KBO baseball: Picks, predictions and best bets for Tuesday 9/20 - The SSG Landers maintain their league lead
The KBO rolls on this week and our experts are back to help you find the best value on Tuesday’s slate. Whether you are looking for a single money-line pick or a KBO parlay, we have you covered. Note that these games all start at 5:30 am ET on Tuesday morning.
KBO betting odds
Here are the KBO betting odds for Tuesday, September 20 courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
- KT Wiz (+138) vs SSG Landers (-170), O/U 8.5
- LG Twins (-186) vs Kia Tigers (+152), O/U 7.5
- Lotte Giants (-132) vs Hanwha Eagles (+108), O/U 8.5
- NC Dinos (-120) vs Doosan Bears (-102), O/U 7.5
- Samsung Lions (+148) vs Kiwoom Heroes (-182), O/U 7.5
KBO picks and predictions
Tuesday’s slate features plenty of opportunities for value. Let’s dive into the day’s best bets.
SSG Landers ML over KT Wiz (-170)
The KT Wiz beat the Lotte Giants on Sunday morning by a score of 6-3. They are now 71-57-2 on the season and remain in the league standings. The KT Wiz will start Odrisamer Despaigne on Tuesday morning, who is 8-11 on the season and has an ERA of 4.37. In 27 starts this season, he has allowed 75 earned runs over 154.1 innings.
The SSG Landers also won their game on Sunday morning, beating the Doosan Bears by a score of 14-13. They are now 82-45-4 on the season and are still in 1st place in the league standings. The SSG Landers will counter with Shawn Morimando, who is 6-1 on the season and has an ERA of 2.15. In 9 starts this season, he has allowed 13 earned runs over 54.1 innings.
Despaigne is coming off a solid start recently, but has still been wildly inconsistent this season, while Morimando has emerged as one of the better pitchers in the KBO. For that reason, backing the SSG Landers will be the play on Tuesday morning.
LG Twins ML over Kia Tigers (-186)
The LG Twins lost on Sunday morning to the Hanwha Eagles by a score of 5-1. They are now 77-47-2 on the season and are still in 2nd place in the league standings. The Twins will start Adam Plutko on Tuesday morning, who is 15-5 on the season and has an ERA of 2.48. In 26 starts this season, he has allowed 43 earned runs over 156.0 innings.
The Kia Tigers lost to the Samsung Lions on Sunday morning by a score of 9-6. They are now 62-67-1 on the season, have lost 7 games in a row, yet still remain in 5th place in the league standings. The Tigers will counter with Sean Nolin, who is 5-8 on the season and has an ERA of 3.03. In 17 starts this season, he has allowed 33 earned runs over 98.0 innings.
Nolin has been great this season, but Plutko has been that much better. On top of that, the losing streak for the Tigers continues to get worse by the day, while the Twins are still fighting for the top seed in the standings. For that reason, backing the Twins will be the play.
Lotte Giants ML over Hanwha Eagles (-132)
The Lotte Giants lost to the KT Wiz on Sunday morning by a score of 6-3. They are now 58-71-4 on the season and are in 8th place in the league standings. The Giants will start Na Gyun-An, who is 3-7 on the season and has an ERA of 3.76. In 37 appearances (11 starts) this season, he has allowed 45 earned runs over 107.2 innings.
The Hanwha Eagles won their game on Sunday morning, beating the LG Twins by a score of 5-1. They are now 43-85-2 on the season but are still in last place in the league standings. The Eagles will counter with Felix Pena, who is 5-4 on the season and has an ERA of 3.63. In 12 starts this season, he has allowed 25 earned runs over 62.0 innings.
Pena has been solid for the most part this season, despite playing for the league’s worst team. However, his track record against the Giants has not been very good, so for that reason, backing the Giants will be the play.
Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +329.
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