KBO Predictions and Analysis – Tuesday, April 20 (2021)
The KBO regular season continues this week, and the best teams in South Korean baseball will return for more action on Tuesday, April 20.
I share my KBO predictions and expectations for every single clash, based on the projected lineups and the performance of each team so far.
You won’t find odds or betting picks here because the KBO betting sites are yet to be release their lines.
And here are all games covered in my KBO predictions for Tuesday.
- Kia Tigers vs. LG Twins
- KT Wiz Suwon vs. NC Dinos
- Doosan Bears vs. Lotte Giants
- SSG Landers vs. Samsung Lions
- Kiwoom Heroes vs. Hanwha Eagles
LG Twins to Beat Kia Tigers
The LG Twins finished last week on a low after two consecutive defeats against the Doosan Bears. They will be eager to bounce back against an inconsistent opponent like the Tigers.
Once again, the defense will be the key for the favorite, and their starting pitcher Jeong Chan-Heon is yet to concede after 11 innings on the field.
I expect him to dominate the Tigers, and the bullpen can finish the job later on.
That’s why I prefer backing the Twins in my KBO predictions for April 20.
NC Dinos to Beat KT Wiz Suwon
The NC Dinos are on top of the KBO table, and that’s where this team belongs. The reigning champions have the strongest offense in the league and enough decent pitchers to win the regular season once again.
They will face a guy with a 9.71 ERA after two starts on Tuesday, so this might be a tough day for KT Wiz Suwon. The team has been doing well so far, but you can’t expect to win with such a starter against the Dinos.
Another factor in NC’s favor is the form of their own projected starter Wes Parsons who was great in his debut and should be full of confidence in his second KBO encounter.
Doosan Bears to Beat Lotte Giants
I think that many KBO teams will be worried about the Doosan Bears after what the team showed in the previous two games against LG Twins.
The offense of last year’s runners-up is flying right now, and I believe we will see more of the same against the Giants. Lotte is expected to use a guy who hasn’t pitched this season.
This will be a problem against opponents of such caliber.
I think that the Bears should have an easy series opener, and I expect them to win on Tuesday.
Samsung Lions to Beat SSG Landers
This might be the toughest game when it comes to KBO predictions for April 20. Both sides had problems early on but now look stronger and in contention for the top positions in the table.
They are expected to send reliable starting pitchers too, so there’s no obvious advantage in favor of any team.
And yet, it feels like the Lions have been more consistent recently despite having the tougher schedule so far, which is why I prefer them.
Hanwha Eagles to Beat Kiwoom Heroes
The Kiwoom Heroes have been the biggest KBO disappointment so far and currently sit last in the standings. The team is on a five-game losing streak, and the defense has been the biggest issue over that period.
I’m not sure it will get much better this week, and the Eagles will have the privilege to use one of their best starters.
The Heroes will eventually stop the rot, and it should happen against Hanwha, but it might be in the second or the third game of the series.