(KBO) LG Twins vs Doosan Bears - Predictions, Odds & Live Stream
Credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images. Pictured: LG Twins’ Jeong Keun-woo (R) slides at home plate as Doosan Bears’ Park Sei-hyok (L).
- LG Twins and Doosan Bears close out their mid-week series!
- Doosan are looking to make their way up to second place with a victory.
- Twins infielder Roberto Ramos is second overall in total home runs.
KBO TV and Live Streaming Info
|TV Channel:||ESPN2, SPOTV|
|Date & Time:||Thursday, July 9, 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
|Sportsbook||LG Twins||Doosan Bears|
|BetMGM (NJ, NV, IN)||+140|
|DraftKings (PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV)||+138|
|888Sport NJ (NJ)||+138|
|BetRivers (IN, PA, CO)||+138|
We’ll be watching a matchup between the third and fifth-ranked teams in the KBO this season. Doosan are slowly making their way up the table while LG are struggling to stave off the competition below them.
LG Twins and Doosan Bears will be playing in their shared arena, Jamsil Baseball Stadium.
A win for LG Twins could bring them back to fourth overall in the KBO.
A win for Doosan Bears could push them up to second overall in the KBO.
LG Twins Team Notes
|Manager:||RYU Joong Il|
|Standing:||29-25-0 (5th in KBO)|
Previous Match Highlights
Likely Pitchers: Tyler Wilson, IM Chan Kyu, JUNG Woo Young
LG enter this match on the severe losing end of the season series against Doosan Bears. They’ve been dominated all season long, and look to right their course.
While LG were able to put up a decent fight against Doosan in their first meeting, their batters just weren’t able to keep up. Despite bringing the score level in the fourth inning, it was all downhill from there as they were outscored 9:6. LG are ranked fourth overall in the KBO in terms of batting, posting a .284 average and ranking fifth overall in total runs (296).
Once again, Roberto Ramos has been reliable in this series. He batted a .400 in the first match of this series, scored one run and batted in one run. Ramos has a hitting average of .326 on the season and is leading his team in home runs with 15.
LG’s pitchers will be under fire in this last meeting between the two teams this week. The Twins’ bullpen has been throwing a 4.60 ERA on the season, good enough for fourth overall in the KBO. Unfortunately, they allowed nine runs and 14 hits in their first meeting with Doosan Bears this week.
After Casey Kelly and CHA Woo Chan led the bullpen in the first two matches, we expect manager RYU Joong Il to open this match with one of his most reliable. IM Chan Kyu has pitched just over 54 innings and is posting a 4.09 ERA with a 4:2 win:loss record. Tyler Wilson has pitched just over 58 innings while averaging a 4.47 ERA.
Doosan Bears Team Notes
|Manager:||KIM Tae Hyung|
|Standing:||32-22-0 (3rd in KBO)|
Previous Match Highlights
A couple walk-off wins tonight featuring the Doosan Bears and KT Wiz pic.twitter.com/No2PDO1hJ1
— Dan Kurtz (@MyKBO) July 3, 2020
Likely Pitchers: Raul Alcantara, PARK Chi Guk, LEE Hyun Seung
Doosan Bears enter this matchup as the clear favorite, owing to their record against LG Twins this season. In their first seven meetings, the Bears have won six of those games. It hasn’t been much of a contest for one of the KBO’s top three teams.
Pitching has never been Doosan’s strong suit this season, but they’ve been able to quiet LG’s hitters. Doosan are ranked eighth overall in the KBO, posting a 5.18 ERA on the year.
Raul Alcantara has been Doosan’s most impressive pitcher this season. Pitching over 70 innings so far this season, Alcantara is allowing an impressive 3.45 ERA over the course of 11 games played.
Batting is where the Bears show off their truest strength. They are ranked first overall in the KBO this season, with a .299 batting average over their 54 games.
Two players have stood out against LG Twins for Doosan Bears so far this season. Jose Fernandez and KUK Hae-seung are both hitting above .500 against LG, are combining for 22 hits, two home runs, and eight RBI’s.
WSN’s Pick: Doosan Bears def. LG Twins
Doosan Bears look the favorite all over the field in this matchup. Unless LG puts forward an unlikely pitching game, we expect the Bears to notch another win in this series.
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