(KBO) KT Wiz vs SK Wyverns - Predictions, Odds & Live Stream
- KT Wiz and SK Wyvrens meet again in this series between the eighth and ninth seeds.
- KT Wiz are three and a half games out of seventh place.
- Mel Rojas Jr. continues to be KT’s biggest asset at-bat.
KBO TV and Live Streaming Info
|TV Channel:||ESPN, SPOTV2|
|Date & Time:||Thursday, June 18, 2020; 5:30 AM EST|
|Venue:||Incheon SK Happy Dream Stadium|
|Live Stream:||Watch on ESPN+ here!; KBO Twitch Channel, Live stream on DraftKings!|
Game Odds – KT Wiz vs SK Wyverns
The odds for the KT Wiz vs SK Wyverns match will be updated as soon as they are made available by sportsbooks. Check back with WSN!
|Sportsbook||KT Wiz||SK Wyverns|
|BetMGM (NJ, NV, IN)||-139|
|DraftKings (PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV)||-159|
|888Sport NJ (NJ)||-159|
|BetRivers (IN, PA)||-159|
Two of the worst teams in the KBO face off in what will be their last match of this three-game series. The separation between the two won’t be great enough to launch either up the standings.
A win for KT Wiz could bring them within four games of seventh place Samsung Lions.
A win for SK Wyverns could bring them closer to leveling with KT Wiz in the eighth.
KT Wiz Team Notes
|Manager:||LEE Kang Chul|
|Standing:||14-22-0 (8th in KBO)|
Super decisive hr by @melrojasjr.
— HJ Kim (@kim_xxyn) June 13, 2020
Likely Pitchers: BAE Je Seong, William Cuevas, LEE Kang Jun
KT Wiz are eighth in the KBO at this point in the season. This series against SK Wyverns is crucial for their season, as it would give them the necessary breathing room from the bottom seeds in the KBO. This is their first series of the season against SK.
KT may rank near the bottom of the KBO in the record, but they are one of the best hitting teams in the league. Posting a .293 hitting average, the Wiz are ranked third in the KBO at-bat. They are even third in the league in overall home runs.
Mel Rojas Jr. is still ranked third in the KBO with a .379 hitting average, on top of being second in the league in home runs (12) and second in the league in RBI’s (36). Rojas Jr. is a big hitter, but outfielder CHO Yong Ho is all about efficiency for KT, being third in the league in on-base percentage (.441).
In terms of pitching, KT Wiz could use some work. Their poor record is largely due to their awful bullpen who allow a 6.05 average ERA. The are also tied for second in the KBO in home runs allowed.
KT Wiz really only rely on the performances of 24-year-old BAE Je Seong at the mound. The pitcher has a .750 win percentage on the season to go with his .256 ERA. Allowing just .932 hits per inning, BAE is their most dangerous pitcher.
SK Wyverns Team Notes
|Manager:||YOUM Kyoung Youb|
|Standing:||12-24-0 (9th in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: LEE Won Joon, Lee Geun Wook, Pinto Ricardo
SK Wyverns are barely relevant in KBO competition. With a 12-24 record, SK are ranked ninth in the KBO with their current series opponents KT Wiz just a few games above them. A positive performance in this series could bring them nearer to their opponents eighth seed.
One of the worst hitting teams in the KBO, SK Wyverns are posting a .236 average. To go with their awful average, they are second-worst in the league in total runs with just 142. Their hitting has failed them, as they’ve put in a fair amount of solid pitching performances.
On the batting side of things, Wyvren only has two players with a plus-.300 hitting average. CHOI Ji Hoon and HAN Dong Min are at least consistent over their relatively fewer games played to their teammates. HAN has 12 RBI’s to his name alone.
SK’s pitching game is much more commendable than their hitting. Posting a 4.56 ERA on the season with an average of just one hit per inning, Wyvren’s have a bullpen that can keep them in a game.
Wyverns pitchers LEE Won Joon and LEE Geun Wook are two of their most reliable. The two have thrown a combined 40 innings and maintain a sub-3.00 ERA in six matches played.
WSN’s Pick: KT Wiz def. SK Wyverns
The option goes to KT Wiz in this match, although it is slight. Both teams are weak at the mound, but there’s been a danger in KT’s hitting game that shouldn’t go unnoticed. They saved the game in their first meeting and the pitching matchup should be in the favor of KT this time out.