The Korean Baseball Organization was able to get their full schedule off on Friday morning even with the threat of rain. However, the games were a great way to start the weekend series as most of the games were very competitive.
SSG Landers vs Samsung Lions, SSG -128 ; O/U 10.5
Landers is a team that has ended up losing in their last game. The loss for the Landers team came against the Lions by a 3-2 score. The loss dropped the Landers team to a record of 44-41-3. The win moved Samsung to a record of 49-39-1 on the year so far. SSG is coming to the game here hitting at a clip of .257 on the year with 118 homers. The pitching for the Landers team has posted a 4.86 team ERA on the season. The Lions are coming to the game here hitting at a clip of .272 and 86 homers. The Lions have posted a team ERA of 4.23 on the year so far. The Lions ended up getting the win in the last game, but it will be a stretch to see Choi Chae-heung contain the Landers offense here as he has a 2-6 record and a 5.90 ERA. The starter for Landers is Wilmer Font and he has been good with a 5-3 record and a 3.80 ERA Look for the Landers team to rely on the better starting pitching in this game to help lock down the win.
KBO Free Pick: SSG Landers -128
Kiwoom Heroes vs KIA Tigers, KIW -175 ; O/U 8.5
The Heroes are coming here after losing their last game to the Tigers on the under. In the game the final score ended up sitting at 3-2 in favor of the Tigers. The loss pushed Kiwoom to a record of 46-43-0. The Tigers for their part are sitting at a record of 35-44-3 on the year. The Heroes are hitting at a clip of .258 with a total of 57 homers. However, Kiwoom has ended up with a 4.10 ERA. The Tigers are hitting at a clip of .247 with only 37 homers. Pitching for the Tigers has ended up with a 5.16 ERA on the year. On the season the Heroes have struggled against KIA with a 3-6 record. However, the Heroes are putting quite a bit better starter on the mound who holds one of those wins and that is what makes the difference is the starting pitching from Eric Jokisch keeps the Tigers offense shut down in the game.
KBO Free Pick: Kiwoom Heroes -175