Tigers vs. Heroes Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 6/26/20
League: Korean Baseball Organization League 2020
Match: Kia Tigers vs. Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Friday, June 26, 2020 at 05:30 ET
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea
Odds: Kia Tigers -120, Kiwoom Heroes -114; O/U 9.5
The Kia Tigers and the Kiwoom Heroes will duke it out at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul tomorrow in another three-game series of the KBO League.
The Kia Tigers occupy the 5th position with a 23-19 record in the regular season and a winning percentage of 0.548. Coming into this match, the Kia Tigers lost the first match of their previous series to record their second defeat in a row, while the remaining two matches of the series have been postponed. Also, the Kia Tigers have recorded 4 wins in 6 previous matches. In their last time out, Kia Tigers suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat to the Lotte Giants.
Key players leading Kia Tigers' offense is Kim Ho-Ryung. Kim has a batting average of .328, 3 home run hits and 9 RBIs for the Kia Tigers.
In contrast, the Kiwoom Heroes are sitting at the second position of the league table, just 2-match win behind the NC Dinos. The Kiwoom Heroes have recorded 28 wins and 17 losses, running a 0.622 winning percentage. In their last series games, the Kiwoom Heroes knocked out the LG Twins to record their 8th win in a row. In their last time out, the Kiwoom Heroes recorded an 8-5 win over LG Twins in the final match of the series after defeating them by 8-3 and 5-2 in the first two matches of the series.
Park Joon-tae will lead Kiwoom Heroes center-field. He has recorded a .174 batting average and 4 RBIs this season.
Drew Gagnon will start the game for the Kia Tigers. He sports a 3.94 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 3-3 record in the regular season, and 49 strikeouts in 45.2 innings this season, but has a 5.24 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over his last four starts. Jo Young-gun will start the game for the Kiwoom Heroes. Young-gun is yet to allow more than three earned runs in a single game. Still, he won't have much value if he is essentially pitching as an opener instead of as a regular starter. He has recorded 4.70 ERA, 7 strikeouts, and 1-0 record in the regular season.
The Kiwoom Heroes have recorded 3 wins out of 5 previous meetings with the Kia Tigers, winning two by at least 11 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes is the league's best pitching team with an ERA of 4.15 and 42 home runs hits. On offense, the Kiwoom Heroes have recorded 0.266 batting average, 410 total hits, 262 runs, and 244 RBIs. On the other hand, the Kia Tigers have the second-best pitching stat, recording 4.25 ERA and 27 home run hits. On offense, the Kia Tigers has recorded a batting average of 0.278, 395 hits, and 210 runs scored, which puts them in the 5th position.
Out-Fielders are Kim Ho-Ryeong, Preston Tucker, Choi Hyung-woo, Yoo Min-sang and Na Ji-wan
In-Fielders are Park Chan-ho, Kim Sun-bin and Na Joo-hwan
Pitcher: Drew Gagnon
Catcher: Han Seung-Taek
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: Jo Young-gun
Catcher: Park Dong-won
Predictions: Take Kiwoom Heroes -114
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