their last effort, Na Sung-bum and Yang Eui-ji combined for four hits and three RBI while Choi Sung-young allowed six runs and six hits in 4.2 innings of work. The NC Dinos have won 22 of their last 42 games overall. Drew Rucinski gets the ball tonight for the NC Dinos.

The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after winning 14 of their last 18 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 15 of their last 32 games. In their last effort, Seo Keon-chang and Heo Jeong-hyeop combined for one hit and two RBI while Choi Won-tae allowed three runs and five hits in 3.1 innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 17 of their last 27 games overall. Han Hyun-hee gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.

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The Kiwoom Heroes and NC Dinos have split the last 12 meetings down the middle. Six of the last eight meetings between the Dinos and Heroes have produced double-digit run totals.

Han Hyun-hee has a 5.63 ERA and 1.42 WHIP this season through 86.1 innings, and he's allowed two or less earned runs in four of his last five starts. Drew Rucinski has been one of the better pitchers in the KBO this season, posting a 2.88 ERA and 1.20 WHIP through 106.1 innings, but he's allowed a combined 14 earned runs and 23 hits in his last three starts. Despite the recent struggles from Rucinski lately, the NC Dinos clearly have the starting pitching edge in this contest. However, the NC Dinos are playing their worst baseball of the season and aren't a team I'm thrilled about laying juice with. In fact, we've cashed some nice tickets the last couple of weeks just blindly fading the NC Dinos.

This may come back to bite me, but I'm looking at the plus money with the Kiwoom Heroes.

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Randy’s Pick Kiwoom Heroes +155

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

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