(KBO) Doosan Bears vs LG Twins - Predictions, Odds & Live Stream
- Doosan Bears and LG Twins look to separate themselves from each other in the standings.
- LG Twins have a significant lead over the Bears in the KBO table.
- A positive series record against LG could bring Doosan within a single game of second place.
KBO TV and Live Streaming Info
|TV Channel:||ESPN, SPOTV|
|Date & Time:||Saturday, 20 June 2020; 4:00 AM EST|
|Venue:||Jamsil Baseball Stadium|
|Live Stream:||Watch on ESPN+ here, KBO Twitch Channel, Live stream on DraftKings!|
Game Odds – Doosan Bears vs LG Twins
The odds for the Doosan Bears vs LG Twins match will be updated as soon as they are made available by sportsbooks. Check back with WSN!
|Sportsbook||Doosan Bears||LG Twins|
|BetMGM (NJ, NV, IN)||+145|
|DraftKings (PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV)||+132|
|888Sport NJ (NJ)||+132|
|BetRivers (IN, PA)||+132|
The second and third place team in the KBO face off in this match between the LG Twins and Doosan Bears. The winner of this series would either gain some serious ground (Doosan) or greatly separate themselves (LG) from their opponent in the KBO table.
Home field advantage usually matters greatly, but considering Doosan and LG share Jamsil Baseball Stadium, the difference in venue is merely a matter of signage.
A win for Doosan Bears could bring them within a game of LG Twins in the KBO table.
A win for LG Twins would grow their lead on the third place Doosan Bears by another game.
Doosan Bears Team Notes
|Manager:||KIM Tae Hyung|
|Standing:||22-16-0 (3rd in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: Christopher Flexen, LEE Yong Chan, Raul Alcantara
Doosan Bears currently sit at third place in the KBO table with a record of 22-16-0. This is a key series for Doosan Bears, as the result could either bring them within a game of LG Twins for second place or plummet them even further out of reach. Doosan won the first series meeting this year 2-1.
The Bears are near the top of the KBO, mostly due to their incredible ability at-bat. As a team, Doosan Bears are posting a .296 average and are second in the KBO in total runs (226). They are, as a team, one of the most efficient batting teams with six players hitting above .300 on the season.
Jose Fernandez continues to be one of the best hitters in the KBO. He is second in batting average (.386) and first in total hits (61). Fernandez even has seven home runs to his name and 32 RBI’s. The further you go down Doosan’s roster, the more you realize they’re one of the deepest hitting stables in the league.
Doosan’s pitching game compared to their hitting is night and day. While their bullpen is near the top of the KBO, their hitters have ranked them near the bottom of the league. As a team, Doosan is posting a 5.16 ERA on the season. Their closers have been reliable, posting ten saves on the season to their 22 wins.
One of their few consistent pitchers, Christopher Flexen, is a prime candidate for this match. The former Mets pitcher is posting a 3.29 ERA and is allowing just .829 hits per inning pitched.
LG Twins Team Notes
|Manager:||RYU Joong Il|
|Standing:||25-13-0 (2nd in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: JEONG Chan Heon, IM Chan Kyu, Casey Kelly
LG Twins continue to fight their way up the KBO table in hopes of taking top position from first place NC Dinos. They are currently ranked second in the KBO with a record of 26-11-0. Behind NC Dinos who have just a 1.5 game lead over them, LG Twins’ success in this series is crucial to them taking the number one spot.
While posting a lower batting average than Doosan Bears, LG Twins’ hitting game is nothing to scoff at. They are posting a .293 average on the season while ranking fifth in the KBO in total home runs. LG has eight different hitters posting a plus-.300 average on the season.
Two of LG Twins’ most reliable hitters, YOO Kang Nam and Roberto Ramos are the spotlights for this match. The two are hitting well over .300 on the season and have combined for a monstrous 61 RBI’s on the season. They’ve even 17 home runs on top of that, although Ramos accounts for 13 of those.
On the pitching side of things, there is no debate, LG Twins are the best in the KBO. As a team they are posting a 4.08 ERA over their 38 games and allow a single hit per inning. They are clutch in late innings as well, leading the league in total saves.
After starting CHA Woo-chan in their last match, LG has a deep bullpen with a number of capable pitchers available for selection. JEONG Chan Heon has a 3.34 ERA after pitching five games and 29 2/3 innings this season. His 3-1 record is promising for LG, who are hoping to sweep take hold of this series.
There isn’t much between the two teams in this match, especially when you take a look at where the public is betting. Regardless, LG’s pitching is their clear advantage against Doosan Bears. The Bears’ hitters took the victory in their first series, but LG’s current run of form is hard to deny.
WSN’s Pick: LG Twins def. Doosan Bears