Bears vs. Heroes Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 7/1/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: Doosan Bears vs. Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome, Soeul, South Korea.
Odds: Doosan Bears +100, Kiwoom Heroes -133; O/U 10.5
The Kiwoom Heroes face the Doosan Bears tomorrow at the Gocheok Sky Dome in game 2 of the three-game series of the KBO League.
The Kiwoom Heroes are coming into this game in the 2nd position with a 31-18 record in the regular season and a 0.633 winning percentage. The Kiwoom Heroes have significantly improved and are just a win behind the NC Dinos. Coming into this game, the Kiwoom Heroes defeated the Doosan Bears in the first match of their series to record their 3rd win in a row. In the game, the Kiwoom Heroes scored 11 runs from 14 hits in the 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 7th innings of the game. Lee Ji-young and Park Dong-won had 7 RBIs and scored 2 runs, while Park Joon-tae and Seo Geon-chang scored 2 runs each for the Kiwoom Heroes.
Thee Kiwoom Heroes are an excellent pitching team. They have recorded 4.01 ERA and 45 home-run hits, which puts them in the 1st position. On offense, the Kiwoom Heroes have an average stat line. Sitting in the 7th position of batting stat, the Kiwoom Heroes have recorded 0.267 batting average, 262 RBIs, and 282 runs from 448 hits. Park Joon-tae will hold the Kiwoom Heroes' center field. Park has recorded a batting average of .179 and 4 RBIs.
The Doosan Bears are sitting in 4th position after conceding their former position to the Kiwoom Heroes. The Bears enter the match with a 28-20 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.583, tied with the LG Twins. The defending champions suffered a last time out 11-2 defeat to the Kiwoom Heroes in the first match of their three-game series at Gocheok. In the game, Jose Fernández and Oh Jae-il scored the two runs for the Doosan Bears.
The Doosan Bears are the best offensive team in the league but have a poor pitching performance. On offense, they have recorded 0.294 batting average, 278 RBIs, 295 runs from 504 hits. Sitting at the 8th position of pitching stat, the Doosan Bears have an ERA of 5.19 and 37 home runs. On offense, the Doosan Bears will be led by Jung Soo-bin. Jung has recorded a batting average of .263, one home run hit, and 19 RBIs. Also, Jose Fernández will be on the pitch for the Doosan Bears. Fernández has the league's best batting stat, recording a batting average of .381, 7 home run hits and 35 RBIs. He also has the second-best on-base percentage of 0.435.
The starters for the game are Lee Young-ha for the Doosan Bears and Han Hyun-hee for the Kiwoom Heroes. Lee has been struggling mightily this month and owns an inflated 7.84 ERA to go along with a 1.98 WHIP across four June starts and 20.2 innings. He has recorded a total ERA of 6.29 and 1-4 record in the regular season. Han has recorded 4.38 ERA for the team, alongside 3-2 record and 1.42 WHIP.
The Doosan Bears have impressive past records against the Kiwoom Heroes, recording 5 wins out of 7 previous games by at least 5 runs and two shutouts.
Out-Fielders are Park Kun-woo, Jung Soo-bin and Kim Jae-hwan
In-Fielders are José Fernandez, Choi Joo-hwan, Oh Jae-il, Hur Kyoung-min and Kwon Min-seok
Catcher: Park Se-hyuk
Pitcher: Lee Young-ha
Out-Fielders are Lee Jung-hoo, Park Joon-tae and Heo Jeong-hyeop
In-Fielders are Seo Keon-chang, Kim Ha Seong, Park Byung-ho, Kim Hye-sung and Jeon Byung-woo
Pitcher: Han Hyun-hee
Catcher: Park Dong-won
Predictions: Take Kiwoom Heroes -133
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