KBO Predictions for Round 131 – Saturday, October 3, 2020

| October 2, 2020 2:45 am PDT

We saw plenty of exciting games in the KBO on Friday. The regular season of the leading South Korea baseball league ends this month and the battle for the playoffs has reached its boiling point.

I share my opinion on all fixtures scheduled for October 3 in my KBO predictions for Saturday. The post doesn’t include odds or betting picks because the lines of the leading baseball sportsbooks are not yet up at the moment I’m working on it.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the games covered in my KBO predictions.                                                   

  • Hanwha Eagles vs. Lotte Giants
  • KIA Tigers vs. Doosan Bears
  • LG Twins vs. KT Wiz Suwon
  • Samsung Lions vs. NC Dinos
  • Kiwoom Heroes vs. SK Wyverns

Lotte Giants to Beat Hanwha Eagles

I thought that the Eagles could surprise the Giants in the opening clash of the series and I wasn’t too far off with my prediction. The underdog kept it close for most of the game before the bullpen surrendered three runs in the eighth inning and Hanwha lost.

The Giants were far from convincing, but they got the job done and they are expected to start the better pitcher on Saturday. That should give them the edge and we already saw that the Eagles are vulnerable in the later stages of the games, so I’m going for Lotte in this one.

Doosan Bears to Beat KIA Tigers

The reigning champions from Doosan finally showed up to win a crucial game. The opening clash against the Tigers was close for most of the game before the Bears scored seven unanswered runs in the seventh inning.

They never looked back and it’s the first time the offense has carried a game in a while. KIA’s projected starting pitcher for Saturday is a guy that can’t be trusted, so Doosan’s batters will have another chance to shine.

They should have the support of Chris Flexen who’s been pitching well this season and I believe that another important victory for the Bears is on the cards.

LG Twins to Beat KT Wiz Suwon

The opening game between LG and Suwon was pretty close, but KT Wiz was able to win eventually. I think the pitching will decide the second clash and the Twins have a huge advantage here. They are expected to send Casey Kelly who was awesome stats, while Suwon’s choice has been struggling lately.

The team’s offense has been inconsistent too, so the Twins should be able to bounce back on Saturday and I prefer backing them in my KBO predictions for Saturday.

Samsung Lions to Beat NC Dinos

The Dinos finally had a day off and lost the opening game against the Lions. The KBO leaders struggled in the late stages of the encounter and their opponents took full advantage of the bullpen’s poor performance to score eight runs between the sixth and the eighth inning.

I believe that the Lions have a strong chance to earn another victory on Saturday for several reasons. The main one is their starting pitcher David Buchanan who has led the side to 14 wins already.

If you add the fact that the Dinos are mostly thinking about the playoffs, it’s easy to see how Samsung could win once again.

Kiwoom Heroes to Beat SK Wyverns

Kiwoom’s offense finally showed up to demolish the SK Wyverns on Friday and the team will need more of the same going forward. The good news is that the Heroes are expected to have the advantage in the pitching department in game two.

If their batters continue delivering runs, it should be another easy victory. The Wyverns have struggled to contain the opposition all season long, so another tough game is the most likely scenario. It’s hard to see anything else but a Heroes victory in the second clash of the series under such circumstances.

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