Kiwoom Heroes vs. Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: September 12, 2020 at 4:00 am
The Line: Doosan Bears +115 / Kiwoom Heroes -145 -- Over/Under: 10 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kiwoom Heroes and Doosan Bears meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Gocheok Sky Dome.
The Kiwoom Heroes look for a win after winning eight of their last 14 games. The Kiwoom Heroes have scored no less than five runs in 22 of their last 46 games. In their last effort, Park Joon-tae and Jeon Byung-woo combined for two hits and one RBI while Han Hyun-hee allowed two runs and four hits in 5.1 innings of work. The Kiwoom Heroes have won 11 of their last 20 games overall. Eric Jokisch gets the ball tonight for the Kiwoom Heroes.
The Doosan Bears look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Doosan Bears offense has produced five or more runs in 29 of their last 50 games. In their last effort, Choi Joo-hwan and Kim Jae-ho combined for four hits and two RBI while Yu Hui-kwan allowed two runs and five hits in five innings of work. The Doosan Bears have won 10 of their last 17 games overall. Choi Won-joon gets the ball tonight for the Doosan Bears.
The Kiwoom Heroes have won five of the last seven meetings against the Doosan Bears. Six of the last nine meetings between the Heroes and Bears have produced double-digit run totals.
Eric Jokisch has a 2.29 ERA and 1.04 WHIP this season through 114 innings, and he's allowed three or less earned runs in each of his last five starts. Choi Won-joon has a 3.64 ERA and 1.30 WHIP this season through 81.2 innings, and he's allowed one run and five hits in his last 11 innings overall. The Kiwoom Heroes are playing the better baseball entering this series, they have the pitching advantage and they've won five of the last seven meetings against the Doosan Bears. Won-joon has been improved as of late and it makes the Bears worth a look with the plus money, but Jokisch has been far more consistent over the course of the season and easier to trust.
I'll back the Kiwoom Heroes and the reasonable price in this series opener.