Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears - 8/21/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears - 8/21/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants

KBO Baseball: August 21, 2020 at 5:30 am

The Line: Lotte Giants +110 / Doosan Bears -140 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Doosan Bears and Lotte Giants meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium.  

The Doosan Bears look for a victory after losing 12 of their last 22 games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 22 of their last 39 games. In their last effort, Jose Fernandez and Jung Soo-bin combined for six hits and four RBI while Raul Alcántara allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 30 of their last 49 games overall. Lee Seung-jin gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.   

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The Lotte Giants look for a win after winning 17 of their last 29 games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in 19 of their last 30 games. In the latest effort, Lee Dae-ho and Jeon Jun-woo combined for three hits and four RBI while Park Se-woong allowed one run and six hits in five innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 25 of their last 49 games overall. Noh Kyung-eun gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.    

The Doosan Bears are 5-5-1 against the Lotte Giants in the last 11 meetings. Ten of the last 15 games between the Giants and Bears have produced double-digit run totals.

Lee Seung-jin has a 6.52 ERA and 1.86 WHIP this season through 9.2 innings, and while that's a small sample size, he has a 5.79 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in his KBO career. Noh Kyung-eun has a 4.83 ERA and 1.28 WHIP this season through 69 innings, and he's allowed four runs and 13 hits in his last 18 innings. The Lotte Giants are not only playing the better baseball over the last two weeks, but it feels like they have the better starting pitcher on the hill for this game. Noh Kyung-eun is putting together his best performances lately and giving the Giants consistent chances to win games.

I'll gladly take the Lotte Giants and the plus money, as it really feels like the wrong team is favored in this contest. 

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Randy’s Pick Lotte Giants +110

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