Picks and Predictions for KBO Games – Saturday, May 21st, 2022

| May 20, 2022 11:10 am PDT

Welcome back to another day of KBO picks. This time we head into Saturday with 5 more great games on the schedule. Most of the games from yesterday went according to plan, while a couple didn’t.

You can expect basically everyday to go like that, but the key to being successful when betting on the KBO (and baseball in general) is to stay the course. Nailing every single pick is ideal, but baseball can be a totally unpredictable sport at times.

Friday’s games were also very low-scoring with an average of just 6.8 runs per game across the league. Saturday’s games are expected to be a bit more high-scoring, so that could be good news for over bettors.

Let’s take a look at Saturday’s KBO odds to see which teams will be worth betting on.

KBO Odds for Saturday, May 21st, 2022

  • Lotte Giants (-115) vs. Doosan Bears (-115), O/U 6.5
  • Hanwha Eagles (+135) vs. Kiwoom Heroes (-175), O/U 7.5
  • KT Wiz (+150) vs. Samsung Lions (-200), O/U 8.5
  • LG Twins (EVEN) vs. SSG Landers (-130), O/U 9.5
  • NC Dinos (+120) vs. Kia Tigers (-155), O/U 8.5

Here are the KBO betting odds for Saturday’s 5 game slate.

The Lotte Giants and Doosan Bears are dead even for Saturday odds-wise. Lotte won Game 1 of this series 4-0, but that didn’t earn them any favoritism this time around. These two teams are neck and neck at 6th and 7th in the standings respectively.

Lotte snapped their 4 game losing streak yesterday, while the Bears dropped their 5th straight game. With the standings as close as they are, a big losing streak plummets your rankings.

Kiwoom was able to beat Hanwha 4-3 in yesterday’s matchup and are favored to win on Saturday again. The Eagles’ 2022 struggles continue, as they are tied for last place with the NC Dinos at 13-29.

The Lions were upset by the Wiz 5-1 in yesterday’s game, but luckily we had the under (8.5) for that one. Samsung’s hot stretch over the last few weeks still gives them the edge over KT, who’s sitting in 8th place.

The Landers took care of business over the Twins yesterday and moved back up to 4 games ahead of them in the standings. They scored in the 8th and 9th innings yesterday to win the game, but it was a nail biter.

Kia’s been on a roll and beat the inferior NC Dinos in yesterday’s game. It’s no surprise to see them favored to win again.

Head over to Bovada to find these KBO odds for Saturday’s slate.

KBO Predictions for Saturday’s Games

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

These will be my KBO predictions for Saturday’s winners. A lot of these games should be close, so don’t get too crazy on your betting sheets.

The Lotte and Doosan game is expected to be so close that the oddsmakers didn’t even favor a team. They’ve split the season series at 2 games apiece, which is fitting. Park Se-woong and Choi Won-joon will be facing off in this game and are both very solid pitchers.

Lotte scored 5 runs (3 earned) against Won-joon in 6 innings earlier this year, while Doosan scored 4 (3 earned) in 7 innings on Se-woong. The Giants have been better offensively recently, so I’ll give them the edge.

The Eagles are just 2-8 in their last 10 games. Kiwoom has been much better at 6-4 and are sitting in 3rd place in the KBO. Tyler Eppler takes the mound for them and he’s beaten the Eagles already once this season, allowing just one run in 5.1 innings.

Both pitchers look solid in the KT and Samsung game, but I think the Lions should win this one. They get home field advantage and KT’s been struggling to find consistency all year long.

Lee Tae-yang takes the mound for SSG on Saturday, which should give them a great chance to win. He has a stellar 1.87 ERA on the year and has been great since transitioning from the bullpen to a starter.

Kia’s been much better than NC this year and are sending Im Gi-yeong (3.52 ERA) to the mound. The Tigers should have an advantage in basically every aspect for this game.

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Best KBO Bets to Target for 5/21/2022

KT Wiz vs. Samsung Lions Under 8.5-130
SSG Landers to Win-130
Kia Tigers to Win-155

Here are my 3 best KBO betting picks for Saturday’s games on the best KBO betting sites.

We went with this exact pick for yesterday’s KT Wiz vs. Samsung Lions game and it worked out very well. Both of these teams rank last and second to last in runs per game over their last 10. Their pitching has been solid though, which should make for a great under bet combined with the lack of offense.

Albert Suarez takes the mound for the Lions, who has a stellar 2.28 ERA on the year. He pitched 6 solid innings against the Wiz earlier this year and allowed just 2 runs. In fact, Suarez has yet to allow more than 3 runs in a game this year (8 starts).

Bae Je-seong has been solid as well with a 3.40 ERA. A big reason why the Wiz won the championship last year was because of pitching too.

The Landers have been great all year and should have a good chance of winning on Saturday. Lee Tae-yang has gone at least 6 innings and allowed just 1 run in his last two starts. Lee Min-ho takes the mound for the Twins and has an unimpressive 5.34 ERA this year.

Finally, the Kia Tigers can continue their recent winning ways with another one on Saturday. The Dinos are not a threatening team at all and the Tigers are still hot. Kia’s hitting an incredible .294 as a team and scoring 5.5 runs per game in their last 10 (2nd best in KBO).

Make sure you bookmark our KBO picks page for everyday’s recommended bets.

Anthony Haage
Anthony Haage

Anthony is a sports writer for GamblingSites.com covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and more. He also covers other various topics such as entertainment, general sports betting tips, and more.

His favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and Blackhawks. He also will be a temporary fan of any team if it means winning him bets.

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