Korean baseball picks, predictions, and best bets for Friday, October 22

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Our experts at Pickswise select their best Korean Baseball picks for Friday to help you find the best value. Whether you’re looking for a single money line pick or a KBO parlay, we have you covered. Note that all of these games start at 5:30 am ET and 6:00 am ET on Friday morning.

KBO betting odds

Here are the KBO betting odds for Friday, October 22 courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Hanwha Eagles (-120) vs Lotte Giants (+100), O/U 8.5
  • Doosan Bears (+145) vs SSG Landers (-165), O/U 10
  • KT Wiz (-110) vs Samsung Lions (-110), O/U 8.5
  • Kia Tigers (+120) vs NC Dinos (-140), O/U 10

KBO picks and predictions

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

KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions ML (-110)

This is going to be a huge game on Thursday morning in terms of the playoff picture. These are the 2 best teams in the league and with a Samsung win, they will be tied with the KT Wiz for the top spot in the standings. The Wiz come into this game having lost 3 in a row as well, making a win for them a must. They will start Ko Young-Pyo, who is 11-5 on the year and has an ERA of 2.87.

The Samsung Lions will counter with Won Tae-In, who is 13-7 on the season with an ERA of 3.09. Both teams had Thursday morning off, so both lineups should be well rested for this game.

As good as the Wiz have been all season, especially Young-Pyo, he has had his fair share of struggles against the Samsung Lions. That and their 3-game losing streak is concerning, so backing the Lions to win will be the play.

Hanwha Eagles vs Lotte Giants – Under 8.5 runs (+100)

The total looks to be the better play here because of how each pitcher has fared against their opponent here. Nick Kingham is 2-1 against the Giants and has an ERA of 1.80. This is over the span of 4 starts, in which he has allowed 6 runs (5 earned) in 25.0 innings.

Lee In-Bok has been elite against the Eagles despite the fact that his overall numbers are not great. He has not recorded a decision against the Eagles, but has an ERA of 1.29 against them. Note that this is over only 1 start, but he allowed just 2 runs (1 earned) in 7.0 innings.

Even though the Eagles’ offense broke out for 13 runs on Thursday, they are facing a pitcher that has had enough success against them to believe that will not be the case here. Same goes with Kingham, who has had plenty of starts against the Giants and has allowed very little. For that reason, the under will be the play.

Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos – Over 10 runs (-110)

Seeing that both starters have been wildly inconsistent, the total has to be the better play here. Im Gi-Yeong is 0-1 against the Dinos and has an ERA of 9.17. This is over the span of 4 starts, in which he has allowed 18 runs in 17.2 innings.

Lee Jae-Hak has been poor against the Tigers, posting a record of 1-1, but has an ERA of 6.75. This is over the span of 2 starts, where he has allowed 6 runs in 8.0 innings. The Tigers’ pitching staff really struggled to stop the Hanwha Eagles from scoring, so with a better offense in the Dinos, runs should be expected. For that reason, the over is worth a play.

For those of you looking for bigger payouts, play the best bets as a 3-team parlay–which pays out at +628.

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