KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Friday, 9/30 - Font and Woo-Jin keep the scoring low

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 has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports 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 put in the research to try and achieve this.

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, September 30 courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Lotte Giants (+102) vs Hanwha Eagles (-124), O/U 8.5
  • NC Dinos (+225) vs LG Twins (-300), O/U 8.5
  • Doosan Bears (-116) vs Samsung Lions (-106), O/U 9.5
  • Kiwoom Heroes (+132) vs SSG Landers (-162), O/U 7.5

KBO picks and predictions

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

Lotte Giants vs Hanwha Eagles – Under 8.5 runs (-130)

The total may be the better play here based on the recent form of both Lee In-Bok and Jang Min-Je. In-Bok has allowed 4 earned runs over 15.1 innings in his last 3 starts. In 3 starts against the Eagles this season, he has allowed 6 earned runs over 17.0 innings.

On the other side, Min-Je has allowed 3 runs (1 earned) over 16.0 innings in his last 3 starts. In 3 starts against the Giants, he has allowed 6 runs (5 earned) over 15.1 innings. Given the recent success for both starters, and their success against each other, backing the under will be the play.

Samsung Lions ML over Doosan Bears (-106)

The Doosan Bears beat the Hanwha Eagles on Thursday morning by a score of 6-5. They are now 57-77-2 on the season and are still in 9th place in the league standings. The Bears will start Robert Stock, who is 9-9 on the season and has an ERA of 3.37. In 27 starts this season, he has allowed 58 earned runs over 155.0 innings.

The Samsung Lions beat the NC Dinos on Thursday morning by a score of 3-0. They are now 61-74-2 on the season and remain in 7th place in the league standings. The Lions will counter with Baek Jung-Hyun, who is 3-13 on the season and has an ERA of 5.26. In 22 starts this season, Jung-Hyun has allowed 67 earned runs over 114.2 innings.

Despite Jung-Hyun’s poor record and worse ERA, he has been much better against the Bears compared to Stock has been against the Lions. For that reason, backing the Lions will be the play.

Kiwoom Heroes vs SSG Landers – Under 7.5 runs (-112)

The total looks to be the better play based on how consistent both starters have been this season. An Woo-Jin has allowed 4 or more runs in 5 starts this season. In his last 3 starts, he has allowed 7 earned runs over 18.0 innings. In 4 starts against the SSG Landers, he has allowed 9 earned runs over 26.0 innings.

On the other side, Wilmer Font has allowed 4 or more runs in 7 starts this season. In his last 3 starts, he has allowed 11 runs (10 earned) over 18.0 innings. In 3 starts against the Heroes this season, he has allowed 2 earned runs over 22.0 innings. Because Font has been dominant against the Heroes and Woo-Jin has been consistent for the majority of the season, backing the under will be the play.

Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +550.

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