Eagles vs. Twins Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 7/17/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins
Date: Friday, July 17, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Seoul, South Korea
Odds: Hanwha Eagles +218, LG Twins -322; O/U 9.5
The LG Twins will host the Hanwha Eagles tomorrow in another power-packed three-game series of the KBO League at the Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul.
The LG Twins are coming into the game in the sixth position with a terrible form. The hosts have won only one game in six of their previous games, which saw them slip from the second position weeks ago. The LG Twins suffered a last time out loss to the Lotte Giants in the final match of their previous series, which was also their second defeat in the series. So far, the LG Twins own a 31-29 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.516, tied with the Samsung Lions. In their previous series, the LG Twins suffered a 5-0 shutout loss in the first game but recovered and registered a 3-9 loss in game 2. However, the LG Twins recorded another loss after conceding a 15-10 defeat in the final game.
On offense, the LG Twins' Outfielder, Lee Chun-woong, will hold the team's center-field. Chun-woong has records .281 batting average, one home run, and 27 RBIs. Lim Gyu-chan will start the game for the LG Twins. Lim has given up at least three runs in four of his last six appearances, including four in back-to-back outings. He has sported 4.47 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and a 4-3 record.
On the other hand, the Hanwha Eagles occupy the basement of the table. They are just two-match win behind the SK Wyverns, who occupy the 9th position. A last time out loss to the KT Wiz Suwon snapped the Hanwha Eagles' chance of getting out of the basement but can possibly extend their lead if they win this series. Overall, the Hanwha Eagles have a 17-45 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.274. In their last series, the Hanwha Eagles recorded a woeful 7-2 and 4-1 defeat in opening and final game but won the second game by 7-3.
On offense, Lee Yong-kyu will occupy his regular spot at the center-field after a brief injury that held him out today. He has sported .286 batting average, one home run and 16 RBIs. Kim Jin-wook will start the game for the Hanwha Eagles. Jin-wook was included in the start having just 6.2 innings of experience in the KBO over the last two seasons, but he got the job done. He took Chad Bell's spot due to Bell's elbow injury, and, until further tests, it won't be clear whether Kim will remain in the rotation or not. He owns an ERA of 4.15 and a 1.62 WHIP.
The Hanwha Eagles have not won any of their previous seven meetings with the LG Twins. The LG Twins recorded two shutout victories and won the remaining 5 games by at least 7 runs. The Hanwha Eagles possess the worst offensive and pitching performance in the league. In comparison, the LG Twins' performances are of average.
Out-Fielder: Lee Chun-woong, Kim Hyun-soo, Hong Chang-gi and Baek Dong-hoon
In-Fielder are Roberto Ramos, Oh Ji-hwan, Jang Joon-won and Jung Ju-hyeon
Catcher: Yoo Kang-nam
Pitcher: Kim Chan-gyu
Out-Fielders are Lee Yong-kyu, Choi Jin-haeng, Lim Jong-chan and Kim Ji-soo
In-Fielders are Kim Tae-kyun, Jun Eun Won, Ha Ju-suk and Oh Sun-jin
Pitcher: Kim Jin-wook
Catcher: Choi Jae-hoon
Predictions: Take LG Twins -322
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