Dinos vs. Tigers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 6/17/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: NC Dinos vs. Kia Tigers
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Gwangju-Kia Champions Field, Gwangju, South Korea
Odds: NC Dinos -217, Kia Tigers +154; O/U 9.5
The Kia Tigers will host the NC Dinos again at the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field tomorrow in Game 2 of their three-game series in the KBO league.
The Kia Tigers occupy the 5th position on the league with a 20-17 record in the regular season with a winning percentage of 0.541, tied with the Kiwoom Heroes. The latter is sitting in the 4th position. In the first game of the series, the Kia Tigers defeated NC Dinos to record their third win out of five previous games. In the game, the Kia Tigers scored one run in the third inning, and 2 runs each in the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings to secure a 7-4 victory over the NC Dinos.
The NC Dinos, on the other hand, are sitting on top of the league table with a 26-10 record in the regular season, and coming into this game, the NC Dinos have 0.722 winning percentage. The NC Dinos have been up and down in six of their last previous games, recording only two wins. In their last time out, the NC Dinos were knocked off by the Kia Tigers in the series' first match. Although the NC Dinos recorded a 3-run early lead in the third inning of the game, the Kia Tigers held them off with multiple runs scored in the 6th to 8th innings of the game.
Aaron Altherr and Na Sung-Bum will lead the NC Dinos' offense. Aaron has 9 home run hits and 35 Runs Batted In, while Sung-Bum has 11 home run hits and 23 RBIs. The Kia Tigers' offense will be led by Preston Tucker, who has 10 home-run hits with 34 Runs Batted In, and Na Ji-Wan, who has 5 home runs and 23 Runs Batted In.
The starters for the game are Mike Wright, who has an ERA of 2.77 for the NC Dinos, and Lee Min-woo, who has an ERA of 5.15 for the Kia Tigers.
The Kia Tigers are confident of booking another win in the second series of the game. Additionally, the Kia Tigers have won six out of their previous seven meetings. The NC Dinos' offense has been solid, although their pitching staff needs to be more efficient to help them record a win. The Kia Tigers' previous wins are due to their extremely efficient offense, and they will be looking for the offense to book another win.
Out-Fielders are Kim Ho-Ryeong, Preston Tucker, Choi Hyung-woo and Na Ji-wan
In-Fielders are Park Chan-ho, Kim Joo-chan, Kim Gyu-seong and Na Joo-hwan
Pitcher: Lee Min-woo
Catcher: Han Seung-Taek
Out-Fielder : Kwon Hee-dong, Aaron Altherr, Lee Myung-gi, Na Sung-Bum and Kang Jin Sung.
In-Fielder: Park Min Woo, Kim Chan-hyung and Park Suk Min
Pitcher: Mike Wright
Catcher: Yang Eui-ji
Predictions: Take NC Dinos -217
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