KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Thursday 6/2

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 · 3 weeks 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 Thursday’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 5:30 am ET on Thursday morning.

KBO betting odds

Here are the KBO betting odds for Thursday, June 2 courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Samsung Lions (-124) vs Kiwoom Heroes (+102), O/U 6.5
  • KT Wiz (-108) vs SSG Landers (-114), O/U 7.5
  • LG Twins (-116) vs Lotte Giants (-106), O/U 8.5
  • Kia Tigers (+114) vs Doosan Bears (-138), O/U 7.5
  • NC Dinos (-142) vs Hanwha Eagles (+118), O/U 8.5

KBO picks and predictions

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

KT Wiz vs SSG Landers ML (-114)

The SSG Landers were huge favorites on Wednesday morning, but only managed to beat the KT Wiz by a score of 2-1. The win gives them a record of 35-15-2 and with a Kiwoom Heroes loss, they are now 5.0 games clear in 1st place. The SSG Landers will start Lee Tae-Yang, who is 4-1 and has an ERA of 2.17. In 12 appearances (6 starts), he has allowed 11 earned runs over 45.2 innings.

The loss on Wednesday gives the KT Wiz a record of 22-29. They are still a bottom half team, ranking 8th in the league. The KT Wiz will counter with Odrisamer Despaigne, who is 2-5 on the season and has an ERA of 4.08. In 11 starts he has allowed 29 earned runs over 64.0 innings.

The KT Wiz have a huge disadvantage on the mound Thursday morning and with the fact that they are already one of the worst teams in the league, backing the SSG Landers has to be the play here.

LG Twins ML (-116) vs Lotte Giants

The LG Twins crushed the Lotte Giants on Wednesday, beating them by a score of 14-5. They are now 29-23 on the season and are up to 4th in the league standings. The Twins will start Lee Min-Ho, who is 5-2 on the season and has an ERA of 4.35. In 9 starts he has allowed 20 earned runs over 41.1 innings.

With the loss on Wednesday, the Giants are now 23-27-1 and are down to 7th in the league standings. They will counter with Park Se-Woong, who is 5-3 in 2022 and has an ERA of 2.90. In 10 starts he has allowed 20 earned runs over 62.0 innings.

The Twins’ offense might not have the same success that they did on Wednesday, but they should be able to score some runs on Thursday. Se-Woong has been mostly effective this year but his recent starts have been poor, therefore, backing the Twins to keep this game close will be the play.

Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears ML (-138)

The Kia Tigers were able to take down the Doosan Bears on Wednesday, beating by a score of 7-3. The Tigers are now 29-22 on the season, have won 2 games in a row and are still holding 3rd place in the league standings. The Tigers will start Im Gi-Yeongy, who is 0-3 on the season and has an ERA of 4.32. In 6 starts this season, he has allowed 16 earned runs over 33.1 innings.

With the loss on Wednesday the Doosan Bears are now 24-25-1 on the season. They have lost 2 games in a row and are 6th place in the league standings. The Bears will start Choi Won-Joon, who is 4-3 on the season and has an ERA of 2.43. In 10 starts he has allowed 15 earned runs over 55.2 innings.

Even though they have lost 2 games in a row, the Bears have a big pitching advantage on Thursday morning. With a guy who has been consistent on the mound, look for the Bears to bounce back here with a win.

Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +502.

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

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