LG Twins vs. NC Dinos Betting Preview – KBO, Thursday, September 24, 2020
Both the Twins and the Dinos started this week with two wins, but I would argue that the league leaders will be much happier. They fought hard to overcome the tricky Lions, while LG beat the struggling SK Wyverns which is not much of an achievement.
It’s still a good beginning of the week and the next series represents an excellent opportunity for the team to close the gap to the top.
I explore the chances of both sides for the opening game on Thursday in this LG Twins vs. NC Dinos betting preview that also includes the latest odds, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Twins vs. Dinos Odds
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LG Twins Team News and Form
The gap between the Twins and the Dinos at the top of the KBO standings currently is 4.5 wins. With less than a month left until the end of the regular season, LG needs to win twice to put the top side in the country under real pressure.
The Twins had the chance to regroup and get two easy victories against the struggling Wyverns before the crucial series ahead.
They are expected to start Chan Gyu Lim who’s been solid for the first several months of the season. His stats in the past month show a 6.50 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP, though, so I’m not sure that he can stop the Dinos.
NC Dinos Team News Form
I’ve said many times that the Dinos are the best baseball team in South Korea because of their ability to win close games. The two encounters against the Lions this week are perfect examples of that. NC won both by a single run and had to fight until the very last inning.
The killer instinct makes a huge difference and the Dinos will be hoping for more of the same against the Twins. The problem is that the starting pitcher for the upcoming games hardly is among the top choices.
Myung Gi Song did well from the bullpen early on to earn a spot in the rotation but hasn’t been able to deliver solid results as a starter. I don’t think he can contain the Twins either, so the offense will have to help.
Twins vs. Dinos Prediction and Pick
I expect a back-and-forth game one between the Twins and the Dinos. I would normally look for some runs here based on the struggling starters, but the line of 11.5 is too high. Instead, I prefer to back the league leaders because of their resilience in such close encounters.
NC Dinos to win-125