Bears vs. Giants Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 7/10/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants
Date: Friday, July 10, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium, Busan, South Korea
Odds: Doosan Bears -204, Lotte Giants +146; O/U 10.5
The Doosan Bears and the Lotte Giants will square off in another three-game series of the KBO tomorrow at the Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan. Like every other KBO game, there will be no in-person attendance.
The Doosan Bears occupy the third position behind the NC Dinos and the Kiwoom Heroes with a 33-23 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.589. The Doosan Bears recorded a last time out win against the LG Twins to record their third win in the previous five matches. In their previous series, the Doosan Bears thrashed the LG Twins in the first and final match of the series. Still, they suffered a disappointing 5-8 loss in the second game of the series.
On offense, Jung Soo-bin will hold the Doosan Bears’ center-field. With a batting average of .251, Soo-bin has recorded 19 RBIs and a home run. Chris Flexen will start the game for the Doosan Bears. Flexen has recorded an ERA of 4.18, 1.36 WHIP, and a 3-3 record in the regular season.
On the other hand, the Lotte Giants recorded a 5-3 win against the Hanwha Eagles in their last time out to record the second consecutive win and their third win in their last 5 games. The Lotte Giants occupy the 8th position with a 26-28 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.481, just 0.001 behind the KT Wiz Suwon. In their last series game, the Lotte Giants suffered a narrow 7-6 defeat to the bottom-placed Hanwha Eagles but recovered and won the second and final games of the series by 6-2 and 5-3.
Min Byung-hun will lead the Lotte Giants in the center-field. Byung-hun has recorded a batting average of .254, 10 RBIs and 2 home runs. Jun Won Seo will start the game for the Lotte Giants. Seo was removed from the Giant’s roster following his previous start. Still, Lotte reconsidered managing the 19-year-old’s workload ahead of the coming months. He has performed admirably considering his age and should remain a regular fixture in the rotation moving forward. He has recorded an impressive ERA of 3.95, 1.32 WHIP, and 4-1 record in the regular season.
In their last 7 meetings, the Doosan Bears recorded 5 wins by at least 5 runs. The Doosan Bears is still the best offensive team in the league with a .299 batting average, 319 RBIs, and scored 336 runs from 578 hits. Ranked 8th according to pitching performance, the Doosan Bears have recorded 5.18 and 41 home runs. In contrast, the Lotte Giants have recorded 4.69 ERA and 62 home runs in 52 games. On offense, the Lotte Giants have recorded .271 batting average, 233 RBIs, and they have scored 249 runs from 495 hits, which puts them in the 6th position.
Out-Fielders are Park Kun-woo, Jung Soo-bin and Kim Jae-hwan
In-Fielders are José Fernandez, Choi Joo-hwan, Kim Jae-Ho, Oh Jae-il, Hur Kyoung-min
Catcher: Park Se-hyuk
Pitcher: Chris Flexen
Out-Fielders are Son Ah-soep, Jung Hoon and Min Byung-hun
In-Fielders are Dixon Machado, Dong-hee Han, An Chi-hong, Lee Dae-ho and Jun-woo Jeon
Pitcher: Seo Jun-woo
Catcher: Kim Joon-tae
Predictions: Take Doosan Bears -204
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