KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Saturday 7/30 - Runs at a premium for the Heroes and Dinos
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 all these games start at 5:00 am ET on Saturday morning.
KBO betting odds
Here are the KBO betting odds for Saturday, July 30 courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
- KT Wiz (-138) vs LG Twins (+112), O/U 8.5
- Lotte Giants (-174) vs Samsung Lions (+142), O/U 9.5
- Doosan Bears (-122) vs Hanwha Eagles (+100), O/U 9.5
- SSG Landers (-225) vs Kia Tigers (+178), O/U 8.5
- Kiwoom Heroes (+158) vs NC Dinos (-194), O/U 8.5
KBO picks and predictions
Saturday’s slate features plenty of opportunities for value. Let’s dive into the day’s best bets.
KT Wiz ML (-138) over Lotte Giants
The KT Wiz picked up a win on Friday morning, beating the LG Twins by a score of 5-4. They are now 49-40-2 on the season, have won 3 games in a row, are in 4th pace in the league standings. The KT Wiz will start So Hyeong-Jun, who is 11-2 on the season and has an ERA of 2.51. In 17 starts this season, he has allowed 31 earned runs over 111.0 innings.
With the loss on Friday, the Twins are now 54-36-1 on the season. They have lost 3 games in a row now, but still remain in 3rd place in the league standings. The Twins will counter with Bae Jae-June, who has not recorded a decision and has an ERA of 3.68. In 6 appearances (3 starts) this season, he has allowed 6 earned runs over 14.2 innings.
The Twins’ losing streak is certainly a concern right now and the fact that they have a starter with not many innings makes them worth a fade here. For that reason, backing the KT Wiz to continue their win streak will be the play.
SSG Landers ML (-225) over Kia Tigers
The SSG Landers were blown out on Friday, losing to the Kia Tigers by a score of 11-2. They are now 61-28-3 on the season and remain in 1st place in the league standings. The SSG Landers will start Wilmer Font, who is 12-4 on the season and has an ERA of 2.01. In 19 starts this season, he has allowed 29 earned runs over 130.0 innings.
With the win on Friday, the Tigers are now 47-42-1 on the season and are in 5th place in the league standings. They will counter with Lee Eui-Lee, who is 6-6 on the season and has an ERA of 3.92. In 19 appearances (18 starts) this season, he has allowed 45 earned runs over 103.1 innings.
This is a perfect bounce back spot for the SSG Landers with Font on the mound. He has been one of their best pitchers this entire season, so backing the SSG Landers will be the top play.
Kiwoom Heroes vs NC Dinos – Under 8.5 Runs (-110)
The total looks to be the better play here as both starters have been lights out for majority of the season. Drew Rucinski has allowed 4 or more runs in 5 starts this season, which includes 2 starts where he allowed at least 8 runs. However, in 3 starts against the Heroes, he has allowed 6 runs (5 earned) over 19.0 innings.
Choi Won-Tae on the other hand, has allowed 4 or more runs in just 3 starts this season. In his last 5 starts, he has allowed a total of 5 earned runs over 26.1 innings. In 3 starts against the Dinos, he has allowed just 2 earned runs over 19.0 innings. Because both starters have pitched well against each other, backing the under will be the top play.
Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +371.
Bonus KBO picks and predictions for Saturday, July 30
Lotte Giants ML (-174) over Samsung Lions
The Samsung Lions were able to beat the Lotte Giants in extra innings on Friday morning, but will likely have a disadvantage on the mound here on Saturday. The Lions will start Heo Yun-Dong, who has an ERA of 4.53, while Park Se-Woong has an ERA of 3.45 for the Giants. Because Se-Woong has been more consistent, backing the Giants will be the play.
Hanwha Eagles ML (+100) over Doosan Bears
The Doosan Bears picked up another win over the Hanwha Eagles on Friday, but will be starting Park Shin-Zi on Saturday morning. He has an ERA of 5.55, but his ERA against the Eagles is 15.75. For that reason, backing the Eagles looks to be worth a play.
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