Dinos vs. Wiz Suwon Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 6/23/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: NC Dinos vs. THE KT Wiz Suwon
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Suwon Baseball Stadium, Suwon, South Korea
Odds: NC Dinos -169, KT Wiz Suwon +122; O/U 9.5
The KT Wiz Suwon hosts the NC Dinos at the Suwon Baseball Stadium in Suwon as the KBO league rolls into another week of action on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
The KT Wiz Suwon is occupying the 8th position with an 18-23 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.439. The last time out series win saw the Suwons to their 5th match wins out of 6 previous matches. In their last series games, the KT Wiz Suwon recorded a double lucky victory over the Lotte Giants but suffered a humiliating 8-0 shutout in the second match of the series.
The NC Dinos come into this game in the top position with a 28-12 record and a 0.700 winning percentage. Despite their brilliant performance at the start of the season, the NC Dinos has been up and down in their recent league actions, recording only 2 wins out of 5 previous league matches. A last time out series win against bottom-placed Hanwha Eagles saw the NC Dinos three wins ahead of LG Twins and Doosan Bears, who has 25 wins. In their previous series game, the NC Dinos won the first and the series finale by 3-1 and 9-7. Still, they recorded an unlucky 4-3 second match loss to the Hanwha Eagles.
The starter for the NC Dinos is Drew Rucinski, who has an ERA of 2.51, 4th in the league, and a 4-1 record. He also has the league third-highest strikeout of 49. In contrast, Odrisamer Despaigne will get the start for the KT Wiz Suwon. Despaigne has an ERA of 4.33 and a 3-3 record, ranked the 20th in the league.
The NC Dinos is the league's 4th best pitching team with a total ERA of 4.40, 348 hits, and 43 home run hits. The NC Dinos is the best offensive team in the league, with a total of 259 Runs Batted In, 424 hits, and 268 runs scored. Key players on the NC Dinos' offense are Aaron Alther and Na Sung-bum. Aaron Altherr's three-run blast in the seventh inning helped give the NC pitching staff some much-needed cushion in the series finale against Hanwha Eagles. Aaron now has 37 RBIs and 9 home run hits. Na Sung-bum had a productive series against the Hanwha Eagles in their last series, going for a collective three doubles, one home run, four runs, and 2 RBIs in the three-game series. In their last seven games, Sung-bum recorded five hits and struck out 15 times for the Dinos.
The KT Wiz Suwon, on the other hand, has a total of 5.88 ERA, 420 hits, and 47 home run hits, placing them in the basement of the pitching stat. Ranked the 5th best offensive team, the Suwons has a total RBI of 216, 426 hits, and 230 runs scored. Key player on the KT Wiz Suwon's offense is Bae Jeong-dae, who has 20 RBIs and 2 home run hits.
In five of their previous league games, the NC Dinos were able to secure 4 wins. They should be able to extend the win since they have a perfect offense and elite pitching staff.
Out-Fielders are Kwon Hee-dong, Aaron Altherr, Lee Myung-gi, Na Sung-Bum and Kang Jin Sung.
In-Fielders are Park Min Woo, No Jin-hyuk and Park Suk Min
Pitcher: Drew Rucinski
Catcher: Kim Tae-goon
KT Wiz Suwon:
Out-Fielders are Jo Yong-ho, Kang Baek-ho, Mel Rojas, Yoo Han-joon and Bae Jeong-dae.
In-Fielders are Sim Woo-Jun, Park Kyung-soo and Hwang Jae-gyun
Pitcher: Odrisamer Despaigne
Catcher: Jang Sung-woo
Predictions: Take NC Dinos -169
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