KBO odds to win the Korean Series Championship

Former MLB All-Star Addison Russell is paying immediate dividends for the Kiwoom Heroes, helping them stay second in both the KBO standings and the Korean baseball title odds board.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 1:59 AM ET Updated: Oct 16, 2020 6:14 PM ET
Korean Baseball infielder Addison Russell
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KBO Championship odds held firm this week, with no movement in the team or prices on the Korean Series odds board. The NC Dinos and Kiwoom Heroes have held relatively steady after previously seeing the odds gap widen between them and the other clubs as favorites to win the KBO title.

Here are the KBO betting odds to win the Korean Series.

Who is the favorite to win the 2020 KBO championship?

The NC Dinos continue to pace the KBO with a 48-27-2 record as they maintain their stature as the team to beat in Korean baseball. They've been barely mediocre lately, sporting a 4-6 record over their last 10 games, but they still are the big favorites at +175.

Next on the odds board are last season's Korean Series runners-up, the Kiwoom Heroes (+360), who are riding a five-game win streak and are getting great production from former MLB All-Star Addison Russell. The former Chicago Cub is hitting .375 with seven RBIs through his first 12 games, providing more offense to an already-talented club. 

The Bears are the defending KBO champions and have won the KBO Championship in three of the last five seasons (finishing in second place during the other two years). They remain third on the odds board at +650, tied with the LG Twins.

KBO Championship betting odds 

Team Odds to win the KBO Championship (as of August 14) Preseason Odds
NC Dinos +175 +550
Kiwoom Heroes +360 +450
Doosan Bears +650 +300
LG Twins +650 +2,000
Lotte Giants +1,000 +700
Kia Tigers +1,000 +1,600
KT Wiz +1,600 +800
Samsung Lions     +2,200 +1,000
SK Wyverns +3,800 +400
Hanwha Eagles +5,500 +2,200

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

 

Who are the past winners of the Korean Series Championship?

Year Winner Runner up
2019 Doosan Bears Kiwoom Heroes
2018 SK Wyverns Doosan Bears
2017 Kia Tigers Doosan Bears
2016 Doosan Bears NC Dinos
2015 Doosan Bears Samsung Lions
2014 Samsung Lions Nexen Heroes
2013 Samsung Lions Doosan Bears
2012 Samsung Lions SK Wyverns
2011 Samsung Lions SK Wyverns
2010 SK Wyverns Samsung Lions

How to bet KBO championship betting odds

The most popular KBO futures bet is selecting the winner of the Korean Series Championship, a seven-game series that takes place at the culmination of the KBO League playoffs. Odds for this wager usually come out soon after the previous season's championship.

Once the season begins, KBO championship odds will be adjusted as teams win and lose games, and as players get hurt or suspended. Odds will also change based on handle and liability to certain teams.

Korean Series odds will usually look like this:

  • Kiwoom Heroes +450

This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to profit $450 if the Heroes win the Korean Series. If it's close to the end of the regular season or during the playoffs and there is a very dominant team, you might see a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds. 

  • Doosan Bears -120

This means that you would need to bet $120 to win $100 on a Bears championship.

Above we have posted the American odds for KBO betting. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.

Where can I bet on Korean baseball odds?

While not every online and casino sportsbook will carry odds for the KBO, many do, even with the MLB finally back in action. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live and see what KBO odds they have available.

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