NC Dinos vs. Kiwoom Heroes
KBO Baseball: August 19, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Kiwoom Heroes -155 / NC Dinos +125 -- Over/Under: 11 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The NC Dinos and Kiwoom Heroes meet Wednesday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Changwon NC Park.
The NC Dinos need a win after losing 11 of their last 16 games. The NC Dinos have scored five or more runs in 24 of their last 41 games. In their last effort, Na Sung-bum and Kwon Hee-dong combined for three hits and four RBI while Drew Rucinski allowed one run and seven hits in six innings of work. The NC Dinos have won 23 of their last 43 games overall. Shin Min-hyuk gets the ball tonight for the NC Dinos.
The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after winning 14 of their last 19 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 15 of their last 33 games. In their last effort, Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Woong-bin combined for two hits and one RBI while Han Hyun-hee allowed five runs and six hits in 4.1 innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 17 of their last 28 games overall. Jake Brigham gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
The Kiwoom Heroes and NC Dinos have split the last 12 meetings down the middle. Six of the last nine meetings between the Dinos and Heroes have produced double-digit run totals.
The NC Dinos are a team we've been finally shying away from these last couple of weeks, as they're not the same automatic back they were in the past due to some questionable play. However, the Dinos did look good in their game last night and they're always a tough team to turn down when getting plus money, struggles or not. Shin Min-hyuk has a 2.53 ERA and 0.84 WHIP this season through 10.2 innings, and he's coming off seven strong innings against the Lotte Giants. Jake Brigham has a 4.43 ERA and 1.38 WHIP this season through 42.2 innings, and he's allowed a combined 10 earned runs and 16 hits in his last three starts. While a smaller sample size, you can argue the NC Dinos have the edge on the mound here.
It's hard not to side with the Dinos and the plus money in this matchup.