KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Saturday 8/27 - The Heroes make it 4 in a row

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 all these games start at 5:00 am ET on Saturday morning.

KBO betting odds

Here are the KBO betting odds for Saturday, August 27 courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Hanwha Eagles (+205) vs Samsung Lions (-260), O/U 10.5
  • KT Wiz (+154) vs NC Dinos (-188), O/U 8.5
  • Lotte Giants (+184) vs SSG Landers (-230), O/U 8.5
  • Doosan Bears (+112) vs Kia Tigers (-136), O/U 10.5
  • Kiwoom Heroes (-138) vs LG Twins (+112), 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 vs NC Dinos – Under 8.5 runs (+104)

The total looks to be the better play based on the recent form of both starters. In Odrisamer Despaigne’s last 4 starts, he has allowed 9 earned runs over 23.2 innings. In his lone start against the Dinos, he allowed just 2 earned runs over 6.2 innings.

On the other side, Koo Chang-Mo has allowed 4 or more runs in just 3 starts this season. In his last 4 starts, he has allowed 12 runs (7 earned) over 22.2 innings. In 2 starts against the KT Wiz this season, he has allowed 6 runs (3 earned) over 11.0 innings. Based on the recent form of Despaigne and the overall success this season for Chang-Mo, backing the under looks to be worth a play for Saturday morning.

SSG Landers ML (-230) over Lotte Giants

The Lotte Giants beat the Samsung Lions on Friday morning by a score of 8-3. They are now 51-59-4 on the season and are still in 6th place in the league standings. The Giants will start Seo Jun-Won on Saturday morning, who is 3-1 on the season and has an ERA of 4.46. In 19 appearances (2 starts) this season, he has allowed 19 earned runs over 38.1 innings.

The SSG Landers lost their game on Friday to the KT Wiz by a score of 12-3. They are now 75-35-3 on the season and remain in 1st game by 8.0 games. The SSG Landers will counter with Shawn Morimando, who is 3-0 on the season and has an ERA of 2.37. In 5 starts this season, he has allowed 8 earned runs over 30.1 innings.

Morimando does not have many starts, but he has been much more consistent than Jun-Won. For that reason, backing the SSG Landers looks to be worth a play on Saturday morning.

Kiwoom Heroes ML (-138) over LG Twins

The Kiwoom Heroes beat the NC Dinos on Friday morning by a score of 6-3. They are now 64-49-2 on the season, have won 3 games in a row, but remain in 4th place in the league standings. The Heroes will start An Woo-Jin, who is 11-6 on the season and has an ERA of 2.26. In 23 starts this season, he has allowed 38 earned runs over 151.0 innings.

The LG Twins beat the Kia Tigers on Friday morning by a score of 3-1. They are now 66-42-1 on the season, and remain in 2nd pace in the league standings. The Twins will counter with Im Chan-Kyu. He is 4-8 on the season, but has an ERA of 5.22. In 16 starts this season, Chan-Kyu has allowed 40 earned runs in 69.0 innings.

The Heroes are in better form along with the fact that they have a much better starter. For that reason, backing the Heroes will be the play on Saturday morning.

Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +404.

Extra KBO picks and predictions for Saturday, August 27

Hanwha Eagles vs Samsung Lions – Over 10.5 runs (-108)

The Hanwha Eagles will start Nam Ji-Min on Saturday morning, who has an ERA of 7.03. The Samsung Lions will counter with Baek Jung-Hyun, who has an ERA of 5.87. Because both starters have struggled all season, backing the over looks to be worth a play.

Doosan Bears ML (+112) over Kia Tigers

The Doosan Bears will Gwak Been on Saturday morning, who is 4-7 on the season and has an ERA of 4.03. Because he has an ERA of 1.50 against the Kia Tigers, backing the Bears looks to be worth a play.

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