SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants
KBO Baseball: September 12, 2020 at 4:00 am
The Line: Lotte Giants -135 / SK Wyverns +105 -- Over/Under: 10.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The SK Wyverns and Lotte Giants meet Saturday morning in South Korea KBO baseball action at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium.
The SK Wyverns need a win here after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The SK Wyverns pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. In their last effort, Choi Jeong and Lee Jae-won combined for three hits and four RBI while Park Jong-hoon allowed one run and five hits in seven innings of work. The SK Wyverns have lost 15 of their last 20 games overall. Lee Geon-wook gets the ball tonight for the SK Wyverns.
The Lotte Giants look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Lotte Giants offense has produced five or more runs in 25 of their last 40 games. In the latest effort, Jeon Jun-woo and Han Dong-hee combined for five hits and five RBI while Dan Straily allowed seven runs and eight hits in six innings of work. The Lotte Giants have split their last 14 games overall. Adrian Sampson gets the ball tonight for the Lotte Giants.
The Lotte Giants have won seven of the last 11 meetings against the SK Wyverns. Five of the last eight meetings between the Giants and Wyverns have produced double-digit run totals.
Lee Geon-wook has a 5.19 ERA and 1.47 WHIP this season through 86.2 innings, and he's allowed four or more earned runs in four of his last five starts. Adrian Sampson has a 5.84 ERA and 1.58 WHIP this season through 74 innings, and he's allowed two runs and 10 hits in his last 13 innings overall. Adrian Sampson has obviously been improved lately, but the bottom line is we have two pitchers who have ERAs well over five through large sample sizes. We've also seen five of the last eight games between the Giants and Wyverns produce double-digit run totals. For me, there's only one direction to lean in this contest.
Instead of trying to decide who wins this game, I expect some fireworks and will take the over on the total.