Dinos vs. Bears Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 5/19/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: NC Dinos vs. Doosan Bears
Location: Jasmil Baseball Stadium, Seoul, South Korea
Odds: NC Dinos -128, Doosan Bears -108; O/U 9.5
The third week of the Korean Baseball Organization League, 2020, continues in full swing as two of the most successful teams will be squaring it out on Tuesday. The 4th place holder will be taking on the table leader NC Dinos.
Having won an incredible ten league matches out of 11, the NC Dinos with a praiseworthy PCT of 0.909 looks to retain and extend their lead on the league table.
The NC Dinos, with a six-game winning streak, has emerged as the best contender of the KBO series title so far, running a 10-1 in the regular season, sweeping all their three games against the KT Wiz Suwon and SK Wyverns. The league table topper would have been running a flawless league victory but lost only one match to the third place holder, LG Twins, giving them an impressive winning percentage of 0.909.
NC Dinos' attack has not been offensive and brute as expected. NC managed to snatch the victory in three of their six recent league wins by a single run. The NCs also won two of their last six matches after scoring just two runs against SK Wyverns and KT Wiz Suwon previous week. The NC's ace pitcher, Koo Chang-mo, has been the only player in the league to prevent any runs scored after 14 pitchings and just two season start.
The defending champions of the series, Doosan Bears, have only been outclassed by the Dinos this season. Tied with LG Twins and Lotte Giants, the 4th place team is running on a 7-4 in the regular season. In their last three-game series match, the bears traded a 13-4 victory with the Kia Tigers before snatching the victory with a 6-4 win. In the win, Oh Jae-il and Jung had four hits ad five RBI while their foreign ace, Raul, allowed only one run and five hits in seven innings of work.
The Bears have scored six or more runs in five of their last six games with a powerful monstrous charge from Kim Jae-hwan and Jose Fernandez. Kim has a league RBI of 14, the second-most runs in the season, and Fernandez has a league-best of 0.479. The club's foreign ace, Christopher Flexen, and Raul Alcantara combined four wins and 28 strikeouts.
The Doosan Bears looks to extend their league win over the NC Dinos. They have potentially best attack, giving them an edge over NC Dino's fair pitchers.
Looking at their head-to-head, out of their last 16 meetings, the Bears took out 10 with only a draw, while the NC Dinos won six.
Out-Fielder: Park Kin Woo, Kim Jae Hwan and Jung Soo Bin
In-Fielder are Hur Kyoung-min, Kim Jae Ho, Choi Joo Hwan, Oh Jae-il and José Fernandez.
Catcher: Chung Sang-ho
Out-Fielder : Kwon Hee-dong and Lee Myung-gi
In-Fielder: Jin Hyuk, Lee Won Jae and Park Min-Woo
Pitcher: Drew Rucinski
Catcher: Yang Eui Ji
Predictions: Take Doosan Bears -108
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