Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants Betting Preview – KBO, Saturday, August 29, 2020

| August 28, 2020 7:54 am PDT

The Hanwha Eagles have certainly been the pleasant surprise of the KBO this week and the team’s offense just destroyed the Samsung Lions. It’s one of the better periods for the last-placed side and the Giants are next.

Normally, Lotte shouldn’t be too worried about this match, but you never know when the opponent is so hot. I share my thoughts on what we could expect from both sides in this Eagles vs. Giants preview. It also features the latest odds, my prediction, and a free betting pick.

Eagles vs. Giants Odds

Hanwha Eagles to win+240
Lotte Giants to win-320
Hanwha Eagles (+1.5)+140
Lotte Giants (-1.5)-170
Over 9.5-115
Under 9.5-115

I expected to see the Giants ahead in the estimation of the betting sites, but not by that much. I’m not sure that the game will be as one-sided as the sportsbooks expect and the value might be on the underdog here.

Hanwha Eagles Analysis

I believe this is one of the best weeks for the Eagles since the start of the 2020 KBO season. The team beat the LG Twins twice early on, then lost against the NC Dinos, but came back to dominate the Samsung Lions.

The first game finished with an 8-0 win for the Eagles and they were up 4-0 before the rain interrupted the second one on Friday. Either way, their offense is working well right now and they have been able to contain the opposition.

You would normally expect an optimistic view of the upcoming game under such circumstances, but I’m not convinced by Hanwha’s starting pitcher. Ee Whan Kim’s ERA of 5.86 and 1.81 WHIP suggest that he will be in a lot of trouble against the Giants.

The guy hasn’t played much, though, and his last showing against the LG Twins was more than decent.

Lotte Giants Analysis

The Lotte Giants are chasing the fifth place in the standings and a spot in the KBO playoffs which means that series against opponents like the Eagles must bring wins. The team failed to get anything from the Heroes earlier this week, but Kiwoom is on another level.

Lotte’s offense still looked fine and it should have a much easier time against the Eagles. On top of that, the Giants are sending in one of their better starting pitchers. Dan Straily’s stats are super impressive, as he stands on a 2.31 ERA and 1.05 WHIP across twelve starts.

He should be able to contain the opponent for the most part and provide breathing room for the offense of the Giants.

Eagles vs. Giants Prediction and Pick

I expect a win in favor of the Giants here, but the odds are just ridiculous and I can’t back Lotte under such circumstances. In fact, going for the Eagles might be the value bet here. I find it hard to trust Hanwha, though, so I believe that the over 9.5 runs is the best pick in this game.

Pick
  • Over 9.5
    -115
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