The matchups of two evenly matched teams offensively in the KBO give us a lot of value in the KBO today with more experienced or dominate pitchers on the hill for these two teams:
Doosan Bears at NC Dinos : DB -160 ; O/U 12
The NC Dinos meet up with the Doosan Bears in what could potentially be a preview of a playoff series later in the year. The Dinos lost in extra innings last night to the Bears 10-12 but are still five games clear of the second-place Heroes. The Doosan Bears moved to 6 games back of the Dinos. These two teams are the best offenses in the KBO, the Bears holding a small advantage in batting average hitting .302 as a team on the season, scoring 6.08 runs per game. The Dinos come in hitting .292 as a team, scoring 6.36 runs per game.
The only mismatch in this contest is at starting pitcher. The Doosan Bears will have Raul Alcantara taking the mound who is 10-1 on the season with a 2.80 ERA and beat the Dinos early in the year, going 7 and a third and allowing 3 runs in a Bears win. Taking the hill for the Dinos is Choi Sung-young who is 1-1 on the season with a 5.21 ERA.
The Bears are able to take down the league-leading Dinos behind star pitcher Raul Alcantara.
FREE KBO Picks: Doosan Bears -160
Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants : KT -165 ; O/U 9.5
The Lotte Giants are fresh off of a 7-3 victory yesterday to improve their record to 34-35, while the Tigers fell to 38-31 on the season. The Tigers come in averaging 5.01 runs per game while posting a team batting average of .277. The Giants are batting at a clip of .275 and averaging 5 runs per game.
The Tigers have had a huge advantage over the Giants this season winning 7 of their nine matchups this season. But the Giants will like to build on their 7-3 victory yesterday. The Tigers will have Drew Gagnon who is 6-3 on the season and is posting a 3.53 ERA on the season; Gagnon has faced the Giants once this season going 6 scoreless innings allowing just two hits and striking out nine.
The Giants will send out Noh Kyung-eun who is 3-3 on the season but was beaten by the Tigers allowing 6 runs in five innings striking out just one.
The Tigers get the job done and avenge their loss from yesterday and continue their dominance over the Giants with a win here.
FREE KBO Pick: Kia Tigers -165