KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Friday, 10/7 - The Dinos keep pace for a playoff spot

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The KBO rolls on this week and our experts are back to help you find the best value on Friday’s slate. Whether you are looking for a single money-line pick or a KBO parlay, we have you covered. Note that these games all start at 5:30 am ET on Friday morning.

KBO betting odds

Here are the KBO betting odds for Friday, October 7th courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • KT Wiz (+126) vs Kia Tigers (-152), O/U 8.5
  • LG Twins (+112) vs NC Dinos (-136), O/U 8.5
  • Samsung Lions (+102) vs Doosan Bears (-124), O/U 8.5

KBO picks and predictions

Friday’s slate features plenty of opportunities for value. Let’s dive into the day’s best bets.

Kia Tigers ML over KT Wiz (-152)

The KT Wiz did not play on Thursday morning, so they are still 78-60-2 on the season and remain in 3rd place in the league standings. The KT Wiz will start So Hyeong-Jun, who is 13-5 and has an ERA of 3.08. In 26 starts he has allowed 57 earned runs over 166.1 innings.

The Kia Tigers beat the LG Twins 4-3 on Thursday morning. They are now 69-72-1 this year and are still in 5th place in the league standings. The Tigers will counter with Sean Nolin, who is 7-8 and has an ERA of 2.62. In 20 starts Nolin has given up 34 earned runs over 117.0 innings.

Both starters have been solid in 2022, but Nolin has been much more consistent recently and has been very good when facing the KT Wiz this season. For that reason, backing the Tigers will be the play.

NC Dinos ML over LG Twins (-136)

The LG Twins lost to the Kia Tigers 4-3 on Thursday morning. They are now 85-54-2 and remain in 2nd place in the league standings. The Twins will start Kang Hyo-Jong, who has not recorded a decision and has an ERA of 4.15.

The NC Dinos beat the SSG Landers 6-1 on Thursday. They are now 66-72-3 and remain in 6th place in the league standings. The Dinos will counter with Matthew Dermody, who is 3-4 and has an ERA of 4.11. In 7 starts he has surrendered 16 earned runs over 35.0 innings.

The Dinos are desperately trying to chase down the Kia Tigers for the final playoff spot. That makes this a must win game. It helps that the Twins are starting 1 of their below-average starters, therefore back the Dinos to pick up a crucial win will be the play.

Doosan Bears ML vs Samsung Lions (-124)

The Doosan Bears beat the Samsung Lions 5-4 on Thursday morning. They are now 60-80-2and are still in 9th place in the league standings. They will start Gwak Been, who is 8-8 and has an ERA of 3.63. In 25 starts he has allowed 57 earned runs over 141.1 innings.

With the loss on Thursday morning, the Lions are now 64-76-2 in 2022 and remain in 7th place in the league standings. The Lions will counter with Kim Yun-Su, who is 3-3 and has an ERA of 6.75. In 36 relief appearances he has allowed 23 earned runs over 30.2 innings.

Been has been consistent for majority of the season, especially recently. For that reason, backing the Bears will be the play on Friday morning.

Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +419.

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