NC Dinos vs. SK Wyverns Betting Preview – KBO, Friday, September 18, 2020
The opening game between the Dinos and the Wyverns was dominated by the pitchers. We didn’t see even a single run in the first seven innings, but the KBO leaders finally broke the opposition and won by 3-0.
The team needs another victory because several teams are trying to contest the top spot in the standings, so I expected a focused performance in game two on Friday.
You can find my analysis of both sides and my prediction in this NC Dinos vs. SK Wyverns betting preview. The post also includes the latest odds and an evaluation of the starting pitchers.
Dinos vs. Wyverns Odds
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NC Dinos Team Analysis
The NC Dinos have been struggling to keep it up lately, but that’s because all teams in the KBO have stepped up. Everyone is trying to get into the playoff spots and hit top form for the upcoming postseason, so the battle is just starting.
The Dinos have to win against opponents from the bottom of the standings if they want to stay at the top. The opening game versus the SK Wyverns was dominated by Drew Rucinski and that’s what you would expect from the team’s best pitcher.
I don’t think that Jae Hak Lee can deliver a similar performance on Friday. He was sent to the minors earlier in the season after struggling in a couple of starts and he hasn’t been part of the rotation since the middle of August.
The offense will have to support Lee or the Dinos risk losing the second clash against the SK Wyverns.
SK Wyverns Team Analysis
The offense is the stronger part of SK’s game and when it doesn’t work, the team usually loses. We saw a rare example of a strong defensive performance on Thursday when the Wyverns limited the opponent to only three runs.
That wasn’t enough, though, and the team has to find more hits in the second game. The good news is that the opposition’s pitcher has been shaky, so there will be opportunities to score.
On top of that, the Wyverns are expected to start one of their better pitchers in Geon Wook Lee. He’s had some ups and downs this season, but his record of 6-6 is solid for a side that has been losing most of its games.
Dinos vs. Wyverns Prediction and Pick
I wouldn’t trust the Dinos when the price is that low, especially considering how poor their starting pitcher has been this season. I prefer to back the underdog to stay within the handicap here and give the favorite a good fight.
SK Wyverns (+1.5)+120