KIA Tigers vs. NC Dinos - 9/12/20 KBO Baseball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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NC Dinos vs. KIA Tigers
KBO Baseball: September 12, 2020 at 4:00 am
The Line: KIA Tigers +100 / NC Dinos -130 -- Over/Under: 11 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The NC Dinos and KIA Tigers meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Changwon NC Park.
The NC Dinos need a win after losing six of their last 12 games. The NC Dinos have scored five or more runs in 33 of their last 53 games. In their last effort, Yang Eui-ji and Na Sung-bum combined for three hits and three RBI while Kim Young-gyu allowed three runs and three hits in two innings of work. The NC Dinos have won nine of their last 15 games overall. Shin Min-hyuk gets the ball tonight for the NC Dinos.
The KIA Tigers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The KIA Tigers pitching staff has allowed four or less runs in six of their last eight games. In their last effort, Na Ji-wan and Choi Won-joon combined for three hits and three RBI while Yang Hyun-jong allowed three runs and five hits in five innings of work. The KIA Tigers have won 10 of their last 15 games overall. Drew Gagnon gets the ball tonight for the KIA Tigers.
The NC Dinos have won five of the last six meetings against the KIA Tigers. Seven of the last nine meetings between the Dinos and Tigers have produced double-digit run totals.
Shin Min-hyuk has a 6.41 ERA and 1.50 WHIP this season through 26.2 innings, and he's allowed six earned runs and 10 hits in his last 9.1 innings overall. Drew Gagnon has a 4.42 ERA and 1.44 WHIP this season through 106 innings, and he's allowed two or less earned runs in five of his last eight starts. The NC Dinos are obviously the better team here and have won five of the last six meetings against the KIA Tigers, but it's the Tigers who are playing the better baseball entering this series and you can argue have the pitching advantage. Despite the small sample size, Min-hyuk has been roughed up this season and I'm not thrilled about laying juice with a pitcher who has an ERA over six.
I'll take my chances with the KIA Tigers and even money.