Giants vs. Tigers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 6/4/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: Kia Tigers vs. Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Location: Gwangju-Kia Champions Field
Odds: Kia Tigers -217, Lotte Giants +154; O/U 8.5
The KBO's fifth-week league action rolls into the final game of its three-match series tomorrow as Lotte Giants will be battling with the Kia Tigers in Gwangju-Kia Champions Field in Gwangju. Like other games of the league, there will be no in-person attendance for the game.
Earlier today, the Kia swept the Lotte Giants for the second time in the three-game series. Kia Tigers, with 14-12 in the regular season, has recorded an overall 14 wins out of 26 league matches played. Coming into this game, the Gwangju stars sealed an impressive three wins out of their last five league matches played with a PCT slightly above 0.5, tied with the Kiwoom Heroes in the fifth place of the league table. The Tigers were able to score at least five runs in each of their last five matches.
Earlier this week, the Kia Tigers opened the series with a 7-2 victory over the struggling Giants. In the encounter, they knocked off the Lotte Giants with three runs scored in the sixth and seventh inning to record their first win. In the second match of the series, the Kia Tigers retain their lead in the series after a mind-blowing monstrous play from the Tigers. In the offense led by Preston Tucker, who had a home run and three RBIs, the Tigers eased past the Giants and took them down with an 11-2 win.
The Lotte Giants with 11-14 in the regular season have been struggling to improve their position on the league table, and have won 11 matches out of 25 league matches played. The eighth-placed team has lost six out of their last seven league games with a PCT slightly below 0.50, tied with the KT Wiz Suwon. The Giants' offense is really terrible, coupled with awful pitching issues, which led to most of their recent losses.
The Kia's offense will be led by Preston Tucker, who has six home runs in total and 25 Runs Batted In. Dixon Machado, with four home runs and 17 RBIs, will lead the Giants' offense. The starters for the game are Noh Kyung-Eun, having an ERA of 5.57 for the Giants, and Aaron Brooks, with an ERA of 3.23 for the Kia Tigers.
Although the Kia Tigers have not bee great at the pitching section, the homers have a great offense capable of holding off the Lotte Giants and retaining their lead. Also, the Kia Tigers have won each of their eight previous meetings with the Lotte Giants, which gives them enough confidence to bag a win.
Out-Fielders are Kim Ho-Ryeong, Preston Tucker, Choi Hyung-woo and Na Ji-wan
In-Fielders are Kim Sun-Bin, Yoo min Sang, Hwang Yoon-ho and Park Chan-ho
Pitcher: Aaron Brooks
Catcher: Han Seung-Taek
Out-Fielders are Min Byung-hun and Son Ah-soep
In-Fielder are Dixon Machado, Shin Bong-gi, Dong-hee Han, An Chi-hong, Lee Dae-ho and Jun-woo Jeon
Pitcher: Noh Kyung-Eun
Catcher: Jung Bo-Geun
Predictions: Take Kia Tigers -217
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