As the Korean Baseball Organization regular season winds its way to an end, the NC Dinos continue to lead the 10-team league by five games over the second-place LG Twins. The Dinos will face the Twins on Saturday as they attempt to hold off a late surge by LG with just seven games remaining in the regular season. In another matchup on Saturday, the fifth place Doosan Bears host the seventh place Lotte Giants.
LG Twins at NC Dinos: NC -195 ; O/U 10.5
The NC Dino's look to bounce back from an 11-6 loss on Friday to the Hanwha Eagles with a victory on Saturday over LG. The Dinos have won just four of their last 10 but remain five games in front of the second place Twins. This season Min Woo Park has paced NC at the plate with a batting average of .344, which is fourth best in the KBO. Sung Bum Na is the leader for NC in home runs 31, which is fifth best in the KBO, while Eui Ji Yang has the third-best RBI total in the league with 112. With those kinds of stats at the plate it's not surprising that NC is second in the league in team batting average at .283. LG has surged up the standings thanks to the fourth best team batting average at .278 and the No. 1 team ERA of 4.39. Look for the Twins to handcuff the Dinos hitters on Saturday and pull to within four games of first place with an 8-2 victory.
Free Betting Pick: LG Twins +167
Lotte Giants at Doosan Bears: Doosan -280 ; O/U 8.5
The fifth-place Doosan Bears host the seventh place Lotte Giants on Saturday. Doosan is coming off a 6-2 loss at home on Friday to the Kiwoom Heroes, while Lotte shut out the SK Wyverns on Friday 3-0. Doosan has won six of its last 10 while Lotte has struggled of late losing seven of its last 10. Doosan has the best overall hitters in the KBO for average as the Bears lead the KBO in team batting average at .292 and the Bears have the third best team ERA at 4.42, which makes it surprising that Doosan is in fifth place and not higher in the standings with such solid hitting and pitching averages. Lotte has struggled on the mound, as the Giants have just the sixth best team ERA. Look for Doosan to bounce back at home on Saturday with big display of hitting at the plate and another solid pitching performance to beat Lotte 6-2
Free Betting Pick: Doosan Bears -280