Suwon vs. Tigers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 7/9/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: KT Wiz Suwon vs. Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field, Gwangju, South Korea
Odds: KT Wiz Suwon +116, Kia Tigers -161; O/U 9.5
The Kia Tigers and the KT Wiz Suwon square off tomorrow in the final game of three-game series of the KBO League at the Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju.
The Kia Tigers occupy the 6th position of the league table with a 27-25 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.519, just 0.028 ahead of the KT Wiz Suwon. In their last time out, the Kia Tigers suffered another defeat in the second game of their three-game series to record their 4th loss in a row after losing their three-game winning streak to the NC Dinos in their previous series. In the game, the Kia Tigers got an early lead in the first inning, but the Suwons finally snapped their lead to record a 7-4 win over the Kia Tigers. Preston Tucker and Na Ji-wan recorded 3 hits, 3 runs, and 3 RBIs while Lee Chang-jin scored a run from two hits.
Lee Chang-jin will hold the Kia Tigers’ center-field. The 29-year-old missed the first two months of 2020 with a troubling disc issue but returned and leadoff against the Wiz on Tuesday. He has sported .300 batting average. Drew Gagnon will start the game for the Kia Tigers. The right-hander has sported 3.77 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and a 5-3 record in the regular season.
On the other hand, the KT Wiz Suwon recorded their third win in a row after thrashing the Kia Tigers in game 2. The Suwons are coming into this match in the 7th position with a 27-28 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.491. In their previous game, the KT Wiz Suwon scored 7 runs from 9 hits and defeated the Kia Tigers by 7-4. Jang Sung-woo and Sim Woo-jun scores 3 runs from 3 hits and sported 3 RBIs together.
On offense, Bae Jeong-dae will lead hold the KT Wiz Suwon. Bae has only six home runs on the season, but half of that total has come in the Wiz’s last five games. So far this season, Bae has recorded .335 batting average, 6 home run hits, and 27 RBIs. Jo Byung-wook will start the game for the KT Wiz Suwon. Jo has been switching between the rotation and the bullpen this season. He has recorded a 4.08 ERA with a 1.30 WHIP in his first four appearances. He should continue as a swingman for most of the season. Since Min Kim is on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder injury and Hyeong Jun So was dropped from the roster last week, Jo Byung-wook has a chance to stick as a starter.
The KT Wiz Suwon has recorded 5 wins out of their previous 7 meetings with the Kia Tigers. One of the Kia Tigers’ win saw them record an incredible 10-run shutout. The Kia Tigers have recorded the best pitching performance in the league, although their offensive performance is below average. So far this season, the Kia Tigers have recorded 4.24 ERA and 36 home runs. On offense, the Kia Tigers have recorded a batting average of 0.271 and 238 RBIs. They have also scored 247 runs from 465 hits in 51 games.
In contrast, the KT Wiz Suwon’s pitching performance is quite impressive. They have recorded 0.297 batting average, 295 RBIs, and they have scored 317 runs from 572 hits in 54 games. On offense, the KT Wiz Suwon has recorded 5.41 ERA and 57 home runs, which put them in the 9th position.
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
Out-Fielders are Preston Tucker, Choi Hyung-woo, Yoo Min-sang, Lee Chang-jin and Na Ji-wan
In-Fielders are Park Chan-ho, Kim Gyu-seong and Na Joo-hwan
Pitcher: Drew Gagnon
Catcher: Han Seung-Taek
Predictions: Take KT Wiz Suwon +116
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