Korean baseball picks, predictions, parlay odds and best bets for Saturday, October 17th

Korean Na Sung-bum hitting for the NC Dinos. KBO Power Rankings Parlay
Photo of Matthew Lowrimore

Matthew Lowrimore

KBO

Show Bio

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 17th to help you find the best value. Whether you’re looking for a single Moneyline pick or a KBO parlay for Saturday’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 Saturday, October 17th courtesy of FanDuel sportsbook.

  • Samsung Lions (-170) @ Hanwha Eagles (+138) (Game One)
  • Doosan Bears (-112) @ Kiwoom Heroes (-108)
  • KT Wiz (-160) @ SK Wyverns (+130)
  • Kia Tigers (+158) @ LG Twins (-194)
  • Lotte Giants (+164) @ NC Dinos (-205)
  • Samsung Lions @ Hanwha Eagles (Game Two)

KBO picks and predictions

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

KT Wiz Money Line (-160)

This is a complete fade of the SK Wyverns pitcher, Geon-wook Lee. He is 6-10 with an ERA of 5.59. Against the KT Wiz, he is 0-1 with an ERA of 14.04. His last five starts have been just as bad, allowing 21 runs over 21.2 innings.

Hyeong-jun So will start this game for the KT Wiz and he is 11-6 with an ERA of 4.06. I like him here because he has been stellar against the Wyverns. Posting an ERA of 1.02 with a record of 3-0. His last five starts have been very good as well, allowing nine runs over 28.0 innings. The KT Wiz are barely hanging on to a playoff spot, so I will back them here.

LG Twins -1.5 Run Line (+102)

With only a few games left in the regular season, the Twins will be starting Nam Ho. He has yet to earn a decision, and has posted an ERA of 3.38. He does only have two starts this season however, allowing four runs over 9.0 innings.

The Kia Tigers are sitting in sixth place in the standings and have essentially been eliminated from the playoffs. They will be starting Ki-hoon Kim here and he is 0-2 with an ERA of 5.19. He has made a total of five starts this season, allowing 13 runs over 20.1 innings.

Given what is at stake, I am going to back the Twins here. I believe they have the better pitcher and they also have more to play for, so it would be a play on the Twins to win comfortably.

Doosan Bears Money Line (-112)

This game is basically a pick em’ and I am going to look to back the better pitcher. That being Won-joon Choi, who is 10-1 this season with an ERA of 3.89. His last five starts have not been the best, allowing 14 runs over his last 26.0 innings. The Heroes will start Seung-ho Lee, who is 5-6 with an ERA of 5.35. His last five start have been far worse, allowing 17 runs over his last 22.2 innings.

Doosan is looking to overtake the Heroes for 3rd place in the standings because they will want that first-round bye. The Bears’ starting pitcher is better, so I will take the Bears.

For those of you looking for bigger payouts, play the best bets as a three-team parlay, which pays +521.

For more KBO picks and detailed previews analysis on all KBO games shown on ESPN TV, visit our free Korean Baseball picks and predictions page.

Virginia Bonuses

See All
FanDuel Sportsbook

$3000

No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000 - Guaranteed

Sign up for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account and make your first deposit of $10+

Place your first bet up to $3,000!

Get refunded up to $3,000 in bonus bets if you lose

Must be 21+. First online real money wager only. $10 first deposit required. Bonus issued as non-withdrawable free bets that expire 14 days after receipt. See full terms at fanduel.com/sportsbook.

Unibet

$100

Virginia Bettors- Get a $100 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $100 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $100

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.

bet365

$200

Bet $1 and Get $200 in Free Bets at bet365!

Register for a new bet365 account

Place qualifying bets of $1 or more

Get $200 in free bets - no matter if your bet wins or loses

New Customer Offer. Deposit required. Free Bets added to Free Bet Credits balance. Free Bet risk excluded from returns. T&Cs, time limits, and exclusions apply. Must be physically located in VA.

BetRivers

$500

Get a $500 Risk-Free Bet

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make your first deposit & get up to $500 in free bets

To get $500 in free bets, wager $500

Must be 21+. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

DraftKings

$200

Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets Instantly

Sign up for a new account with DraftKings Sportsbook and make your first deposit

Make your first deposit and bet $5 on any sports market

Receive $200 in bonus bets instantly, no matter what!

Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (CO/IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (KS), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/KS/LA(select parishes)/MD/MI/NJ/NY/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Void in OH/ONT. Eligibility restrictions apply. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min. $5 bet. $200 issued as free bets that expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com..

PointsBet

$500

Get $100 in Free Bets, for 5 Days Straight starting

Sign up for a new PointsBet account

Make a bet of up to $100 and receive a refund if you lose

Get this offer once a day for the first 5 days you sign up

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Caesars Sportsbook

$1,250

Your First Cash Bet Is On Caesars Up To $1,250

Sign up for a new Caesars Sportsbook account and Place your 1st wager of $10 or more

If you lose, you get 100% of your stake back as a Bet Credit - up to $1,250.

AND win or lose, you’ll also get 1,000 Reward Credits® and 1,000 Tier Credits.

21+. Terms and conditions apply.

BetMGM

$1,000

Get $1,000 Paid Back in Bonus Bets, if you Don't Win

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000!

Get refunded up to $1,000 in bonus bets if you don't win

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

PointsBet

$2,000

Get up to $2,000 in Free Bets

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit

Receive a free bet refund up to $500 if your first fixed odds bet loses

& a free bet refund up to $1,500 if your first two PointsBetting Wager loses

Must be 21+. Full terms are available at PointsBet.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim Instant Deposit Match up to $100 + Free $5 game

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

TVG

$200

Get Your First Single-Horse Win Wager Back Up to $200 if you don't win

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $200

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$200

Get a $200 Sign-Up Bonus with Twinspires Racebook!

Open your TwinSpires.com account using offer code BET200

$200 bonus cash will be credited in increments of $100 for every $400 wagered

To earn the full $200 bonus players must wager $800 within 30 days

21+. Terms and conditions apply.

Underdog Fantasy

$100

First deposit is 100% matched up to $100 with Underdog Fantasy

Sign up for a new account with Underdog Fantasy

Make your first deposit

Every dollar (up to $100) will be matched! Deposit $25, get $50; deposit $100, get $200, etc

Must be 21+ to play. Terms & conditions apply