KIA Tigers vs. Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: September 10, 2020 at 5:30 am
The Line: Doosan Bears -105 / KIA Tigers -115 -- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The KIA Tigers and Doosan Bears meet Thursday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field.
The KIA Tigers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in six of their last seven games. In their last effort, Preston Tucker and Kim Min-sik combined for three hits and two RBI while Yang Seung-cheol allowed two runs and seven hits in 3.2 innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 10 of their last 14 games overall. Yang Hyun-jong gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The Doosan Bears look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 28 of their last 49 games. In their last effort, Hur Kyoung-min and Jung Soo-bin combined for two hits and two RBI while Chris Flexen allowed two runs and two hits in three innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won nine of their last 16 games overall. Yu Hui-kwan gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The Doosan Bears have won 10 of the last 13 meetings against the KIA Tigers. Six of the last 11 meetings between the Bears and Tigers have produced double-digit run totals.
Yang Hyun-jong has a 4.82 ERA and 1.40 WHIP this season through 114 innings, and he's allowed a combined two runs and 12 hits in his last three starts. Yu Hui-kwan has a 5.21 ERA and 1.74 WHIP this season through 105.1 innings, and he's allowed three or more earned runs in six of his last 10 starts. The KIA Tigers have been the hotter team over the last week and they have the clear pitching edge in this matchup. Hyun-jong not only has better numbers on the season, but he's put together his best games in each of his last three starts.
I know the Doosan Bears have beaten up on the KIA Tigers over the year, but I'm backing the Tigers anyway based on pitching matchup and the way they've played this week.