Korean baseball picks, predictions, and best bets for Wednesday, September 8
Our experts at Pickswise select their best Korean Baseball picks for Wednesday 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 5:30am ET on Wednesday morning.
KBO betting odds
Here are the KBO betting odds for Wednesday, September 8 courtesy of FanDuel sportsbook.
- Kiwoom Heroes (+160) vs Doosan Bears (-198), O/U 8.5
- LG Twins (-122) vs SSG Landers (+100), O/U 10.5
- Kia Tigers (+152) vs KT Wiz (-186), O/U 8.5
- Hanwha Eagles (-102) vs NC Dinos (-118), O/U 9.5
- Lotte Giants (+182) vs Samsung Lions (-225), O/U 10.5
KBO picks and predictions
Wednesday’s slate features plenty of opportunities for value. Let’s dive into the day’s best bets.
Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz – Under 8.5 runs (-110)
The total looks to be the strong play given Odrisamer Despaigne’s success and Daniel Mengden’s ability to be serviceable. Mengden has actually not faced the KT Wiz this season, so it is possible he will have a slight advantage–at least through the first part of this game. As well as being solid through the season as a whole, Despaigne has also been very good against this Tigers’ team. He is 2-1 against them with an ERA of 3.13. This is over the span of 4 starts in which he has allowed 8 runs over 23.0 innings pitched. It is true that the KT Wiz offense has been scoring a lot recently, but facing a guy they have not seen this season will likely limit their chances. For that reason, backing the under will be the play for this game.
Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears – Under 8.5 runs (-118)
Given Ariel Miranda’s overall dominance, it is hard to believe that the Heroes will be able to do much offensively here. Miranda is 0-2 against Kiwoom, but his 2.37 ERA still shows that he is limiting them. He has just 2 starts against the Heroes but has allowed just 2 runs over 13.0 innings. Kim Dong-Hyeok has yet to start against the Bears but does have a couple of relief appearances against them. He has a total of 7.0 innings against the Bears and has yet to allow a single run. Because Don-Hyeok has pitched well against Doosan, backing the under looks to be the right side here.
Lotte Giants vs Samsung Lions -1.5 (-108)
The Samsung Lions fell to the Lotte Giants on Tuesday by a score of 4-2. They lost half a game in the league standings due to the fact that several games were canceled by rain. The Lions now trail the KT Wiz by 4.5 games, but they will have what looks to be a great opportunity to bounce back here. Won Tae-In is starting in this spot; he is having an excellent season (12-5 with a 2.58 ERA).
The Giants may have won that game on Tuesday against the Lions, but it did not really help them much in the standings. The Giants still trail the 5th-place NC Dinos by 4.5 games, so they will really need to put together something special if they are going to make a run. Lotte will start Kim Jin-Uk and he has not been having that great of a season. He has a record of 3-5 and his ERA is 6.69.
Even though the Giants won on Tuesday, fading them here looks to be the best play. The Lions have a much better pitcher, so backing them on the run line is worth a look.
For those of you looking for bigger payouts, play the best bets as a 3-team parlay which pays out at +579.
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