The NC Dinos are beginning to pull away from the rest of the KBO, while the middle of the pack teams battle against one another in an attempt to move up in the standings as the season heads toward July. These are just a few of the highlights on a busy day of baseball in the KBO.
Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants: LG -165 ; O/U 9
The Kia Tigers look to move up the standings in the Korean Baseball Organization when they visit the Lotte Giants on Wednesday in the second game of a three-game series between the two. Kia lost to Lotte 4-3 on Tuesday and fell to 23-19 overall, while Lotte improved to 21-21. Preston Tucker continues to be the hot bat for Kia with 11 home runs and a KBO-leading 40 RBIs. Min Woo Lee is scheduled to start on the mound for Kia. The right-hander is 3-2 with an ERA of 5.18. Opposing Lee will be Dan Straily for the Giants. The right-hander is 1-2 with an ERA of 2.12. Straily leads the KBO in strikeouts with 62 and will shut down the Tigers on Wednesday.
Our Pick: Lotte Giants -165
NC Dinos vs KT Wiz: NC -160 ; O/U 10.5
The NC Dinos visit the KT Wiz on Wednesday for the second game of their current three-game series. NC improved to 29-12 overall following its 4-3 victory over the Wiz on Tuesday. Timely hitting and solid pitching from starter Drew Rucinski and two relievers led the Dinos to the victory. The Dinos have become the dominant force of the KBO opening a four-game leading atop the standings. Jin Sung Kang is leading the league in batting with an average of.412 and Sung Bum Na is third in home runs with 12 while Aaron Altherr is third in RBIs with 37. The NC pitching staff includes Chang Mo Koo who has a league-leading 0.82 earned run average and Koo and Rucinski are second and third in the league in strikeouts with 61 and 49 respectively. NC will knock around KT starter Min Soo Kim, who has an ERA of 8.06, on Wednesday.
Our Pick: NC Dinos -165
Parlay NCD -165 & LG -165 for KBO Hump Day