Korean baseball picks, predictions, parlay odds and best bets for Friday, October 16th

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Matthew Lowrimore

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports 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 put in the research to try and achieve this.

Our experts at Pickswise select their best Korean Baseball picks for October 16th to help you find the best value. Whether you’re looking for a single Moneyline pick or a KBO parlay for Friday’s action, we’ve got you covered. Please gamble responsibly when following our Korean Baseball predictions and picks.

KBO betting odds

Here are the KBO betting odds for Friday, October 16th courtesy of FanDuel sportsbook.

  • Doosan Bears (+152) @ Kiwoom Heroes (-188)
  • KT Wiz (-225) @ SK Wyverns (+178)
  • Kia Tigers (+114) @ LG Twins (-138)
  • Lotte Giants (+350) @ NC Dinos (-480)
  • Samsung Lions (-230) @ Hanwha Eagles (+184)

KBO picks and predictions

Friday’s five-game slate will feature some lopsided matchups that offer value. Let’s dive into the day’s best bets.

LG Twins Money Line (-138)

I will be looking to back the Twins here behind their starting pitcher, Casey Kelly. He is 13-7 on the season and has posted an ERA of 3.23. He is coming off a complete game shutout over the NC Dinos, and has allowed eight runs over his last 35.0 innings of work. He also has dominated this Kia team, allowing two runs over 13.0 innings against them.

Dew Gagnon will start for the Kia Tigers and he is 10-6 with an ERA of 4.05. His lone start against the Twins saw him allow five runs over 4.0 innings. Gagnon has been decent at best recently, allowing 11 runs over his last 29.2 innings.

I still would give the Twins the pitching edge here and as a result, would take them on the money line.

Lotte Giants/NC Dinos Over 10.5 Runs (-102)

Even though the NC Dinos starter, Drew Rucinski, has been so good this season, the one team he has struggled with is this Giants team. It is a rather small sample size of one game, however Rucinski allowed eight runs in this game over just 5.0 innings. Seung-heon Lee from the Giants has struggled against the Dinos, allowing six runs over 4.2 innings in his lone start.

The Dinos have seen four of their last five games go over this total and are averaging 7.2 runs over this stretch. Their defense has been even worse during these five games, allowing an average of 8.4 runs. The over has cashed in seven of their 11 head to head meetings this year, so knowing Rucinski had troubles with this lineup has me looking to the over here as well.

KT Wiz/SK Wyverns Under 9.5 Runs (+102)

We will be looking to back a lower scoring game here as a familiar face in Odrisamer Despaigne will make the start for the KT Wiz. He is 15-7 on the season and has an ERA of 4.26. His last five starts have not been great, but what we are looking for is the continued dominance against the Wyverns. Despaigne is 3-0 against the Wyverns and has an ERA of 1.29. In these three starts, he has allowed three runs over 21.0 innings.

The starter for the Wyverns will be Soo-min Jung, who made his season debut just under a week ago. He threw 4.2 scoreless innings, so I am expecting him to follow up that performance with another good outing here. The Wyverns are also scoring 5.8 runs an allowing 2.8 runs per game over their last five games. As a result, I am backing the under here.

For those of you looking for bigger payouts, play the best bets as a three-team parlay, which pays +589.

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