KBO Predictions for Friday, August 7 (Round 82)

| August 6, 2020 6:05 am PDT

We had a full set of KBO games on Thursday which doesn’t happen often nowadays. Let’s hope that the weather remains the same in the near future. The new series in the top baseball league of South Korea start on Friday and I cover them all in my KBO predictions.

You won’t find any odds here, only my analysis and projected outcomes for all fixtures. That’s because the leading baseball betting sites are yet to release their lines at the moment I’m writing this. They could be up when you’re reading the post, so feel free to take a look at our top-rated KBO sportsbooks.

And here are all games that are part of my KBO predictions for Friday.

  • KT Wiz Suwon vs. Hanwha Eagles
  • LG Twins vs. Kiwoom Heroes
  • Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears
  • NC Dinos vs. KIA Tigers
  • Samsung Lions vs. SK Wyverns

KT Wiz Suwon to Beat Hanwha Eagles

I was surprised by the Hanwha Eagles who looked competitive in large periods of their latest series versus the NC Dinos. The team even won one of the games, but I would say it was more of a fluke than anything else.

The last-placed side in the KBO standings remains a punching bag in most series and the high-flying Suwon should be able to register a clean sweep. KT Wiz has been one of the top teams in the country lately, so I’m going for the favorite in this clash. 

Kiwoom Heroes to Beat LG Twins

I believe this series will be really close. The Heroes managed to beat KT Wiz Suwon twice this week and have won seven of the last ten games. The only team with a better record over that period are the Twins who have eight.

And yet, LG just got demolished by the KIA Tigers and looked vulnerable. That gives me enough of a reason to go for the Heroes in the opener, but this is one of the toughest KBO games to predict on Friday.

Lotte Giants to Beat Doosan Bears

The Lotte Giants had another good series against the Wyverns this week, scoring a ton of runs and winning comfortably. That’s not that big of a deal considering the recent downfall of SK and it will be harder against Doosan for sure.

And yet, the Bears have just finished an exhausting matchup against the Lions. The Giants had an extra day of rest because of the rain on Wednesday, so they should be fresher for game one of the series. That’s enough for me to back them in the opener against Doosan.

NC Dinos to Beat KIA Tigers

The Dinos have been shaky recently and they had a ton of problems against various teams, including the last-placed Hanhwa Eagles. The good news is that NC now faces the KIA Tigers who have been far from their best too.

The series represents an excellent opportunity for the Dinos to start a strong winning run and extend their advantage at the top of the league. I believe that NC will grab the chance, starting the clash with a victory in the opening game.

Samsung Lions to Beat SK Wyverns

I’m not sure what happened with the SK Wyverns in the past ten days or so, but the team has allowed an absurd number of runs in every single game. The Samsung Lions certainly have the means to take full advantage of every opportunity and there will be plenty of chances.

I see no other option but to back the Lions in the opening game. The Wyverns simply can’t pitch right now and that has affected their overall performance. The team’s confidence is gone and Samsung should be able to win with ease.

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