KBO Predictions and Best Bets (Round 101) – Saturday, August 29, 2020
Friday featured another round of prolific KBO games, as all fixtures reached double digits in runs, with the exception of the clash between Eagles and Lions that was interrupted by the rain. It’s a trend that has marked this week and it’s curious to see if it will continue in the last two rounds.
I share my expectations for the next series in my KBO predictions for Saturday. I’ve included my analysis of all games and a section with best bets at the end. It will be empty initially because the odds are not yet out, but I will add my picks once they are released.
I will use some of our recommended KBO betting sites such as the example below.
Here are all South Korea baseball games included in my KBO predictions for August 29.
- Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants
- KT Wiz Suwon vs. KIA Tigers
- Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins
- SK Wyverns vs. NC Dinos
- Samsung Lions vs. Kiwoom Heroes
Lotte Giants to Beat Hanwha Eagles
The Hanwha Eagles destroyed the Lions in the opening game of the previous series and were doing the same before the rain interrupted their plans on Friday. The team’s offense has looked exceptional this week and that’s a good reason to back them against the Giants.
And yet, Lotte is starting one of its best pitchers for this game, while the Eagles will have to rely on a guy who’s ERA is almost 6. There is some risk involved because of Hanwha’s excellent form in the past five games or so, but I believe that the Giants should be able to take this one.
KT Wiz Suwon to Beat KIA Tigers
I’m sure that KT Wiz Suwon expected to take something from the series against the Twins and the team was close to the victory on both occasions. And yet, KT Wiz had to taste defeat twice and will be looking to bounce back against the Tigers next.
KIA’s record recently shows three wins and seven defeats, so Suwon has a good chance to return to winning ways. On top of that, KT Wiz has the advantage when it comes to the starting pitchers and that’s more than enough for me.
Doosan Bears to Beat LG Twins
The LG Twins recorded two close victories over KT Wiz Suwon and that should boost their confidence. They will need every bit of inspiration in the next round, because they face the Doosan Bears who just demolished the league leaders NC Dinos on Friday.
The reigning champions are sending Won Joon Choi as their starting pitchers and he’s yet to lose a game in the KBO this season. LG’s starter is solid too, but I don’t think that the Twins’ offense has been strong enough recently, so I’m going with the Bears in my KBO predictions for Saturday.
NC Dinos to Beat SK Wyverns
The Wyverns have been dangerous on the offensive end recently, but I don’t think that the NC Dinos would be too worried about that in the opener on Saturday. They are sending one of their top pitchers to start this game and the opponent has been leaky, to say the least.
The Dinos should be able to find more than enough runs in game one and they will be focused right from the start because the Kiwoom Heroes are trying to catch them in the standings. I expect the best from the Dinos and an easy victory here.
Kiwoom Heroes to Beat Samsung Lions
After what I saw from the Samsung Lions against Hanwha Eagles, I just feel obliged to go for the Heroes here. The team was destroyed by the worst side in the country and looked toothless in the process. Only the rain saved the Lions from the second humiliation in a row on Friday and they failed to score a single run against the last-placed Eagles for 12 innings.
Imagine what could happen against a Kiwoom side that is chasing the top spot in the KBO! The Heroes are having some injury issues, but they have been able to cope so far and I expect them to beat Samsung twice in the upcoming series.
Best KBO Bets for Saturday, August 29
Here are my KBO best bets for Saturday, August 29.
- SK Wyverns vs. NC Dinos Over 10; -110
- Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants; -115
- Kiwoom Heroes (-1.5) vs. Samsung Lions; +165
The following previews cover every single game with more stats, details, and betting picks, so feel free to check them out.