Suwon vs. Dinos Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 7/18/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: KT Wiz Suwon vs. NC Dinos
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Changwon NC Park, Changwon, South Korea
Odds: KT Wiz Suwon +273, NC Dinos -434; O/U 10.5
The KBO League rolls into its weekend action as the KT Wiz Suwon face the NC Dinos in the second game of their series at the Changwon NC Park in Changwon.
The KT Wiz Suwon are coming into this game in the 7th position with a 31-1-30 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.508, 0.016 behind the LG Twins. The Suwons have maintained a stunning form as they have won 10 and drew one out of 14 previous games. In their last time out, the KT Wiz Suwon were held to their first draw of the season by first-placed NC Dinos in the first match of the series. The KT Wiz Suwon scored two runs in the 5th inning after conceding a run from the Dinos. However, both sides could not find a winning run even after an extra-inning was added.
On offense, Bae Jeong-dae will hold the Suwon’s center-field. Bae has recorded .324 batting average, 6 home runs, 30 RBIs, and 36 runs driven in. Jo Byung-wook will start the game for the KT Wiz Suwon. Jo had pitched at least five innings in each of his previous three appearances, including one as a reliever. He has also allowed three runs in three of those outings while posting a 5:5 K: BB since joining the rotation. He has recorded an ERA of 4.57 and 1.43 WHIP.
On the other hand, the NC Dinos remain on top of the league table, although their recent performance is quite unimpressive. So far, the Dinos owns a 40-2-19 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.672 ahead of the Doosan Bears and the Kiwoom Heroes. In their last time out, the NC Dinos recorded the second draw of the season, their 4th winless match in 5 previous outings. In the game, the NC Dinos scored a run in the 3rd, 5th, and 7th innings.
On offense, Aaron Altherr continues his appearance in the lineup, and he will hold the center-field. Altherr has recorded a batting average of .298, 56 RBIs, 16 home runs, and 45 total runs driven in. Koo Chang-mo will start the game for the NC Dinos. Chang-mo had been slumping in his past two starts after allowing six earned runs in 11 innings across that span, but he bounced back and has now given up one run or fewer in all but two of his starts in 2020. He has recorded an ERA of 1.48, 0.81 WHIP, and an 8-0 record.
In the last 7 meetings between both teams, the NC Dinos have recorded 5 wins, while the most recent one ended as a draw. The KT Wiz Suwon has a potent offensive prowess but an unimpressive pitching performance. In comparison, the NC Dinos’ offensive and pitching performance is fantastic, and they occupy the third position in both.
Out-Fielders are Kwon Hee-dong, Aaron Altherr, Na Sung-bum and Lee Myung-gi
In-Fielders are Park Min Woo, No Jin-hyuk, Mo Chang-min and Park Suk Min
Pitcher: Koo Chang-mo
Catcher: Yang Eui-ji
KT Wiz Suwon:
Out-Fielder: 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
Catcher: Jang Sung-woo
Pitcher: Jo Byung-wook
Predictions: Take NC Dinos -434
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