KBO Predictions, Picks, Betting Odds & Live Stream [May 24]
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- NC Dinos maintain their position at the top of the table with a big lead on second place!
- SK Wyverns continue to struggle, having only won one game on the road and one game at home.
- Roberto Ramos and HAN Dong-Min continue their battle for home run supremacy!
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KBO Game Odds – Sunday, May 24, 2020
Hanwha Eagles vs NC Dinos 1:00 AM EST (ESPN)
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|Hanwha Eagles||NC Dinos||Sportsbook||Available In|
|+205||-278||DraftKings||PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV|
Hanwha Eagles and NC Dinos face off on ESPN with a clash of the leaders and one of the bottom of the pack.
NC Dinos have looked unstoppable so far this season, sitting in first place for multiple consecutive weeks. A win would only further their hold on the top seed.
Hanwha has slowly regressed as the season has gone along. They find themselves eighth in the league with a win only bringing them as high as a tie for fifth place.
Hanwha Eagles Team Notes
|Manager:||HAN Yong Duk|
|Standing:||6-9-0 (8th in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: KIM Yi Hwan, Warwick Saupold, KIM Min Woo
Hanwha Eagles are struggling to gain ground in the KBO table. Their pitching has only slightly improved, though they still find themselves in the bottom three of the KBO table.
Warwick Saupold has been consistent for them, posting a 1.64 ERA over 309 pitches. He’s only given up 15 hits so far on the season.
Hanwha also struggles on the batting side, ranking seventh in the KBO with an average of .263.
There aren’t many big hitters on Hanwha Eagles, evidenced by them being last in the league in total home runs. Of players with 30 or more appearances at bat, only two are hitting above .300.
NC Dinos Team Notes
|Standing:||12-2-0 (1st in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: KIM Young Kyu, LEE Jae Jak, KANG Yoon Goo
NC Dinos are in tremendous form, with a firm three-point lead over second place in the KBO.
After only their second loss of the season, NC Dinos hit for 12 runs in a revenge-like victory.
KOO Chang Mo continues to be a rock at the mound, posting an incredible .41 ERA in 296 pitches.
Their hitting isn’t too bad either to this point, ranked third in the KBO at .286 as a team. They have six players hitting over .300 and they’ve combined for 39 runs.
WSN’s Pick: NC Dinos def. Hanwha Eagles
NC Dinos have been fantastic to this point in the season. They’ve shown too much versatility between their hitting, fielding, and pitching to not be able to take down the mediocre Eagles.
KT Wiz vs LG Twins 1:00 AM EST (Twitch)
|KT Wiz||LG Twins||Sportsbook||Available In|
|+105||-134||DraftKings||PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV|
KT Wiz looks to take down one of the best teams in the league in this series by defeating LG Twins.
KT Wiz are ranked in the bottom half of the KBO, with at least 1.5 games separating them from joining the top five.
A win for LG Twins would continue their goal of slowly climbing on the red-hot NC Dinos in the first place.
KT Wiz Team Notes
|Standing:||6-8-0 (7th in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: BAE Je Seong, Odrisamer Despaigne, William Cuevas
KT Wiz’s bullpen hasn’t been as advertised, other than the excellent contributions of Odrisamer Despaigne and BAE Je-seong.
They’re still allowing a 5.46 ERA and are in the top three in terms of runs allowed.
Their batting on the other hand is exemplary. They are leading the league in hits by a wide margin with 172 on the season, on top of their 101 runs.
LG Twins Team Notes
|Standing:||9-5-0 (2nd in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: JEONG Chan Heon, IM Chan Kyu, Tyler Wilson
LG Twins are in the position to gain some ground on first place NC Dinos.
Their hitting is almost as good as their opponents’, but they have a bit more pitching consistency in comparison.
Roberto Ramos is the big hitter that the KBO needs to look out for, he’s bailed out LG Twins many times before.
WSN’s Pick: LG Twins def. KT Wiz
LG Twins have been fantastic this season, much looked over due to the performances of first place NC Dinos. With a weak fielding team like KT Wiz, LG will be well-favored in this match.
KIA Tigers vs SK Wyverns 1:00 AM EST (Twitch)
|KIA Tigers||SK Wyverns||Sportsbook||Available In|
|-143||+114||DraftKings||PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV|
KIA Tigers are hoping to gain some ground on Doosan when they take on the bottom of the league SK Wyverns.
KIA Tigers could secure a place in the top four with a win.
SK Wyverns are still at the bottom of the table, but some slight improvements from the mound are small steps toward the larger goal.
KIA Tigers Team Notes
|Standing:||8-7-0 (5th in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: Aaron Brooks, IM Gi Yeong, Andrew Gagnon
KIA Tigers had a lot of ground to make up after a dreadful start to the season. After a tough series against Samsung Lions, they’ll have a bit of reprieve against SK Wyverns.
The Tigers are batting a .275 on the season so far, and have usually won in decidedly low-scoring affairs.
A war of attrition would be a bad play for KIA Tigers against SK Wyverns, who have shown the ability to at least worry teams in close innings.
SK Wyverns Team Notes
|Manager:||YOUM Kyoung Youb|
|Standing:||2-12-0 (10th in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: PARK Jong Hun, HA Jae Hoon, MOON Seung Won
SK Wyverns need to improve on some dreadful pitching so far this season.
They’ve been able to hit at a decent clip in recent games, scoring 19 runs in their last three matches during the week.
HAN Dong Min has been their most effective hitter this season. HAN is hitting at .347 with nine runs. His six home runs is good enough for top of the league.
WSN’s Pick: KIA Tigers def. SK Wyvrens
SK have mostly relied on their big hitters in tough situations and it has mostly not worked out for them. KIA Tigers are likely too strong fielding the ball to let SK stay in the game.
Kiwoom Heroes vs Lotte Giants 1:00 AM EST (Twitch)
|Kiwoom Heroes||Lotte Giants||Sportsbook||Available In|
|-220||+163||DraftKings||PA, IN, NJ, IA, WV|
Kiwoom Heroes and Lotte Giants take eachother on, both in hopes of climbing up the KBO rankings. Kiwoom heroes are just half a game behind second place LG. On the other side, Lotte Giants want to stay above .500 and maintain a place in the top five of the KBO.
A win for Kiwoom Heroes would bring them as high as second place in the KBO table.
A win for Lotte Giants could tie them in fifth place in the KBO table.
Kiwoom Heroes Team Notes
|Standing:||9-6-0 (3rd in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: KIM Jae Woong, Jake Brigham, OH Ju Won
Kiwoom are in the top of the KBO for a reason. They’ve got some fantastic hitters and they’ve shown real urgency whenever the ball is fielded.
Their tremendous pitching has made up for a number of low-scoring games due to their hitters, but it is of little issue to a team like Kiwoom.
With multiple players in the top six of all major pitching categories, Kiwoom Heroes will likely play the more conservative hitting game that has served them well all season.
Lotte Giants Team Notes
|Manager:||HER Mun Hoe|
|Standing:||7-7-0 (6th in KBO)|
Likely Pitchers: Dan Straily, CHOI Yeong Hwan, SEO Jun Won
Lotte Giants have some work to do. After a strong start to the season, a poor run of form finds them teetering on the bottom half of the KBO table.
Without a consistent threat at the mound outside of Dan Straily, Lotte Giants have struggled against strong hitting teams so far this season.
They’ve been average at bat so far this season. But have had more than their own fair share of high-scoring games. Lotte Giants just needs to contain the overall prowess of Kiwoom if they want to stay competitive.
WSN’s Pick: Lotte Giants def. Kiwoom Heroes
Lotte Giants lost their groove when they went on the road. With a series back in Sajik, where they are 3-2, they’ve certainly got the hitting ability to build on their strong home record.