Here are today’s best KBO games for July 2nd:
Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers
The Kia Tigers beat the Hanwha Eagles yesterday 4-3 to improve their record 24-21 while the Eagles continued their losing skid to three games and dropped to a KBO’s worst 12-37 on the season.
Taking the mound for the Hanwha Eagles is Warwick Saupold who is 5-4 on the season with a 3.50 ERA and has won his last three starts, allowing just 9 total runs in 18 innings of work in his last three. For the Tigers Lee Min-woo will get the ball to start, he is 3-2 on the season with a 5.12 ERA on the season.
The Eagles are one of the worst offenses in the KBO, hitting just .243 as a team while and have the worst offense in the KBO with just 3.53 runs per game. The Tigers have been solid hitting .272 as a team and averaging 4.83 runs per game.
After a 4-3 game last night, a struggling offense combined with two decent pitchers and potentially bad conditons after a rainout on Tuesday? I like this game to go UNDER 9.
Lotte Giants vs NC Dinos
The Lotte Giants take on the KBO’s best Dinos. The Dinos and Giants have split the series so far with the Dinos winning 6-2 last night to improve their record on the season with a 33-15 record. The Giants loss dropped them below .500, falling to 23-24 on the season.
For the Dinos taking the mound will be Lee Jae-hak who is 3-3 on the season with a 5.60 ERA but has struggled having lost two straight and a no-decision where he made it just 4 ⅔ allowing 3 runs. The Lotte Giants have Dan Straily who records is 1-2 but posts a 2.43 ERA and is second the KBO in strikeouts with 65 on the year.
The DInos have the best team batting average with a .298 and averaging 6.43 runs per game. The Giants come in hitting .268 as a team while averaging 4.56 runs per game.
The Dinos are the premier team in the KBO leading the league, they are a favorite but I like the value they provide considering their impressive record and offensive and defense superiority. Lay the juice with the favorite, Dinos -130.