(KBO) Doosan Bears vs NC Dinos Predictions, Odds & Live Stream [June 10]
- NC Dinos and Doosan Bears face-off in the second meeting of this crucial, three-match series.
- After a toss-up pitching battle in their first meeting, both teams look to refocus and secure their position in the table.
- Infielder Kim Jae-ho is dominating this series with four hits, and three RBI’s.
KBO TV and Live Streaming Info
|Date & Time:||Wednesday, June 10, 2020; 5:30 AM EST|
|Venue:||Changwon NC Park|
|Live Stream:||Watch on ESPN+ here!; KBO Twitch Channel, Live stream on DraftKings!|
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Doosan Bears vs NC Dinos Game Odds
|Sportsbook||Doosan Bears||NC Dinos|
|BetMGM (NJ, NV, IN)||+140|
|DraftKings (PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV)||+143|
|888Sport NJ (NJ)||+143|
|BetRivers (IN, PA)||+143|
Doosan Bears and NC Dinos meet in what will be the second match of this three-game, mid-week series between the top two teams in the KBO. How this series turns out will have major affects on the top of the KBO table.
A win for first seed NC Dinos would only widen the margin between them and second seed Doosan Bears at the top.
A win for Doosan Bears would inch them ever closer to NC Dinos, who currently lead them by more than three games.
Doosan Bears Team Notes
|Manager:||KIM Tae Hyung|
|Standing:||19-11-0 (2nd in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: Christopher Flexen, HAM Deok Ju, PARK Chi Guk
Doosan Bears lost the first meeting of this series due to an awful start to the first inning and an absolute collapse in the fourth. Their bullpen continues to lack the consistency needed to make up for early mistakes or stave off dangerous hitting teams.
JO Je-yeong was given three innings and he allowed six runs, one home run, and earned four strikeouts. Their pitching continues to be their bane in big games, as they allow a 5.28 ERA so far this season. In a crucial series, they opted to not field one of their stronger starting pitchers. Christopher Flexen and YOO Hee Kwan have been their most consistent so far this season.
Flexen has pitched the most innings out of anyone in Doosan’s bullpen with 37 – posting a 2.92 ERA to complement that. His 1.19 WHIP isn’t just leading the team, it is good enough for ninth overall in the KBO.
Known to be a strong team at-bat, Doosan certainly put up a fight against NC Dinos in their first meeting of this series. They earned eight runs to NC’s 12, only being outscored due to an early hole they dug themselves into. Despite NC’s strength at the mound, Doosan mounted a short-lived comeback by earning eight runs over the fourth through sixth innings.
Doosan can hit with the best of them. But if their pitchers can’t maintain their quality throughout the match, they’ll be forced to try and dig themselves out of a hole once again. NC Dinos won’t give them a chance.
NC Dinos Team Notes
|Manager:||LEE Dong Wook|
|Standing:||24-6-0 (1st in KBO)|
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Likely Pitchers: KOO Chang Mo, Drew Rucinski, Dennis Wright
NC Dinos took the first match of this series in dominant fashion. While the match was close from top to bottom, it was NC Dinos’ fantastic fourth inning that sealed the victory for the top seed.
They walked out the sparingly used CHOI Sung-young in their last match, and have an entire bullpen of pitchers prepared to widen the gap between them and Doosan Bears in the table. As a team, NC Dinos are top of the league with a 3.58 ERA. They’ve a large group of pitchers occupying the top fives across all pitching categories.
KOO Chang Mo is top of the league in ERA, posting a 0.66! In third is teammate Drew Rucinski. Given their fantastic ERA’s, Rucinski and KOO combine for 82 strikeouts on the season – good enough for first and third in the KBO. WON Jong Hyan leads the team in saves with eight on the season, while LIM Jung Ho and PARK Jin Woo combine for 14 holds this year.
As was expected, NC Dinos easily took advantage of Doosan’s less than optimal pitching performance. Dinos scored 12 runs on the evening and scored seven during the fourth inning alone. YAN Eui-Ji’s home run set their victory in motion, helping accumulate his five runs batted-in on the evening.
Their hitters will look to do the same against the struggling Bears’ bullpen.
WSN Picks: NC Dinos def. Doosan Bears.
The difference in quality was seen between these two teams in their first outing. Both teams sent out one of their lesser-used pitchers and NC Dinos won the subsequent hitting battle. After proving dominance at the plate and the mound, little suggests that Doosan can overcome them in this second meeting.