Giants vs. Dinos Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 6/30/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: Lotte Giants vs. NC Dinos
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Changwon NC Park, Changwon, South Korea
Odds: Lotte Giants +209, NC Dinos -312; O/U 10.5
The NC Dinos will host the Lotte Giants tomorrow in another power-packed three-game series of the KBO League at the Changwon NC Park in Changwon.
The Lotte Giants occupy the 7th position of the league table with a 22-23 record in the regular season, and a winning percentage of 0.489. The Lotte Giants are coming into this match with a last time out series defeat to the Samsung Lions. Although the Samsung Lions won the first two matches by 6-4 and 6-1, the Lotte Giants recovered and won the final match of the series to record their 3rd win out of 9 previous games. In their last match, the Samsung Lions secured an early lead in the 1st inning. However, the Lotte Giants snapped their lead and scored 7 runs out of 10 hits in just 3 innings to record a 7-3 win over the Samsung Lions. The Lotte Giants' offense will be led by Min Byung-hun. Min has a batting average of .246 and 9 Runs Batted In.
The Lotte Giants' have an average pitching performance and offense power. On offense, the Lotte Giants have recorded a batting average of .268, which puts them in the 5th position. They have also scored 207 runs from 420 hits and 193 total RBIs. Ranked 5th based on pitching performance, the Lotte Giants have recorded an ERA of 4.58 and 48 home run hits.
In contrast, the NC Dinos are still sitting undisturbed on top of the league with a 32-14 record in the regular season with a 0.696 winning percentage. In their last series, the NC Dinos won the first game by 9-3 but suffered a disappointing defeat in the second match of the series. Eventually, the NC Dinos secured a shutout victory against the Doosan Bears in the final game of the series to record their 5th win out of 7 previous games. In the game, the NC Dinos scored 3 runs in the 5th inning, and one run each in the 7th and 8th innings. Park Min-woo scored 2 runs from 3 hits while Kwon Hee-dong recorded 3 RBIs and scored 1 run from 1 hit. Aaron Altherr will lead the NC Dinos offense. Aaron struggled at the plate last week, but he has gotten back on track over the last couple of days. He continues to find himself among the league leaders in many major categories, including home runs, RBI, and stolen bases
The NC Dinos are an excellent pitching team, although they have an average offense power. The NC Dinos have recorded a batting average of 0.294, scored 298 runs from 476 total hits, and 288 RBIs, which puts them in the 2nd place behind the Doosan Bears. Also, the NC Dinos have a total ERA of 4.61 and 48 home runs.
Mike Wright will start the game for the NC Dinos. Wright's 4.1 BB/9 remains less than desirable. Still, his ability to make bats miss at a decent clip and avoid significant trouble with the long ball has generally made him a dependable arm for the Dinos in his first KBO season. He has an ERA of 3.60 and a 6-2 record in the regular season. In contrast, Kim Dae-woo is scheduled to start the series for the Lotte Giants. Kim will enter the Giants' rotation as a replacement for Kyung Eun Noh, who was placed on the 10-day injured list. Since Kim has pitched exclusively in relief this season and has covered no more than two innings in any of his 14 appearances, he'll likely be held to a strict pitch limit in his first start. He has an ERA of 4.60 and recorded a 0-1 in the regular season.
The Lotte Giants have impressive meeting records against the NC Dinos. The Lotte Giants have won all of their 3 last meetings, winning 2 of them by at least 8 innings. Also, they have won 4 out of 6 previous games against the NC Dinos.
Out-Fielders are Son Ah-soep, Jung Hoon and Min Byung-hun
In-Fielders are Dixon Machado, Dong-hee Han, An Chi-hong, Lee Dae-ho, Jun-woo Jeon and
Pitcher: Kim Dae-woo
Catcher: Jung Bo-Geun
Out-Fielders are Kwon Hee-dong, Aaron Altherr, Na Sung-Bum, Kang Jin Sung and Kim Sung-wook
In-Fielders are Park Min Woo, No Jin-hyuk and Park Suk Min
Pitcher: Mike Wright
Catcher: Yang Eui-ji
Predictions: Take NC Dinos -312
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