The Korean Baseball Organization regular season continues on Wednesday with great matchups between two teams chasing the first place NC Dinos and one team attempting to battling its way out of the basement.
Doosan Bears vs Kiwoon Heroes: KH -130 ; O/U 10.5
The Kiwoom Heroes are on a roll having won three straight and 10 of their last 11 to pass the Doosan Bears in the standings and move into second place just three games behind the first place NC Dinos after routing the Bears in the opening game of this series on Tuesday 11-2. The Heroes will send right-hander Hyun Hee Han to the mound who allowed two runs in a no-decision his last time out and is 3-2 with an ERA of 4.38. Doosan sends Young Ha Lee to the mound. Lee is 1-4 with an ERA of 6.29 and suffered a loss in his last outing after control problems with three walks in just 5 ⅓ innings. Doosan leads the KBO in team batting average at .296, but Kiwoom is the league leader in ERA at 4.05 and Doosan is eighth at 5.00. Take Kiwoom in a close game 5-3
Our Pick: Kiwoom Heroes -130
Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers: KT -250 ; O/U 9.5
The Hanwha Eagles visit the Kia Tigers on Wednesday for the first game of their series after the two were rained out on Tuesday. The Eagles are the cellar-dwellers in the KBO at 12-36 and 21 games behind first place having lost seven of their last 10. Kia is in fifth place at 24-21 but has lost two straight and split its last 10 games. This matchup will be high scoring as the Eagles will send Shi Hwan Jang to the mound who is 1-4 with an ERA of 6.21. Kia will counter with Ki Young Im who is 4-3 with an ERA of 2.91. Kia’s Preston Tucker is fourth in RBIs in the KBO with 40, has a ,324 batting average and will tee off on Jang. Hyoung Woo Choi is the second leading batter for the Tigers with a .311 batting average and 31 RBIs. The OVER looks solid in this matchup of worst versus mediocre.
Our Pick: OVER 9.5