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Our experts at Pickswise select their best Korean Baseball picks for September 17th 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, September 17th courtesy of FanDuel sportsbook.

  • KIA Tigers (-147) @ Samsung Lions (+117)
  • Doosan Bears (+100) @ KT Wiz (-130)
  • NC Dinos (-195) @ SK Wverns (+155)
  • Lotte Giants (+153) @ LG Twins (-193)
  • Hanwha Eagles (+240) @ Kiwoom Heroes (-310)

KBO picks and predictions

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

Lotte Giants/LG Twins Over 9.5 Runs (-110)

The Giants will turn to Jun-won Seo in this spot, who is 7-4 on the season with an ERA of 4.72. His last five starts have been decent at best, having allowed 11 runs over his last 22.2 innings.

The Twins finally snapped their four-game losing streak on Wednesday, but are not in danger, sitting 3rd in the KBO. They will look to maintain that spot however, and will do so by starting Tyler Wilson. He is 8-7 on the year, but has an ERA of 4.50. He is coming off his worst start of the season, allowing eight runs over 6.0 innings to the Kiwoom Heroes. His last five starts as a whole have been pretty terrible as well, allowing a total of 22 runs over his last 30.2 innings.

On another note, the Twins are allowing an average of 7.0 runs per game over their last five games. At the same time, they are only scoring 3.8 runs, so the offense has not been the greatest. The opposite of this is true for the Giants, who have scored an average of 6.0 runs over their last five games. The over is 5-4 in the nine meetings between these teams this season and I look for both pitchers to lack quality here.

Samsung Lions Money Line (+117)

Looking to fade Ki-young Im and the KIA Tigers as he is 6-8 on the season with an ERA of 4.81. He has been absolutely terrible over his last five starts, allowing 20 runs over his last 26.2 innings. Im will be facing Dae-woo Kim, who is 3-5 with an ERA of 3.71 for the Lions. He has not been amazing recently, but he has been very good against Kia. In three appearances against the Tigers, he has allowed one run in 8.0 innings.

Hanwha Eagles/Kiwoom Heroes Over 8.5 (-125)

I am looking to fade two lackluster pitchers here as the Hanwha Eagles will start Shi-hwan Jang and the Kiwoom Heroes will start Jake Brigham. Jang is 3-11 this season with an ERA of 4.50. He is 0-5 over his last six starts, posting an ERA of 5.36. Brigham is 6-3 with an ERA of 4.06. His last six starts have been decent, allowing 12 runs over his last 29.1 innings. The over is 4-1 in Kiwoom’s last five games and 3-0 in the Eagles last three games. The over is also 6-5 in the 11 meetings this season, so I will back the over here.

For those of you looking for bigger payouts, play the best bets as a three-team parlay, which pays +645.

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