Korean baseball picks, predictions, parlay odds and best bets for Thursday July 30th

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Our experts at Pickswise select their best Korean Baseball picks for July 30th to help you find the best value. Whether you’re looking for a single Moneyline pick or a KBO parlay for Thursday’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 Thursday, July 30th courtesy of FanDuel sportsbook.

  • Hanwha Eagles (+198) @ Samsung Lions (-250)
  • KT Wiz (-102) @ Kia Tigers (-118)
  • Kiwoom Heroes (+114) @ Doosan Bears (-138)
  • LG Twins (-120) @ SK Wyverns (-102)
  • NC Dinos (-320) @ Lotte Giants (+245)

KBO picks and predictions

Thursday’s five-game slate will feature one of the top pitchers in the entire KBO. That being Drew Rucinski for the NC Dinos. Let’s dive into the day’s best bets.

NC Dinos/Lotte Giants Under 10.5 (-112)

The Dinos come into this game having lost three games in a row, but enter Thursday’s game with a massive pitching advantage. They will put Drew Rucinski on the mound, who has a record of 10-1 this season with a 1.99 ERA. He has been even more dominant over his past 6 starts, going a perfect 6-0, allowing 6 runs in 40 innings, which translates to an ERA of 1.35. Plus the Dinos are not exactly breaking the scoreboard, averaging just 4.8 runs per game over their last 5 games. With Rucinski’s presence on the mound, I am shocked that we have such a high total, regardless of who the pitcher is for the Lotte Giants. Therefore, I will look for Rucinski to continue his dominance and will the take under here in this game.

LG Twins Moneyline (-120)

This play on the Twins has a lot to do with who they have on the mound and how he has performed against the SK Wyverns. Chan-gyu Lim will be making the start, going 6-3 so far this season with a 3.73 ERA. He recently was called in as a relief pitcher, where he pitched 5.2 shutout innings against Doosan. In his last actual start, Lim went 6 shutout innings against the Hanwha Eagles. Against the Wyverns, Lim is 2-0 this season with an ERA of 1.89. The last time he faced them, he went 7 shutout innings and I expect a similar outing here against one of the KBO’s worst teams. The Twins are heating up, winning 4 of their last 5 games overall and 4 head to head meetings against the Wyverns. At this price, I will gladly back the Twins and look for them to continue their dominance.

KT Wiz Moneyline (-102)

The KT Wiz and Kia Tigers are desperately trying to get their series underway, but after postponements due to rain in each of the first 2 games, they will play just 1 game on Thursday. Odrisamer Despaigne will make the start for the KT Wiz. He is 7-5 on the season with a 4.41 ERA. He has no doubt struggled recently, but has posted quality numbers against Kia. In two starts against the Tigers, Despaigne is 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA. They are facing Hyun-jong Yang, who is 6-5 with a 6.00 ERA. Against KT Wiz, Yang is 1-1 with an even worse 6.50 ERA. At at short price, I believe the KT Wiz are worth a shot, especially with what I believe to be a pitching edge.

For those of you looking for bigger payouts, play the best bets as a three-team parlay, which pays +587.

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