Lions vs. Heroes Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 7/7/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: Samsung Lions vs. Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea.
Odds: Samsung Lions -121, Kiwoom Heroes -112; O/U
Kiwoom Heroes will host the Samsung Lions in another three-game series of the KBO League at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
The Samsung Lions are sitting on the 6th position with a 29-25 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.537. The Samsung Lions have won an impressive 5 out of 6 previous games, extending their lead on the league table. A last time out loss to the LG Twins in the final game of their previous three-game series snapped the Lions of their 5-game winning streak. In the series, the LG Twins suffered a 9-7 and 7-6 humiliating defeat to the Samsung Lions in the first and second games. Still, the LG Twins recovered and won the final game by 3-7.
Park Hae-min will hold the Samsung Lions' center-field. The 30-year-old in-fielder has recorded a batting average of .291, 5 home run hits, and 16 Runs Batted In. David Buchanan will start the game for the Samsung Lions. Buchanan has settled in as the Lions' ace in 2020, as he's won six of his nine starts while he has recorded an impressive 2.70 ERA during his last 7 appearances. He has also given up eight runs on six innings in one start during the last stretch. In total, Buchanan has recorded 4.04 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and a 6-3 record in the regular season.
In contrast, the Kiwoom Heroes are sitting in the second position of a league table behind the NC Dinos with a 33-21 record in the regular season, and a winning percentage of 0.611 which is just 0.081 behind the NC Dinos. The Kiwoom Heroes have recorded a significant improvement in their general performance in the last three weeks, overtaking the LG Twins and the Doosan Bears on the league table. In their last series game, the Kiwoom Heroes lost two games to the KT Wiz Suwon, although they won the second game of the series. The Kiwoom Heroes recorded a narrow defeat in the first game of the series by 3-2 and 10-5 defeat in the final match of the series.
On offense, Park Joon-tae is a crucial player holding the Kiwoom Heroes' center-field. He has recorded .205 batting average and 5 RBIs. Kim Jae-Woong will start the game for the Kiwoom Heroes. Kim lost his first and only start for the Kiwoom Heroes this season, recording an ERA of 5.40, 0-1 record in the regular season, and 1.50 WHIP.
In the last 5 meetings between the two teams, the Samsung Lions have won 4 by at least 5 runs. Overall, the Kiwoom Heroes have recorded an ERA of 4.34, and 50 home run hits in 54 games, which puts them in the 3rd position of teams with best pitching stats behind the Samsung Lions and the Kia Tigers. The Kiwoom Heroes' have recorded an average offensive performance so far this season. They have recorded a 0.272 batting average and 293 total RBIs, which puts them in the 5th position. On the other hand, the Samsung Lions have a better pitching performance than the Kiwoom Heroes. However, their offensive performance is below average. They have recorded 4.32 ERA and 60 home run hits, which puts them in the 2nd position. On offense, the Samsung Lions have recorded a batting average of 0.265 and 733 RBIs, which puts them in the 8th position.
Out-Fielder: Kim Dong-yeop, Koo Ja-wook, and Park Hae-min
In-Fielders are Lee Won-soek, Lee Hak-Ju, Sang Su Kim and Lee Sung-Gyu
Catcher: Kang Min-ho
Pitcher: David Buchanan
Out-Fielders are Lee Jung-hoo, Park Joon-tae and Heo Jeong-hyeop
In-Fielders are Seo Keon-chang, Kim Ha Seong, Park Byung-ho, Kim Hye-sung and Jeon Byung-woo
Pitcher: Kim Jae-Woong
Catcher: Park Dong-won
Predictions: Take Kiwoom Heroes -112
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