Doosan Bears vs. Kia Tigers 5/16/20 KBO Baseball Pick and Prediction
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KIA Tigers at Doosan Bears
KBO Baseball: Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 4:00 am
The Line: Doosan Bears -120 / KIA Tigers -110 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Doosan Bears and Kia Tigers face off in a KBO baseball showdown early on Saturday morning for everyone in the United States. Like the games before this one, there will be no fans in the game for this showdown. The Doosan Bears offense was elite on Friday and that led to a 13-4 record over the Kia Tigers.
The Kia Tigers have been pretty middle of the road team and coming into this game they have gone 4-6 to start the season. In the last two games the offense has been an issue scoring only four runs total and that isn’t good enough.
In the last game, Jin-tae Park only went two innings giving up five hits, three home runs, and four earned runs. The bullpen isn’t well rested coming into this one and that could be a big problem going forward.
The Doosan Bears have won two games in a row and so far this season they have won six of their nine games. For the Bears their offense has been’ elite, and they will look to continue in this game. Each of the last five games they have scored at least seven runs, and in three of the games they have scored at least 11 runs.
The Bears are a power hitting team and eight players have hit at least one home run. Jae-hwan Kim is the leader of the team having hit four home runs and 14 runs. Jae-il Oh has also hit three home runs and driven in ten runs.
Young-chan Lee will be on the mound for the Doosan Bears while Hyun-jong Yang will be on the mound for the Kia Tigers. Lee currently sits with an ERA of 9.00 while Yang has an ERA of 6.00.
The weather in this game is expected to be overcast with winds expected to be blowing out at 3-5 miles per hour.
These are two pitchers who have struggled, and it’s going to continue in this game. Look for both teams to find success early in this game, and that will lead to this game going well over the total.