(KBO) KIA Tigers vs SK Wyvrens Predictions, Odds & Live Stream
- KIA Tigers and SK Wyverns take each other on in the second match of this weekend series.
- KIA Tigers are trying to climb their way to the top half of the KBO table.
- KIA’s Preston Tucker is leading the league in RBI.
KBO TV and Live Streaming Info
|Date & Time:||Saturday, June 13, 2020; 4:00 AM EST|
|Venue:||Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium|
|Live Stream:||Watch on ESPN+ here!; KBO Twitch Channel, Live stream on DraftKings!, SPOTV|
|Best Betting Bonus||$1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings (NJ, PA, IN, IA, WV only)|
KIA Tigers vs SK Wyverns Odds
|Sportsbook||KIA Tigers||SK Wyverns|
|BetMGM (NJ, NV, IN)||-134|
|DraftKings (PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV)||-124|
|888Sport NJ (NJ)||-124|
|BetRivers (IN, PA)||-124|
Odds taken 13 June, 2020, from DraftKings
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KIA Tigers and SK Wyverns face off in what will be the second meeting in this weekend series between two teams at the bottom of the KBO table.
A win for KIA Tigers could propel them as high as fifth place in the KBO table.
Should SK Wyverns win this match, they could climb as high as eighth in the KBO.
KIA Tigers Team Notes
|Standing:||17-16-0 (6th in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: IM Gi Yeong, BYEON Si Won, HONG Sang Sam
KIA Tigers entered this second series with SK Wyverns with the lead. They won two of their first three matches against SK, taking advantage of a more efficient hitting game.
In their last series against SK Wyverns, the KIA pitchers were able to hold their opponents to a .241 batting average. KIA ranks third in the KBO in pitching, posting a 4.27 ERA as a team. They are also the league leaders in home runs allowed with 21. Suffice to say, the overall pitching matchup seems to be in the favour of KIA.
After walking out Andrew Gagnon in their last match, KIA are likely to start another of their talented pitchers. IM Gi Yeong has pitched just over 32 innings and is posting a 3.34 ERA. He has a 2:3 win:loss ratio and is allowing 1.08 hits per inning. His 28 strikeouts are third-best on his squad.
On the hitting side of things, KIA are right in the middle of the league. As a team they own a .278 batting average, collecting 166 runs over the course of the season. In their last series against SK Wyverns, it was NA Ji-Wan and PARK Chan-ho who lead their side at-bat. The two combined for 10 hits and two runs batted in.
KIA Tigers own eight different players that are hitting above .300 on the season. On an impressive 124 plate appearances, KIM Sun Bin is posting a .340 batting average and has collected 44 total bases.
SK Wyvrens Team Notes
|Manager:||YOUM Kyoung Youb|
|Standing:||11-21-0 (9th in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: LEE Geun Wook, MOON Seung Won, KIM Tae Hoon
SK Wyverns are coming off of a 1-2 record in their first series against KIA Tigers. Like many teams, SK were unable to keep up with KIA’s talented bullpen. The Wyvern’s have struggled both at-bat and from the mound so far this season, so they’ll want to channel their sole winning effort in their first series.
Wyverns are ranked seventh in the KBO in terms of pitching. As a team they are posting a 4.65 ERA and have allowed the second-least home runs in the league with 28. SK have failed to find the needed pitching consistency to climb out of their hole this season, but have been on a decent run as of late.
Pitcher LEE Geun Wook has been posting a .378 ERA on the season. While he has only pitched in five matches and through 16 innings, he has allowed only 14 hits over 275 pitches. In order to even up the series, SK is likely to field their best pitching combinations over this weekend.
SK’s series batting record against KIA is less than preferred. They are posting a .241 batting average on the season and have the third-least home runs (25) to their name. In their last series against SK it was JEONG Jin-gi and NOH Soo-kwang, who combined for eight hits, three runs batted in, and one home run. If they can receive similar consistency from more hitters, they may have a chance at bringing this series even.
SK struggles at-bat, owning only two players that are hitting over .300 on the season. Only CHOI Ji Hoon and HAN Dong Min are hitting above the league average.
Wsn Picks: KIA Tigers def. SK Wyverns
SK Wyverns have improved over the recent weeks, but it doesn’t project to be enough to defeat KIA Tigers in this matchup. KIA fantastic pitching stable should be enough to take down SK’s inconsistent hitters.