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KBO Picks & Odds (June 4): Jokisch Will Be Too Much for Hanwha to Handle

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Kiwoom Heroes ace Eric Jokisch is 4-0 with a 0.90 ERA and 0.87 WHIP in five starts this season. Photo by @mlbtraderumors (Twitter).
  • Kiwoom aims to hand Hanwha its 11th straight loss
  • Doosan looks to rough up KT Wiz starter Min Kim for the second time this season
  • Find odds and best bets for the KBO’s five-game slate on June 4th in the article below

Five KBO series wrap-up Thursday at 5:30 AM ET with Samsung, Kia and Kiwoom all eying three-game sweeps. The Heroes have made life miserable for the Hanwha Eagles over the past two days, blowing them out twice, while extending their losing streak to 10.

 KBO Odds: Thursday, June 4th

Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Kiwoom Heroes -265 -1.5 (-160) Over 9.0 (-115) 5:30 a.m.
Hanwha Eagles +200 +1.5 (+130) Under 9.0 (-115)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Lotte Giants +172 +1.5 (-110) Over 9.0 (-105) 5:30 a.m.
KIA Tigers -212 -1.5 (-120) Under 9.0 (-125)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Doosan Bears -145 -1.5 (-110) Over 11.5 (-110) 5:30 a.m.
KT Wiz Suwon +115 +1.5 ( -120) Under 11.5 (-120)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
SK Wyverns +200 +1.5 (+100) Over 10.0 (-105) 5:30 a.m.
NC Dinos -260 -1.5 (-130) Under 10.0 (-125)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Samsung Lions +107 +1.5 (-155) Over 10.0 (-130) 5:30 a.m.
LG Twins -137 -1.5 ( +125) Under 10.0 (+110)

Odds as of June 3rd.

Jokisch’s KBO Dominance Will Continue

Hanwha has been outscored 78-29 over its 10-game slide and will now have to face on of the league’s premier pitchers. Eric Jokisch was outstanding once again in his last start, holding KIA to just one run over 7 innings.

The 30-year-old improved his record to 4-0, and is sporting a tidy 0.90 ERA and a minuscule 0.80 WHIP. He’s allowed one run or fewer in all but one start (he surrendered two runs to Lotte) and his 27-to-5 strikeout-to-walk rate is among the best in the league.

He’s yet to face the Eagles this season, but he must be salivating at the opportunity. Hanwha ranks last in average, runs, hits, extra-base hits, and home runs.

Pick: Kiwoom Heroes -1.5 (-160)

Doosan Looks to Deliver an Encore Performance

The last time the Doosan Bears faced KT Wiz’s Min Kim, it got ugly fast. The Bears touched up Kim for 10 hits and seven runs in just four innings en route to a 13-12 win. Since that outing, Kim has been hit or miss, but one thing he continues to do is put men on base. Last time out, he walked four batters; two starts ago, he issued seven free passes. He has more walks than strikeouts in 2020 and that’s a recipe for disaster against this potent Doosan offense.

The Bears rank second in average and hits, and third in runs scored. They’re two days removed from hanging eight runs on KT Wiz and in four game against the Suwon this season, they’ve scored 28 times.

Raul Alcantara will take the ball for the defending champs, looking to run his record to 5-1. The 27-year-old has allowed just six earned runs in his last three starts combined, pitching at least six innings in each of those outings.

Pick: Doosan Bears moneyline (-145)

Tigers Take Care of Giants Again

Through the first two games of its series with Lotte, KIA has been utterly dominant. They’ve outscored the Giants 18-4, and have now put up 33 runs in their last four games.

The offense will look to keep things rolling against Kyung Eun Noh, who’s lone quality start this season came against the last place Eagles. Noh has surrendered four runs or more in two of four starts, and owns an ugly 5.57 ERA.

Lotte’s lineup meanwhile, has been quiet for the past two weeks. They’ve scored two runs or fewer in seven of their past nine, and have a -32 run differential since May 22nd. They’ll square off against former Oakland A’s hurler Aaron Brooks, who owns a 26-to-5 strikeout-to-walk rate, and has allowed two runs or less in three of five outings.

Pick: KIA Tigers -1.5 (-120)

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