NC Dinos vs. KIA Tigers - 8/21/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

NC Dinos vs. KIA Tigers - 8/21/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

KIA Tigers vs. NC Dinos

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

The Line: NC Dinos -105 / KIA Tigers -125 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The KIA Tigers and NC Dinos meet Friday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field.

The KIA Tigers need a victory after losing 10 of their last 18 games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 28 of their last 51 games. In their last effort, Oh Seon-woo and Choi Hyung-woo combined for two hits and one RBI while Drew Gagnon allowed six runs and 13 hits in five innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 30 of their last 54 games overall. Im Ki-young gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.       

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The NC Dinos need a win after losing 12 of their last 18 games. The NC Dinos have scored five or more runs in 25 of their last 43 games. In their last effort, Mo Chang-min and No Jin-hyuk combined for three hits and three RBI while Mike Wright allowed one run and two hits in six innings of work. The NC Dinos have won 24 of their last 45 games overall. Song Myung-gi gets the ball tonight for the NC Dinos. 

The KIA Tigers have won six of the last 10 meetings against the NC Dinos, but those four losses came in the last five meetings. Seven of the last 10 meetings between the Tigers and Dinos have produced double-digit run totals.

Im Ki-young has a 4.71 ERA and 1.43 WHIP this season through 70.2 innings, and he's allowed three or more earned runs in each of his last five starts. Song Myung-gi has a 4.05 ERA and 1.20 WHIP this season through 26.2 innings, and he's allowed a combined one earned run in his last five games. The NC Dinos are obviously the better team here and have beaten up on the KIA Tigers in the most recent meetings. Im Ki-young is also a pitcher who is in rough form at the moment and shouldn't be favored against anybody.

We've been iffy on the NC Dinos as of late, but this price feels like a joke. The NC Dinos shouldn't be underdogs in this spot, so I'll gladly take this cheap price.

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Randy’s Pick NC Dinos -105

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