Kiwoom Heroes vs. SK Wyverns Betting Preview – KBO, Wednesday, September 9, 2020
The Kiwoom Heroes and the SK Wyverns produced one of the most entertaining games since the start of the KBO season in the series opener on Tuesday. The underdog was ten runs ahead at some point, but somehow ended up losing 16-15.
It was a wild shootout and looking at the expected starting pitchers for Wednesday, we might see more of the same.
I share my expectations for the second game in this Kiwoom Heroes vs. SK Wyverns betting preview. The post also features the latest odds, analysis of both sides and the starting pitchers, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Heroes vs. Wyverns Odds
The Kiwoom Heroes vs. SK Wyverns odds of the best baseball betting sites are closer than I expected. I thought that they would favor the Heroes more, but I guess that their pitching problems are the reason for the current prices.
Kiwoom Heroes Team News and Form
The Heroes have been struggling hard with their rotations because of the lack of healthy starting pitchers. As a result, the offense often had to rescue the situation and Tuesday was probably the best example of that.
Kiwoom was 12-2 down after four innings, but the batters managed to score fourteen runs in the remainder of the game which was enough to prevail over the opposition. The confidence of the team should be high after this one and that’s a good start for game two.
On the negative side, the Heroes will once again have to rely on a relatively inexperienced pitcher. Young Gun Jo had some good moments recently, but he has barely featured since the start of the season.
It’s unrealistic to expect wonders from him and I have the suspicion that the offense will once again play a major role in the upcoming on Wednesday.
SK Wyverns Team News and Form
I believe that the Wyverns are the only KBO team that could score fifteen runs and somehow still lose. The team’s offense will be devastated after Tuesday and I’m not sure you could expect much in the next fixture.
SK’s starting pitcher for game two has even worse stats. Seung Geon Baek has a 7.57 ERA and a 2.12 WHIP, so the opponent will have plenty of opportunities to find runs. The batters will have to step up once again, but after what we saw in the first clash, how can you expect to win against one of the top teams in the country if you have no defense whatsoever?
Heroes vs. Wyverns Prediction and Pick
I believe that the Heroes will have the mental edge over the Wyverns after that comeback in game one. SK’s morale will hit rock-bottom after the team lost a fixture that was going so well early on. That’s why I’m backing the favorite to cover the -1.5 handicap here.
Kiwoom Heroes (-1.5)-105