KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Sunday, May 15

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

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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 Sunday’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 1:00 am ET on Sunday morning.

KBO betting odds

Here are the KBO betting odds for Sunday, May 15th courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Kia Tigers (+110) vs LG Twins (-134), O/U 7.5
  • Lotte Giants (-210) vs Hanwha Eagles (+168), O/U 7.5
  • NC Dinos (+128) vs SSG Landers (-156), O/U 8.5
  • Doosan Bears (+116) vs Samsung Lions (-140), O/U 7.5
  • Kiwoom Heroes (-118) vs KT Wiz (-104), O/U 7.5

KBO picks and predictions

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

Lotte Giants ML (-210) vs Hanwha Eagles

The Lotte Giants won their 2nd consecutive game on Saturday, beating the Hanwha Eagles by a score of 8-5. The win moves them to 20-15-1 on the season and up into a tie for 3rd place. The Giants will be scheduled to start Park Se-Woong, who is 5-0 on the season and he has an ERA of 1.21. In 7 starts this season, Se-Woong has allowed 6 earned runs over 44.2 innings.

With the loss on Saturday, the Eagles have now lost 9 games in a row. They might be tied with the NC Dinos for 9th place based on record, but it is fair to say that the Eagles are actually the worst team in the KBO. They will counter with Jang Min-Je on Sunday, who is 0-1 on the season and has an ERA of 3.18. In 10 appearances this season (4 starts), Min-Je has allowed 8 earned runs over 22.2 innings.

The Eagles have far too many issues right now to think they can upset the Giants on Sunday. On top of that, Se-Woong has been nearly unhittable. For that reason, backing the Giants will be the play.

NC Dinos vs SSG Landers ML (-156)

The SSG Landers got back into the win column on Saturday to snap what had been a 3-game losing streak. They are now 25-11-1 on the season and continue to hold 1st place in the standings. The SSG Landers will have a great opportunity to close the week out with a win, seeing that they will be starting Lee Tae-Yang. He is 3-0 on the season and has an ERA of 1.95. In 9 appearances (3 starts), Tae-Yang has allowed 6 earned runs over 27.2 innings.

With the loss on Saturday, the NC Dinos are now 11-26 on the season and are tied for 9th place. They will counter with Kim Si-Hoon, who is 1-1 on the season and has an ERA of 3.60. In 12 appearances (3 starts), Si-Hoon has allowed 10 earned runs over 25.0 innings.

It is true that neither starting pitcher has had much starting experience this season, but Tae-Yang has been far more dominant overall. For that reason, backing the SSG Landers will be the play.

Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions – Under 7.5 runs (-104)

The total looks to be a much stronger play on Sunday because of the quality starting pitching both teams are planning to start. Albert Suarez has only allowed more than 2 earned runs once this season and that was a game where he still only allowed 3 earned runs. It was also his shortest start this season as he lasted just 2.0 innings. Similarly, Choi Won-Joon has also allowed more than 2 earned runs just once this season, but this was a start where he allowed 3 earned runs over 6.0 innings. As seen on Saturday, the Bears’ offense can be inconsistent. Facing a guy like Suarez will be difficult and they may only be able to score a few runs. Same goes for the Lions, therefore backing the under will be the play.

Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay — which pays out at odds of +375.

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

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