We start the week off with another fantastic KBO betting matchup as the red-hot Kiwoom Heroes host the reigning Korean Series champs, the Doosan Bears, on Tuesday.
We bring you picks for that game, and more, as we break down the KBO odds and bring you our best Korean baseball predictions for Tuesday, June 30.
KBO Betting Odds
Here are the KBO odds for Tuesday, June 30.
|Away Team||Odds||Home Team||Odds||Total|
|Hanwha Eagles||+179||Kia Tigers||-216||9.5|
|Doosan Bears||-123||Kiwoom Heroes||+105||10.5|
|KT Wiz||+116||LG Twins||-136||10|
|Lotte Giants||+228||NC Dinos||-283||10.5|
|SK Wyverns||+112||Samsung Lions||-131||9.5|
ESPN Game of the Day: Doosan Bears (28-19) vs Kiwoom Heroes (30-18)
Probable Pitchers: Hui-kwan Yu (5-1, 4.66 ERA) vs Seung-ho Lee (1-2, 4.89 ERA)
The second and third-best teams in the KBO face off at Gocheok Sky Dome with the Heroes coming in red-hot having won 10 of their last 11 games. Led by Jose Fernandez and Jae Hwan Kim, the Bears are leading the league with a batting average of .296 and average an incredible 7.48 runs per game on the road.
While Kiwoom bats a more modest .264, they are tied for second in the league in home runs with 55 and plate 5.65 runs per contest. With two below-average starting pitchers on both teams, we're taking the Over.
Pick: Over 10.5 (-116)
Hanwha Eagles (12-36) vs Kia Tigers (24-21)
Probable Pitchers: Shi-hwan Jang (1-4, 6.21 ERA) vs Ki-young Im (4-3, 2.91 ERA)
OK, Hanwha has gone 5-9 over their last 14 games which for the Eagles is like practically winning the Korean Series, but let's not get ahead of ourselves they are still far-and-away the worst team in the league. On Tuesday they'll have Shi-hwan Jang and his 6.21 ERA on the mound against the Kia Tigers and starter Ki-young Im, who is 4-3 with an ERA of 2.91.
With the Eagles batting just .240 and plating 3.54 runs per game, and the Tigers scoring 6.30 runs per contest at home, take the home side on the run line.
Pick: Kia Tigers -1.5 (-107)
KT Wiz (21-26) vs LG Twins (27-20)
Probable Pitchers: Min-soo Kim (1-2, 6.41 ERA) vs Min-ho Lee (2-2, 1.59 ERA)
The Twins and Wiz are two of the better-batting teams in the KBO. The Wiz bat .290 and score 5.79 runs per game, while the Twins hit .289 with 5.49 runs per contest. Wiz starter Min-soo Kim has been far from reliable and while Twins starter Min-ho Lee has an impressive ERA, the 18-year-old only has four starts so it's not the greatest sample size.
Lee isn't going to have an easy time going up against Wiz slugger Mel Rojas Jr who leads the KBO in home runs (17) and is tied for the lead in RBI (45) while batting .370. Kim could also struggle against Twins batters like Roberto Ramos, who is second in the league in round-trippers with 13 and bats .336. We like the Over 10.
Pick: Over 10 (-115)
KBO Betting Record: 75-55-1, +14.6 units
KBO Betting Card for Tuesday, June 30
- Bears vs Heroes Over 10.5 (-116)
- Kia Tigers -1.5 (-107)
- Wiz vs Twins Over 10 (-115)
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