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

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

Kiwoom Heroes vs. LG Twins

KBO Baseball: August 20, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: LG Twins +230 / Kiwoom Heroes -290 -- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after winning 15 of their last 20 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 16 of their last 34 games. In their last effort, Kim Hye-sung and Lee Jung-hoo combined for three hits and four RBI while Jake Brigham allowed one run and three hits in five innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 18 of their last 29 games overall. Eric Jokisch gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.  

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The LG Twins look for a win after winning 20 of their last 28 games. The LG Twins pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in 28 of their last 50 games. In their last effort, Kim Yong-yi and Roberto Ramos combined for three hits and three RBI while Casey Kelly allowed one run and six hits in six innings of work. The LG Twins have lost 27 of their last 61 games overall. Kim Yun-sik gets the ball tonight for the LG Twins.    

The Kiwoom Heroes have won five of the last six games against the LG Twins and eight of the last 10 meetings overall. Seven of the last nine meetings between the Heroes and Twins have produced single-digit run totals.

Eric Jokisch has been one of the better pitchers in the KBO this season, posting a 2.12 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through 106 innings, and he's allowed two runs and 11 hits in his last 12 innings. The Kiwoom Heroes have won seven of the last nine games Jokisch has pitched. Kim Yun-sik has a 7.50 ERA and 1.63 WHIP this season through 30 innings, and he's allowed four or more earned runs in each of his last three starts. This is a massive pitching advantage in favor of the Kiwoom Heroes, and they've also dominated the LG Twins this season with wins in eight of the last 10 contests.

I have nowhere to go in this meeting than back the Kiwoom Heroes and side with the RL for added value. 

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Randy’s Pick Kiwoom Heroes -1.5

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