KBO Predictions and Analysis – Thursday, May 27 (2021)

| May 26, 2021 9:30 am PDT

We saw another entertaining batch of South Korean baseball games in the previous round. There was late drama, twists, strong individual performances, and errors all across the board.

I expect more of the same on Thursday, as you can see in my KBO predictions for May 27. Here’s a full list of the games that I cover, and feel free to check our guide to betting on South Korean baseball for more help with your picks.

  • Hanwha Eagles vs. Doosan Bears
  • LG Twins vs. Lotte Giants
  • SSG Landers vs. KT Wiz Suwon
  • Samsung Lions vs. NC Dinos
  • Kiwoom Heroes vs. Kia Tigers

Doosan Bears to Beat Hanwha Eagles

I expected a win for Doosan in the previous round, and the Bears didn’t disappoint. Their offense turned up big time to open a huge lead in the middle of the game, and the Eagles didn’t stand a chance.

Their defense should benefit from the start of Kim Min-woo, who has a 5-2 record this season, including a win over the Bears. And yet, the bullpen is not that strong, and the opposition has a much better offense.

On top of that, Doosan’s own starting pitcher Gwak Been has shown strong potential. The youngster’s confidence seems to be growing, and I trust him to perform against one of the weaker sides in the league.

It certainly will be closer than game one, but I prefer the Bears in my KBO Predictions for May 27.

LG Twins to Beat Lotte Giants

The opening game between the Twins and the Giants was close, but Lotte’s struggling bullpen allowed two runs in the last inning, which was enough for the opposition.

I believe that the Twins should have the upper hand on Thursday, too, thanks to their superior starting pitcher.

Jeong Chan-heon is expected to get the nod for LG, and he’s been solid in 2021, while Enderson Franco should begin for the Giants. The Venezuelan has failed to live up to the expectations so far by allowing plenty of runs in his first four games.

The Twins should be able to keep the Giants at bay for most of the game, and that’s enough for me to pick them.

KT Wiz Suwon to Beat SSG Landers

The first clash between KT Wiz and the Landers was one of the best since the start of the KBO season. Suwon hit for three runs to build a decent league in the seventh inning, but the KBO leaders came back with four of their own in the eight.

The game required three extra innings before the Landers hit hard to win it. SSG’s stubbornness has been remarkable, and the team really deserves admiration.

And yet, KT Wiz has the advantage in terms of starting pitchers on Thursday and should be able to bounce back immediately.

Samsung Lions to Beat NC Dinos

The Samsung Lions had a storming start in the previous round and destroyed the NC Dinos. The reigning champions looked lost, and their offense failed to find many opportunities to score.

I’m afraid we’ll see more of the same in the upcoming clash because Won Tae-in is next in Samsung’s rotation. The pitcher has six wins in 2021 already and excellent stats.

He should limit the Dinos and support his offense that’s about to face Wes Parsons. The American had some problems so far this season, and I believe that the Lions might cause more trouble on Thursday, so I prefer them for my KBO predictions.

Kiwoom Heroes to Beat Kia Tigers

I was shocked that the Tigers beat the in-form Heroes on Wednesday, but that simply shows how unpredictable South Korean baseball is.

I don’t think that Kia has a big chance of winning again, though, especially after checking the team news for this match.

The Heroes will be sending Jake Brigham on Thursday, and the guy is yet to concede a run after almost 13 innings. I don’t see how the Tigers could trouble him, while their own pitcher is not on the same level, and the Heroes should have a lot of fun in the upcoming clash.

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