Korean baseball picks, predictions, parlay odds and best bets for Tuesday August 18th

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Matthew Lowrimore

KBO · 2 years ago

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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 August 18th to help you find the best value. Whether you’re looking for a single Moneyline pick or a KBO parlay for Tuesday’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 Tuesday, August 18th courtesy of FanDuel sportsbook.

  • Doosan Bears (+144) @ Lotte Giants (-178)
  • Hanwha Eagles (+168) @ SK Wyverns (-210)
  • KT Wiz (-190) @ Samsung Lions (+156)
  • KIA Tigers (-122) @ LG Twins (+100)
  • Kiwoom Heroes (+158) @ NC Dinos (-194)

KBO picks and predictions

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

Kiwoom Heroes/ NC Dinos Over 9.5 Runs (-122)

The Dinos need a strong performance here, seeing that they have lost four of their last five and seven of their last 10 games. Looking to get them back on track will be Drew Rucinski. He finally experienced his first bad start of the season, allowing eight earned runs to the Lotte Giants over 5.0 innings in his last start.

For the Heroes, Hyun-hee Han will make the start. He is 6-5 with a 5.63 ERA. He has struggled against the NC Dinos, going 1-1 against them in two starts with an ERA of 7.84. In both starts, Han allowed at least four earned runs. The Dinos last five games have gone over the total and four of the last five head to head meetings have as well.

Doosan Bears/Lotte Giants Under 9.5 Runs (-104)

Dan Straily is set to start this game for the Lotte Giants as they look to chase down a playoff spot. Straily is easily one of the best pitchers in the KBO this season, posting a record of 7-3 with an ERA of 2.04. He has been absolutely dominant over his last seven starts. During this stretch, he is 6-1 with an ERA of 1.34. Allowing a total of seven runs over his last 47.0 innings pitched, Straily is expected to continue his run.

Won-joon Choi makes the start for the Bears. He is 6-0 on the year, but has an ERA of 4.45. He still has been able to limit his opponents somewhat, allowing 11 runs over his 24.2 innings pitched. I do still like the under here because Straily is not going to give an inch and Choi will be serviceable.

LG Twins Money Line (+100)

The Twins have been the hottest team in the KBO recently, having won five games in a row. They are up to third in the standings, hoping to close the gap on the second place Kiwoom Heroes. Starting this game for the Twins will be Chan-gyu Lim, who is 8-4 on the season with a 3.71 ERA. He recently shutout the Tigers over 5.0 innings of work.

He will go up against Aaron Brooks, who is 7-4 with an ERA of 2.60. Though in his recent start against the Twins, he allowed five runs over 5.0 innings.

The Twins are averaging 8.2 runs during their five-game win streak, so I will look for them to stay hot and continue their win streak.

For those of you looking for bigger payouts, play the best bets as a three-team parlay, which pays +613.

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