Tigers vs. Eagles Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 7/22/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: Kia Tigers vs. Hanwha Eagles
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium, Daejeon, South Korea
Odds: Kia Tigers -227, Hanwha Eagles +159, O/U 9.5
The Hanwha Eagles and the Kia Tigers meet again in the second game of three-game series of the KBO League at the Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium in Daejeon tomorrow.
Coming into this game, the Kia Tigers occupy the 4th position behind the NC Dinos, the Doosan Bears and the Kiwoom Heroes, with a 34-29 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.540, just 0.009 ahead of the LG Twins. The Kia Tigers took the first win of the series after thrashing the Hanwha Eagles by 10-2 in the opening game earlier today to end their two-game losing streak, recording their 6th win out of 10 previous games. In the game, Lee Chang-Jin and Han Seung-taek drove in 4 runs from 5 hits.
On offense, Lee Chang-Jin will hold the Kia Tigers’ center-field. The Outfielder has recorded a batting average of .360 and 5 RBIs, not forgetting that he drove in 2 runs from 3 hits in his last time out against the Hanwha Eagles. Yang Jong-hyun will start the game for the Kia Tigers. Yang is having an awful July, posting a 13.15 ERA and 2.46 WHIP through three outings. So far, he has sported 6.31 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and a 5-5 record.
On the other hand, the Hanwha Eagles are still struggling in the basement of the table with a 17-49 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.258. The Hanwha Eagles’ performance since the beginning of the league has been totally unimpressive. Coming into this game, the Eagles lost the 5th match in a row after suffering a whopping 10-2 defeat against the Kia Tigers. Also, the Hanwha Eagles suffered a three-game loss in their previous series against the LG Twins and, therefore, may not be coming off their losing streak anytime soon. In their last time out, Lee Yong-kyu and Jung Eun-won drove in one run each for the Eagles.
On offense, Lee Yong-kyu will hold the Hanwha Eagles’ center-field. Yong-kyu has recorded .274 batting average, 16 RBIs and one home run. Kim Min-woo will start the game for the Hanwha Eagles. Kim has an ERA of 4.55, 1.42 WHIP, and a 2-6 record.
In the last ten meeting between both sides, the Kia Tigers have recorded 8 wins, one draw and suffered a 4-1 loss, giving them the confidence to get past the Eagles easily. Also, the Hanwha Eagles’ pitching and offensive performance are below average. The hosts have recorded 5.56 ERA, 36 home-run hits, .238 batting average, 216 RBIs, and 225 runs scored from 520 hits. In comparison, the Kia Tigers is the best pitching team in the league, although their offensive performance is of average.
Out-Fielders are Lee Chang-Jin, Preston Tucker, Choi Hyung-woo, Yoo Min-sang and Na Ji-wan
In-Fielders are Park Chan-ho, Kim Gyu-seong and Na Joo-hwan
Pitcher: Yang Jong-hyun
Catcher: Han Seung-Taek
Out-Fielders are Lee Yong-kyu, Brandon Barnes, Ha Ju-suk, Lim Jong-chan and Choi Jin-haeng
In-Fielders are Jung Eun Won, Kim Tae-kyun and Oh Sun-jin
Pitcher: Kim Min-woo
Catcher: Lee Hae-chang
Predictions: Take Kia Tigers -227
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