Day Two of the KBO, or Korean Baseball Organization season gets underway in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday. 5:30 am ET is damn early but it’s better than having no sports at all.
What did we learn from day one?
Visiting teams went 4-1 on the money line yesterday. That goes against the 54 percent home win rate KBO teams enjoyed last season. It’s also something to keep an eye on moving forward.
Favorites went 3-2 on the money line while the OVER went 3-2 on Tuesday.
There was a total of thirty-nine runs scored on Opening Day and that amounts to 7.8 runs scored per contest. That is below last season’s average of 9.1 runs scored per game.
For more information about betting the KBO, please visit our Korean Baseball Betting Primer.
These are the odds for the Wednesday, May 6, 2020 slate according to Bovada.
Yesterday was not our day. We finished with a 2-4 record but did hit a big underdog that kept the losses to a minimum. We’re going to right the ship today with these KBO picks.
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KT Wiz VS. Lotte Giants
Lotte has won five straight ballgames going back to spring training and they looked good yesterday against the KT Wiz. Righty Won Joong Kim pitched an inning in yesterday’s ballgame and is set to make the start tonight. He’ll face righty William Cuevas who has some Big-League experience and is in his second season with the KT Wiz.
The Wiz was rolling along before allowing six runs in the seventh and eighth innings. That bullpen meltdown was a disaster in an otherwise very good effort. The Wiz are currently 7-3-1 against the Giants over their past eleven games and twelve of their last fifteen against Lotte.
Samsung Lions VS NC Dinos
This is game two of the series between the two clubs and the Dinos snuck out of game one of this series with a 4-0 road win. NC has defeated Samsung in five of their last six games but hasn’t won back to back games against anyone since last September.
Samsung will send out right-handed pitcher Ben Lively to the bump. Lively posted a 4-4 record over eight starts with a 3.95 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. Lively will face righty Jae-Hak Lee, who is coming off a 10-4 season with a 3.75 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.
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