KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Friday 6/24

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Yasiel Puig of Kiwoom Heroes gestures during the opening game of the 2022 regular season for the Korea Baseball Organization between Lotte Giants and Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 2, 2022.
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Matthew Lowrimore

KBO · 5 days ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will do everything he can to make his readers money.

The KBO season 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 all these games start at 5:30 am ET on Friday morning.

KBO betting odds

Here are the KBO betting odds for Friday, June 24th courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Kia Tigers (+124) vs Doosan Bears (-150), O/U 8.5
  • LG Twins (+126) vs KT Wiz (-152), O/U 8.5
  • NC Dinos (+108) vs SSG Landers (-132), O/U 6.5
  • Samsung Lions (-245) vs Hanwha Eagles (+196), O/U 7.5
  • Kiwoom Heroes (-124) vs Lotte Giants (+102), 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.

Doosan Bears ML (-150) over Kia Tigers

The Kia Tigers were able to beat the Lotte Giants 7-4 on Thursday morning. They are now 36-31-1 on the season and remain in 4th place in the league standings. The Tigers will start Han Seung-Hyuk, who is 2-2 this year and has an ERA of 5.33. In 11 starts he has allowed 31 earned runs over 52.1 innings.

The Doosan Bears had their game canceled on Thursday morning due to rain, so they are still 31-35-1 and remain in 6th place in the league standings. The Bears will start Robert Stock, who is 7-4 on the season and has an ERA of 2.98. In 14 starts this season, he has allowed 28 earned runs over 84.2 innings.

The Bears may have not played on Thursday, but they have the advantage on the mound. For that reason, backing Stock and the Bears to win on Friday will be the play.

NC Dinos vs SSG Landers – Under 6.5 runs (-118)

The total is likely going to be the better play based on the elite pitching matchup we have in this game. Drew Rucinski has allowed 4 or more runs in just 3 starts. He has allowed 4 earned runs in his last 3 starts over 21.0 innings. In 3 starts against the SSG Landers, he has allowed 4 earned runs over 21.2 innings.

On the other side, Wilmer Font has allowed 4 runs or more in just 2 starts this year. In his last 3 starts he has allowed a total of 3 earned runs over 22.0 innings. In 2 starts against the Dinos, Font has allowed just 2 earned runs over 16.0 innings — which also includes a complete game shutout in his first start of the 2022 campaign. Because both starters have been elite and allow next to nothing, backing the under will be the play.

Samsung Lions ML (-245) over Hanwha Eagles

The Samsung Lions lost to the Kiwoom Heroes 6-1 on Thursday morning. They are now 32-37 in 2022, have lost 3 games in a row and are now 7th place in the league standings. The Lions will start David Buchanan, who is 6-3 and has an ERA of 2.30. In 14 starts he has allowed 23 earned over 90.0 innings.

The Hanwha Eagles had their game canceled on Thursday morning, so they are still 22-45-1. They have lost 10 games in a row and are still dead last in the league standings. The Eagles will counter with Jang Min-Je, who is 2-4 on the season and has an ERA of 4.74. In 16 appearances (10 starts), Min-Je has allowed 26 earned runs over 49.1 innings.

The fact that the Eagles have lost 10 games in a row is reason enough to fade them. It is a steep price to pay, but Buchanan has been good enough to back the Lions.

Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +333.

Extra KBO picks and predictions for Friday, June 24th

Kiwoom Heroes ML (-124) over Lotte Giants

The Kiwoom Heroes won on Thursday, while the Lotte Giants lost. This game has 2 below average starting pitchers, but Han Hyun-Hee and the Heroes look to have the slight edge. For that reason, backing the Heroes to win will be the play.

KT Wiz ML (-152) over LG Twins

Both teams had their games canceled on Thursday morning, but the KT Wiz look to be in a good position to win on Friday. On the mound they have Ko Young-Pyo, who has an ERA of 2.47, therefore backing them will be the play.

Make sure you check out all of our picks for KBO action every single day!

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