KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Saturday, 10/8 - Kiwoom hopes to secure 3rd place

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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The KBO rolls on this week and our experts are back to help you find the best value on Saturday’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 4:00 am ET on Saturday morning.

KBO betting odds

Here are the KBO betting odds for Saturday, October 8th courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Hanwha Eagles (+136) vs NC Dinos (-166), O/U 10.5
  • KT Wiz (-205) vs Kia Tigers (+166), O/U 9.5
  • LG Twins (+114) vs Lotte Giants (-138), O/U 9.5
  • SSG Landers (+130) vs Samsung Lions (-158), O/U 8.5
  • Kiwoom Heroes (-172) vs Doosan Bears (+140), O/U 6.5

KBO picks and predictions

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

Lotte Giants ML over LG Twins (-138)

The LG Twins beat the Lotte Giants 7-2 on Friday morning. They are now 86-54-2 on the season and remain in 2nd place in the league standings. The Twins will start Kim Young-Jun, who has not recorded a decision in 2022. In his only start he did not allow an earned runs over 6.0 innings.

The Lotte Giants did not play on Friday morning, so they are still 63-76-4 on the season and in 8th place in the league standings. The Giants will counter with Dan Straily, who is 4-2 and has an ERA of 2.20. In 10 starts he has allowed 14 earned runs over 57.1 innings.

The fact that Young-Jun has only 1 start likely puts the Twins at a disadvantage. Straily has been solid this year despite a recent poor start. The Giants have nothing left to play for, but with the better pitcher on the mound backing the Giants will be the play.

Samsung Lions ML over SSG Landers (-158)

The SSG Landers did not play on Friday morning, so they are still 88-51-4 and remain in 1st place in the league standings. The SSG Landers will start Park Jong-Hun, who is 3-4 and has an ERA of 5.93. In 10 starts he has allowed 29 earned runs over 44.0 innings.

The Samsung Lions beat the Doosan Bears 8-2 on Friday morning. They are now 65-76-2 and are still in 7th place in the league standings. The Lions will counter with Albert Suarez, who is 5-8 and has an ERA of 2.58. In 29 appearances (28 starts) he has allowed 47 earned runs over 167.1 innings.

The SSG Landers can ensure they are the top seed for the playoffs with a win, but they will be starting one of their below-average pitchers in this game. Suarez, on the other hand, has been consistent all season long — therefore backing the Lions will be the play.

Kiwoom Heroes ML over Doosan Bears (-172)

The Kiwoom Heroes did not play on Friday morning, so they are still 79-62-2 on the season and remain in 4th place in the league standings. The Heroes will start An Woo-Jin, who is 14-8 and has an ERA of 2.19. In 29 starts he has allowed 46 earned runs over 189.0 innings.

The Doosan Bears lost to the Samsung Lions 8-2 on Friday morning. They are now 60-81-2 this year and are still in 9th place in the league standings. The Bears will counter with Choi Won-Joon, who is 8-12 and has an ERA of 3.65. In 29 starts he has allowed 64 earned runs over 158.0 innings.

The Heroes have the better pitcher in the matchup and they are still fighting for playoff seeding. For that reason, backing the Heroes will be the play.

Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +345.

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