I might have jinxed the KBO games from the previous round, as we saw more rain and postponed fixtures on Friday. I take full responsibility, my sincerest apologies for that. I won’t speculate about the weather in the future, I promise!
My KBO predictions for Saturday go through every game that’s scheduled for August 8th. You won’t find any odds or betting picks here because the top baseball bookies haven’t released their prices at the moment I’m working on this post.
That might change by the time you’re reading it, so take a look at the best KBO betting sites for the latest odds.
My KBO predictions for Saturday include the following games.
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
The opener was postponed because of the rain, but I don’t think that changes the balance of the tie. KT Wiz is the much better team and the recent form of Suwon has been solid too. The squad is chasing a place in the KBO playoffs, so beating Hanwha is a must.
The Eagles have been the punching bag of the league with a record of 20 wins and 55 defeats so I expect a clean sweep for KT Wiz in the series.
Kiwoom Heroes to Beat LG Twins
The LG Twins looked great in the opener against Kiwoom, mostly because of their solid pitching. The team allowed only two runs which is not something you see every day when it comes to sides that face the Heroes.
It must be mentioned that Kiwoom’s three errors cost them dearly and I expect better from the Heroes in game two. They have the players to turn it around, so I believe that an immediate bounce back is on the cards.
Doosan Bears to beat Lotte Giants
The first five innings of game one saw no runs. That’s when the Doosan Bears drew first blood and build a healthy 4-0 lead, entering the eighth inning. The Giants didn’t tremble, though, and hit seven runs to capture the lead and never looked back by the end of the clash, winning by 8-4.
The Bears won’t be happy with that slip-up in the eight and we know their habit to win right after defeat this season. That’s why I’m backing Doosan in my KBO predictions for Saturday, August 8th.
NC Dinos to Beat KIA Tigers
The second postponed KBO game on Friday was between the Dinos and the Tigers. I expect a solid series by the NC Dinos and if the series goes through, the league leaders should be able to register two victories, starting from Saturday.
The team simply has so many ways to win, while the Tigers have to rely on one of their bursts on the batting end. We’ve seen them succeed before, but the Dinos are more consistent and that’s why I prefer to trust them.
Samsung Lions to Beat SK Wyverns
I expected a comfortable victory for the Samsung Lions in the opener and while the team did win, it wasn’t easy. SK displayed strong pitching for the first time in ages, limiting their opponents to only two runs and four hits.
Unfortunately for the Wyverns, Samsung was even better in that area and the game finished 2-0 for the favorite. I expect another victory for the Lions in the next clash because SK seems unable to produce a complete performance right now.