Lotte Giants vs. Kiwoom Heroes
KBO Baseball: August 27, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Kiwoom Heroes -110 / Lotte Giants -120 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Lotte Giants and Kiwoom Heroes meet Thursday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Sajik Baseball Stadium.
The Lotte Giants look for a win after winning 20 of their last 34 games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in 22 of their last 35 games. In the latest effort, Dixon Machado and Son Ah-seop combined for two hits and three RBI while Park Se-woong allowed one run and three hits in seven innings of work. The Lotte Giants have lost 27 of their last 54 games overall. Noh Kyung-eun gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.
The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after winning 18 of their last 26 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 19 of their last 40 games. In their last effort, Kim Ha-seong and Lee Jung-hoo combined for two hits and four RBI while Kim Jae-woong allowed zero runs and zero hits in three innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 22 of their last 35 games overall. Kim Tae-hoon gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
The Kiwoom Heroes and Lotte Giants have split the last 10 meetings down the middle. Each of the last eight meetings between the Giants and Heroes have produced single-digit run totals.
Noh Kyung-eun has a 4.44 ERA and 1.24 WHIP this season through 75 innings, and he's allowed three or less earned runs in each of his last five starts. Kim Tae-hoon has a 3.91 ERA and 1.22 WHIP this season through 46 innings, and he's allowed four earned runs and six hits in his last 2.1 innings. The Lotte Giants have the pitching edge in this contest with an actual starter on the mound who has gone deep into games, and he's put together some of his best performances over the last couple of weeks, which includes shutouts in two of his last four starts.
This should be a fun series between two red hot teams, but I have to side with the Lotte Giants and the more than reasonable price.