KIA Tigers vs. NC Dinos Betting Preview – KBO, Saturday, September 12, 2020
The series between the KIA Tigers and the NC Dinos could be crucial for the KBO standings at the end of the regular season. The league leaders are trying to hold on to the top spot, while their opponents are chasing the fifth place that is the last one that leads to the postseason.
On top of the high stakes, both teams have been strong this week, so the next two games should be excellent to watch.
I share my expectations for the series opener on Saturday in this KIA Tigers vs. NC Dinos betting preview. The post features the latest odds and lines, a quick look at the starting pitchers, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Tigers vs. Dinos Odds
The KIA Tigers vs. NC Dinos odds of the top betting sites suggest this one is going to be close and I’m inclined to agree, as you will from my analysis below.
KIA Tigers Team Analysis
A quick look at KIA’s last ten games shows that the team has registered seven wins. That’s a solid record and one of the reasons why the Tigers are only two victories behind the fifth spot in the table. If the team continues on the same path, the playoffs are certainly a realistic target.
The upcoming series versus the Dinos will be a huge test for the side and I believe that the opening game could go in KIA’s favor. The team is expected to start Drew Gagnon who has a solid record since the start of the KBO campaign.
The pitcher had some problems in August, but his last two games were excellent. If the offense provides enough support, Gagnon certainly can lead the Tigers to a successful start on Saturday.
NC Dinos Team Analysis
The past couple of weeks haven’t been the best for the NC Dinos, but the team managed to stay on top of the league which was the main target. It was inevitable that the leaders would improve and the latest series suggest that has happened.
The Dinos completely destroyed a strong opponent like KT Wiz Suwon and they were excellent in every area. The pitchers suffocated the opposition, while the offense delivered more than enough runs.
And yet, I think that NC might struggle on Saturday. The team is expected to start one of its worst pitchers in Min Hyuk Shin who has a 7.04 ERA over the past 30 days. You can’t rely on him too much and the Tigers certainly have the means to punish every mistake.
Tigers vs. Dinos Prediction and Pick
Considering the starting pitchers, I believe that the KIA Tigers should be the slight favorite in this clash. The price of +100 is more than enough for me to go against the NC Dinos. And yet, I would be careful with my stakes here, as this is one of the most unpredictable games on Saturday.
KIA Tigers to win+100