(KBO) LG Twins vs Doosan Bears - Predictions, Odds & Live Stream
- LG Twins and Doosan Bears face off in their third series of the KBO season.
- Doosan Bears have dominated this matchup all year long.
- LG Twins snapped a four-game losing streak with a win last Sunday.
KBO TV and Live Streaming Info
|TV Channel:||ESPN, SPOTV|
|Date & Time:||Tuesday, July 7, 2020; 5:30 AM EST|
|Venue:||Jamsil Baseball Stadium|
|Live Stream:||Watch on ESPN+ here!; KBO Twitch Channel, Live stream on DraftKings!|
Game Odds – LG Twins vs Doosan Bears
The odds for the LG Twins vs Doosan Bears match will be updated as soon as they are made available by sportsbooks. Check back with WSN!
|Sportsbook||LG Twins||Doosan Bears|
|BetMGM (NJ, NV, IN)||+105|
|DraftKings (PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV)||+110|
|888Sport NJ (NJ)||+110|
|BetRivers (IN, PA)||+110|
LG Twins and Doosan Bears face off in a matchup between the third and fourth-ranked teams in the KBO. Just two games behind, LG Twins could make their way into the top three with a positive series. Doosan will be looking to cushion their lead while trying to climb up to second.
A matchup between family members per se, Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the shared home of LG Twins and Doosan Bears.
A win for LG Twins would bring them within a game of third place.
A win for Doosan Bears would bring them within half a game of second place and give them a three-game lead over fourth.
LG Twins Team Notes
|Manager:||RYU Joong Il|
|Standing:||29-24-0 (4th in KBO)|
Previous match highlights (05-07-2020)
Likely Pitchers: LEE Min Ho, JEONG Chan Heon, JUNG Woo Young
LG Twins have been absolutely dominated by Doosan Bears in this season series. Just two games behind them in the league, the Twins have a dreadful 1-5-0 record against Doosan Bears. They won’t be able to bring the series level, but they can make strides in both the table and the rivalry with a positive outcome.
The Twins are a solid team all over the field. Their pitching game is certainly one of their strong suits, currently ranking fourth overall in the KBO. They have a 4.53 ERA over the course of 53 games and are third overall in home runs allowed. LG have allowed an average of 5.75 runs per game over the course of their last four matches – three of those have been losses.
Pitchers LEE Min Ho, JEONG Chan Hoon, and JUNG Woo Young are the true talismans of this side. all three are pitching well under a 3.00 on the season, with each throwing well over 400 pitches this season. JEONG Chan Hoon has been excellent this season, posting a 4:1 win:loss record.
When it comes to LG’s batting, they’re no team to take lightly either. Ranked fourth overall in the KBO in terms of overall team batting average, LG’s .293 batting average has kept them competitive all season long.
Slightly better than their season averages, LG Twins are averaging a 5.75 ERA over their last four matches. Three of those matches were against sixth seed Samsung Lions.
Doosan Bears Team Notes
|Manager:||KIM Tae Hyung|
|Standing:||31-22-0 (3rd in KBO)|
Previous match highlights (05-07-2020)
Likely Pitchers: Raul Alcantara, Christopher Flexen, HAM Deok Ju
Doosan Bears have complete control in this series against LG Twins. Over five games, Doosan have lost only once to LG Twins so far this season. They’ve been able to overcome LG’s vaunted bullpen, with a combination of big hitters and smart base running.
Despite being one of the best teams in the KBO, pitching has never been Doosan’s strong suit. More inclined to get into a slugging battle, Doosan’s bullpen is ranked eighth in the KBO with a 5.17 ERA over 53 games played. Despite that, they are second overall in home runs allowed (39).
The Bears’ stable of pitchers is inconsistent to say the least. Just HAM Deok Ju throws sub-3.00 on the year on an impressive 22 2/3 innings pitched. If only the same could be said of his teammates. Raul Alcantara has the best win:loss record on the squad, 7:1, but his ERA has slowly dipped all season – now sitting at 3.45.
Once you look at the batting side of things, you can understand why Doosan is so feared. They are first overall in batting average (.298), first overall in RBI’s (310), but just fourth overall in home runs and first in sacrifice flies (29). Pragmatic in their approach at-bat, Doosan have shown they’re more than some mindless sluggers.
Jose Fernandez may have lost his spot at the top of the hitting averages top five, but he is still third overall with a .370 average. He is also tied for first in overall hits (80), second overall in total runs (45), and second overall in on-base percentage (.433). Keep an eye on KIM Jae Hwan as well, while he hits below .300 he is leading the team in home runs (11) and RBI’s 49.
WSN’s Pick: Doosan Bears def. LG Twins
The difference in quality between these two teams has been apparent all season long. While Doosan have been shaky as of late, LG’s run of form inspires little confidence against a Bears side they’ve been dominated by.
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