KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Saturday, May 28

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 · 1 month 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 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 start at 1:00 am ET and 4:00 am ET on Saturday morning.

KBO betting odds

Here are the KBO betting odds for Saturday, May 28 courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Kiwoom Heroes (+100) vs Lotte Giants (-122), O/U 8.5
  • Hanwha Eagles (+164) vs KT Wiz (-205), O/U 8.5
  • Samsung Lions (+162) vs LG Twins (-198), O/U 7.5
  • Doosan Bears (+118) vs NC Dinos (-142), O/U 9.5
  • SSG Landers (+106) vs Kia Tigers (-128), 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.

Samsung Lions vs LG Twins ML (-198)

The LG Twins shut out the Samsung Lions on Friday, beating them 5-0. The Twins are now 27-21 on the season and are in 3rd place in the league standings. The Twins will start Casey Kelly, who is 4-1 on the season and has an ERA of 2.89. In 8 starts this season, Kelly has allowed 15 earned runs over 46.2 innings.

With the loss on Friday, the Lions have now loss 4 games in a row. They are 23-24 on the season and have dropped into 6th place in the league standings. They will counter with Baek Jung-Hyun, who is 0-4 on the season and has an ERA of 5.67. In 8 starts this season, he has allowed 29 earned runs over 46.0 innings.

The Twins have the clear pitching advantage and are in much better form due to their win streak. For that reason, backing the Twins to win will be the play.

SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers ML (-128)

The SSG Landers continued their dominant run in the KBO with their 5th win in a row on Friday morning. They overwhelmed the Kia Tigers, cruising to an 8-1 victory to move to 33-13-2 on the season. The SSG Landers did not increase their lead at the top of the standings, but remain in 1st place by 6.0 games. They will start Ivan Nova on Saturday morning, who is 3-1 on the season, but has an ERA of 5.06. In 9 starts this season, Nova has allowed 30 earned runs over 53.1 innings.

With the loss on Friday, the Kia Tigers are now 26-21 on the season and are currently in 4th place in the league standings. The Tigers will counter with Lee Eui-Lee, who is 2-2 on the season and has an ERA of 2.81. In 9 starts this season, he has allowed 15 earned runs over 48.0 innings.

As dominant as the SSG Landers have been this season and this week for that matter, this is a spot where they look to be vulnerable. Nova has been inconsistent at times this season, while Eui-Lee has consistently shut down his opponents. Fading the SSG Landers is a risky play, but because the Tigers have the better starting pitcher, backing them will be the play.

Kiwoom Heroes ML (+100) vs Lotte Giants

The Kiwoom Heroes cruised to an 8-0 win against the Lotte Giants on Friday. This was their 4th win in a row and they are now 28-20 on the season. They still trail the SSG Landers by 6.0 games for 2nd place, but did not lose any ground with their win on Friday. The Heroes will start Choi Won-Tae on Saturday, who is 3-2 on the season and has an ERA of 2.54. In 8 starts this season, he has allowed 11 earned runs over 39.0 innings.

With the loss on Friday, the Lotte Giants are now 22-24-1 on the season. They have now lost 4 games in a row and are 7th place in the league standings. The Giants will counter with Glenn Sparkman, who is 1-2 on the season and has an ERA of 5.46. In 8 starts this season, he has allowed 19 earned runs over 31.1 innings.

The Heroes are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and with the edge in starting pitching, backing them to continue their win streak will be the play.

Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +436.

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

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