KBO Predictions for Sunday, May 31 (Round 24)
The latest KBO series end on Sunday before the teams regroup and rest on Monday. We saw some surprising results on Saturday and it’s interesting to see how each side will respond.
I share my analysis and expectations in these KBO predictions. They don’t include odds or betting picks because the lines are not out yet. I believe that the following trusted baseball bookmakers will be among the first to release them.
Here’s a list of all games that are part of my KBO predictions post for Sunday.
- Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns
- KT Wiz Suwon vs. Kiwoom Heroes
- LG Twins vs. KIA Tigers
- Lotte Giants vs. Doosan Bears
- NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions
SK Wyverns to Beat Hanwha Eagles
The Wyverns registered a second consecutive victory over the Eagles and look much better than their opponent right now. Their batting has been the key to success and I expect more of the same on Sunday.
It’s obvious that Hanwha can’t stop SK at this point and scoring runs is an issue as well. The second game finished by the score of 9-3 and while I expect a closer match on Sunday, I still believe that the SK Wyverns will be on top again.
Kiwoom Heroes to Beat KT Wiz Suwon
I expected a win for KT Wiz Suwon in my KBO predictions for Saturday and the team surprised me in a negative way. The Heroes demolished their opponent by 14-3 with an inning to spare and looked miles better than Suwon.
That was enough to convince me that KT Wiz Suwon is competitive right now and I feel I have no other choice but to back the Kiwoom Heroes on Sunday.
LG Twins to Beat KIA Tigers
We already know that the KIA Tigers are capable of exploding at any given moment and we saw another episode like that on Saturday. The team scored seven runs in the fight inning that was enough to bring a surprising victory over LG.
The Twins have been the better side in the series for most of the time, so I believe they should be able to bounce back immediately on Sunday. Unless the Tigers have another insane burst, it should be a comfortable victory in favor of LG.
Lotte Giants to Beat Doosan Bears
The Lotte Giants kept the first game against Doosan close and the second was even closer. The score after the first nine innings was 4-4 and the teams required an extra one to decide the winner. The Bears held their nerves to steal the victory, but they were far from convincing once again.
I believe that the Giants deserve to win at least one match from the series and I’m backing them to do so on Sunday.
NC Dinos to Beat Samsung Lions
The Samsung Lions registered a second shocking win over the KBO leaders and this one was devastating. The underdogs beat the NC Dinos by 9-1 and simply broke their opponent in the last couple of innings. I’m not sure where did this performance come from, but it was much better from the Lions.
I still expect a response from the Dinos, though. They have been the best baseball team in South Korea, so they should be able to win at least one game against Samsung.