Kiwoom Heroes vs. Lotte Giants Pick – KBO, August 27, 2020
The Kiwoom Heroes almost caught the NC Dinos this week, but ultimately failed to claim the first position in the KBO standings. The team is still only a win and a half behind, though, so the battle for the top seed in the playoffs is just starting.
The Lotte Giants are involved in their own fight, as they are trying to break into the top five and qualify for the postseason.
Both sides will be desperate to win in Thursday’s clash and I evaluate their chance in this Kiwoom Heroes vs. Lotte Giants betting preview. It also features the latest odds and lines, analysis of the starting pitchers, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Kiwoom Heroes vs. Lotte Giants Odds
The Kiwoom Heroes vs. Lotte Giants odds you see here are available at BetOnline, one of the best baseball betting sites out there. The sportsbook offers high odds on all KBO games and the lines are released relatively early.
Kiwoom Heroes Analysis
The Kiwoom Heroes suffered a painful extra-time loss against KT Wiz Suwon and will be eager to bounce back. The team had a strong run in August that closed the gap to the first place to only half a win at one point, but the NC Dinos are still holding at the top.
You would expect to see the Heroes as the favorites against an opponent form the bottom half of the table, but their starting pitcher can’t be trusted too much. With the likes of Jake Brigham and Hyun Hee Han injured, Kiwoom will have to rely on Young Gun Jo.
He has a 6.58 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP which certainly doesn’t look good for the Heroes. I don’t think he will stay on the field for more than three or four innings, but that might be enough for the Giants.
Lotte Giants Analysis
The Lotte Giants are leading the KBO in several pitching categories and they are the team that has conceded the least runs so far. The side has struggled on the offense, though, and needs to step up in order to qualify for the playoffs.
I’m sure that the Giants will be confident about the upcoming encounter because they are sending the better starting pitcher on the field. Kyung Eun Noh has been solid this season and his stats in August are very good, despite the low strikeout rate.
Heroes vs. Giants Prediction and Pick
I believe that the Giants have a huge advantage in the pitching department and should be able to win game one of the series. The Heroes need some of their injured players back or they risk entering a bad streak of games.
The price of -120 for Lotte to prevail is just too good to miss and my betting pick for Thursday’s clash.
Lotte Giants to win-120