Kiwoom Heroes vs. KIA Tigers Betting Preview – KBO, Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Both the Kiwoom Heroes and the KIA Tigers suffered heavy defeats at the end of last week. They will be eager to bounce back on Tuesday and there can only be one winner. Technically, the game could end up in a tie as well, but you know what I mean.
I share my thoughts on the opening game of the series between them in this Kiwoom Heroes vs. KIA Tigers betting preview. The post includes the latest odds and lines, a quick look at the starting pitchers, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Heroes vs. Tigers Odds
The Kiwoom Heroes vs. KIA Tigers odds you see above are available at BetOnline, one of my favorite baseball betting sites online. The sportsbook often releases its KBO lines early and works with high limits.
Kiwoom Heroes Team News and Stats
After flirting with the top spot in the KBO standings for weeks, the Kiwoom Heroes are now two and a half victories behind the Dinos. The gap’s not that big, but it seems like the momentum has shifted and the leaders have looked stronger in the past week.
With less than a month left from the regular season, the Heroes have to improve fast to beat the Dinos and stay away from the chasing pack.
The series against the KIA Tigers looks hard to predict because both sides had their ups and downs recently. The Heroes are sending a starting pitcher with solid stats over the past month or so, but their offense has been shaky recently.
On top of that, the bullpen has been struggling to close certain games, so it won’t be easy on Tuesday.
KIA Tigers Team News and Stats
The KIA Tigers have done enough to narrow the gap to the crucial fifth place in the KBO table to only half a victory. The team’s pitchers have done well for most of the season, but the offense has been too streaky at times.
KIA’s choice for a starting pitcher here should provide the batters with enough room to breathe. Hyun Jong Yang has a 2.20 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP in the 28 innings played over the past month or so. He’s been flying since the start of August and you can expect more of the same against the Heroes on Tuesday.
If the offense turns up to support Yang, the Tigers have a good chance of winning the opening clash.
Heroes vs. Tigers Prediction and Pick
I think that the KIA Tigers have all the tools to beat the Kiwoom Heroes. They are expected to start the better pitcher and the opponent’s offense has been struggling badly recently. The price of +120 for the Tigers to cover the handicap looks good to me, so that’s my final pick.
KIA Tigers (-1.5)+120