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|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
Who are the past winners of the Korean Series Championship?
|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.