Doosan Bears vs. SK Wyverns - 8/22/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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SK Wyverns vs. Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: August 22, 2020 at 5:00 am
The Line: Doosan Bears -140 / SK Wyverns +110 -- Over/Under: 11.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The SK Wyverns and Doosan Bears meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the SK Happy Dream Stadium.
The SK Wyverns need a win here after losing 27 of their last 43 games. The SK Wyverns pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 19 of their last 45 games. In their last effort, Oh Tae-gon and Lee Heung-ryun combined for two hits and three RBI while Moon Seung-won allowed five runs and eight hits in 4.2 innings of work. The SK Wyverns have lost 38 of their last 58 games overall. Ricardo Pinto gets the ball tonight for the SK Wyverns.
The Doosan Bears look for a victory after losing 12 of their last 23 games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 22 of their last 40 games. In their last effort, Choi Yong-jae and Choi Joo-hwan combined for two hits and one RBI while Lee Seung-jin allowed zero runs and two hits in six innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 31 of their last 50 games overall. Kim Min-gyu gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The Doosan Bears have won 12 of the last 16 meetings against the SK Wyverns. Five of the last 10 meetings between the Bears and Wyverns have produced double-digit run totals.
Ricardo Pinto has a 6.18 ERA and 1.95 WHIP this season through 94.2 innings, and he's coming off a four inning performance against the KIA Tigers where he allowed eight runs and 11 hits. Kim Min-gyu has a 10.03 ERA and 1.71 WHIP this season through 11.2 innings, and he has a 9.64 ERA and 1.86 WHIP through 14 career KBO innings. The Doosan Bears obviously have the edge over the SK Wyverns with wins in 12 of the last 16 meetings, but I can't get behind either of these pitchers. We've seen high scoring totals when these clubs have met in the past and they're both capable of putting up impressive offensive numbers. I expect no different with these two pitchers on the hill.
High total, but give me the over anyway.