Doosan Bears vs. NC Dinos – KBO Finals, Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The NC Dinos showed us why they finished ahead of everybody else in the KBO regular season by starting the finals series with a win against the Doosan Bears. They will have the chance to open a solid 2-0 lead on Wednesday, but I’m sure that the reigning champions will do their best to avoid that.
It should be a cracking game and I share my thoughts on both sides in this Doosan Bears vs. NC Dinos betting preview. The post includes the latest odds and lines, fresh team news, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Bears vs. Dinos Odds
The Doosan Bears vs. NC Dinos odds of the top baseball betting sites clearly show the lack of a favorite in the second game of the series. That’s not a big surprise considering how motivated both teams looked in the opening clash.
Doosan Bears Analysis and Team News
I expected problems for the Doosan Bears in the first game and I was right. With all due respect to the rest of the league, but the NC Dinos are simply something else this year. They looked stronger for most of the game and yet, it was close at the end.
The defending champions went 4-0 down before finding three runs to put the opposition under pressure and that shows that the Bears won’t go down easily.
They are sending Chris Flexen as their starting pitcher for the second clash and he’s been solid recently. His stats show a 3.01 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP which makes him one of Doosan’s best players in this position.
He certainly can limit the opposition and keep his team in the game for long enough. If the offense is there to deliver, the Bears have a chance of winning this one.
NC Dinos Analysis and Team News
The NC Dinos were magnificent in the first four innings of game one to open a 4-0 lead, but then stumbled in the fifth and sixth. They quickly recovered to close the encounter and showed once again how resilient they can be.
I expect more of the same from the Dinos who have been extremely tough to beat all season long. The team will use the phenomenal Khan Chang-mo as a starting pitcher and that’s bad news for the Bears.
The youngster has nine wins and only one defeat in 2020 so far, posting a 1.74 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP. Chang-mo is full of confidence and the only question marks are related to his age and lack of experience at the highest level.
I don’t think he will crumble, though, especially if the offense finds some runs to relieve the pressure.
Bears vs. Dinos Betting Pick
NC Dinos to win-115
I believe that the NC Dinos should have the upper hand in the second game of the KBO Finals against the Doosan Bears. The team has the momentum from the opening win and is sending a pitcher who’s been unbelievable this year. The price of -115 for the top seed looks like a solid betting pick, in my opinion.