KBO Predictions and Analysis – Wednesday, June 23 (2021)

| June 22, 2021 10:11 am PDT

This week of action in South Korean baseball started with two huge surprises, and the same series continues on Wednesday.

Some teams will be desperate to bounce back after getting humiliated in the previous round, and I share my expectations about their chances in my KBO predictions for June 23.

Here’s a full list of games I cover in this post.

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

Samsung Lions to Beat Hanwha Eagles

The Samsung Lions were one of the few favorites that got the job done, and they did it with a bang. David Buchanan held the Eagles while the offense punched hard, leading to a convincing 9-0 victory.

The second game should be tougher for the Lions because they are expected to start one of their most inconsistent pitchers. However, the good news for the team is that Hanwha’s pick for Wednesday’s encounter has been even worse in 2021.

This game might be a massacre, and I would be looking at the totals line when it comes to KBO betting on the next round. As for the potential winner of this clash, I believe that the Lions have the stronger offense, which should be enough to secure a positive result.

KT Wiz Suwon to Beat Kia Tigers

KT Wiz Suwon is another top squad that delivered a fine performance on Tuesday. The team did enough to beat the Tigers in a slightly tighter game than I expected, but the next one should be way easier for the favorite.

Suwon’s starting pitcher is way better, and it’s hard to see how the struggling Tigers offense can handle the situation.

Kia sits last in the table in terms of runs scored, and the team should be easy to handle for a guy like Ko Young-Pyo, who has six victories already and solid stats.

The H2H stats are also firmly in Suwon’s favor with six wins from seven meetings in 2021, so I prefer to back KT Wiz in my KBO predictions for Wednesday.

SSG Landers to Beat LG Twins

The SSG Landers got humiliated by their opponents on Tuesday, and I didn’t see this one coming. Their defense collapsed completely and allowed 14 runs.

Scoring so much is not too common for the Twins, and I was impressed by the KBO leaders. And yet, I believe that their opponents can instantly avenge this loss on Wednesday.

Both sides are sending comparable starting pitchers, but the extra motivation from yesterday’s defeat should help the Landers bounce back immediately.

They also have a positive record against the Twins in 2021, so they know how to beat them.

NC Dinos to Beat Lotte Giants

The Lotte Giants had a good chance of beating the reigning champions on Tuesday, but they failed to deliver, and I expect another defeat for them in the next round.

Drew Rucinski is expected to start for the NC Dinos, and he’s one of the best pitchers in the entire KBO.

I don’t expect the Giants to score many runs, and keeping one of the strongest offensive squads in the league at bay when you’re about to start a pitcher with a 7.57 ERA is unlikely.

All arguments favor the Dinos, and I don’t have another choice but to back them in my KBO predictions for June 23.

Doosan Bears to Beat Kiwoom Heroes

The Doosan Bears had a strong start in the previous game against the Heroes. They built a 5-0 early lead, and despite some shaky moments, they won the clash rather comfortably.

I’m sure that the Bears will enter the next encounter full of confidence because they are about to start one of the few unbeaten pitchers left in the league.

Choi Won-Joon has seven wins from the same number of starts so far, while the Heroes will use Choi Won-Tae, who’s been somewhat inconsistent.

If you add Doosan’s stronger offense to the equation, another win for the Bears makes the most sense here.

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