KIA Tigers vs. Doosan Bears - 8/25/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Doosan Bears vs. KIA Tigers
KBO Baseball: August 25, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: KIA Tigers +190 / Doosan Bears -240 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Doosan Bears and KIA Tigers meet Tuesday 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 25 games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 24 of their last 42 games. In their last effort, Jose Fernandez and Choi Joo-hwan combined for five hits and five RBI while Choi Won-joon allowed one run and six hits in six innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 33 of their last 52 games overall. Lee Young-ha gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The KIA Tigers need a victory after losing 12 of their last 21 games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in 30 of their last 54 games. In their last effort, Na Ji-wan and Yoo Min-sang combined for three hits and four RBI while Aaron Brooks allowed four runs and nine hits in 6.1 innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 31 of their last 57 games overall. Lee Min-woo gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The Doosan Bears have won 10 of their last 12 meetings against the KIA Tigers. Ten of the last 14 meetings between the Bears and Tigers have produced single-digit run totals.
The Doosan Bears should be the pick here simply because they're the better team and have won 10 of the last 12 meetings. However, I'm not laying this sort of juice with a losing team and two poor pitchers on the mound. Lee Young-ha has a 5.44 ERA and 1.76 WHIP this season through 101 innings, and he's allowed three or more earned runs in nine of his last 12 starts. Lee Min-woo has a 5.82 ERA and 1.48 WHIP this season through 82 innings, and he's allowed three or more earned runs in each of his last six starts. Both of these pitchers get rocked more times than not.
Large total, but give me over the 10.5 runs, as I'm not trying to get behind either of these pitchers in the season opener.