Less than a dozen games remain in the 144-game schedule of the Korean Baseball Organization regular season. Over the last 10 games, the NC Dinos have seen their lead of as many as nine games whittled down to just five. The Dinos have lost eight of the last 10 while the second-place LG Twins have won seven of the last ten and the third place Doosan Bears are one better winning eight of the last 10.
Lotte Giants at NC Dinos: NC -190 ; O/U 11.5
The NC Dino's host the Lotte Giants on Saturday in the second game of a three-game series. NC has struggled mightily of late having lost 7 of its last 10 after rallying to win on Friday over Lotte 6-5. The NC team batting average has dropped from first to second place and is .290 on the season and at the same time the team ERA has fallen to fifth at 4.52. NC will be facing a Lotte team that has the fourth-best league ERA at 4.52 and the Giants have moved up to fourth in team batting average at .279. NC continues to be led at the plate by Min Loo Park who is averaging .340 which is fifth in the KBO, while Sun Bum Na is third in home runs with 31 and Eui Ji Yang fourth in RBIs with 106. Lotte’s Ah Seop Son is leading the league with a.357 batting average. Lotte will bounce back with a win and add to woes of the Dinos with a victory on Saturday 6-3.
Free Betting Pick: Lotte Giants +165
Doosan Bears at Kiwoom Heroes: Kiwoom -120 ; O/U 10.5
The Doosan Bears are the hottest team in the KBO having won four of the last five and eight of the last 10 to move back into third place just one game behind the second place LG Twins and five games behind the first place NC Dinos. Doosan plays Kiwoom on Saturday in the second game of a three game set after losing the first game on Friday 7-4. The Bears will send Duk Joo Ham to the mound on Saturday and the left-hander is 5-1 with an ERA of 3.74. Kiwoom will counter with Seung Ho Lee who is 5-6 with an ERA of 5.37. This gives the Bears a distinct advantage on the mound. Doosan’s Jose Fernandez is fourth in the league in hitting with a batting average of .343 and Jae Hwan Kim is tied for third in RBIs with 107. Combined with the strong pitching of Ham and the hitting of Hernandez, Doosan defeats Kiwoom on Saturday 7-3.
Free Betting Pick: Doosan Bears -120