Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins – KBO Playoffs, Thursday, November 5, 2020
The Doosan Bears opened the series against the LG Twins with a victory on Wednesday, as I expected. The reigning champions will have the chance to close the clash with another one on Thursday and I’m sure that their opponents won’t go down without a fight.
I share my thoughts on the second fixture in this Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins betting preview. The post includes the latest odds and lines, team news, analysis of both sides, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Twins vs. Bears Odds
The Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins odds above are courtesy of BetOnline, one of my favorite betting sites for baseball. The sportsbook covers all KBO games and the odds are consistently better than the competition.
Doosan Bears Team Analysis
I was impressed by the Doosan Bears in the opening clash and the team was close to perfect. Chris Flexen completely contained the opposition and the bullpen successfully finished the job he started.
The offense was far from spectacular, but it delivered two early runs and four in total which was more than enough to take the victory.
It’s hard to expect anything different on Thursday when you take a look at the projected starting pitchers. The Bears are unleashing Raul Alcantara who has 19 victories in 2020 so far on some insane stats.
This has been the guy that the defending champions called upon every time they needed a victory this season, and he has been outstanding. Alcantara should be able to provide his team with the same boost that Flexen brought in the opener, so a couple of runs might be enough to win once again.
LG Twins Team Analysis
The decision to send a teenage pitcher fired back for the Twins who got 2-0 down in the opening inning of the first game and never managed to recover. The struggling offense has been an issue and the side simply can’t afford to play from behind.
LG’s decision to start Tyler Wilson for game two is questionable as well. The pitcher has the experience, but his performance during the KBO regular season was far from flawless.
Wilson has a 4.42 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP, so it’s hard to expect a good performance against a potent team like the Bears. The offense must show up and support him, or the Twins are doomed in Thursday’s clash.
Bears vs. Twins Betting Pick
I see no reason for a major change in the flow and outcome of the second game between the Doosan Bears and the LG Twins. Raul Alcantara will suffocate the opposition and the champions will find at least several runs, and that should be enough. The price of +120 for them to cover the -1.5 handicap looks great and that’s my final betting pick.
Doosan Bears (-1.5)+120