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KBO Picks & Odds (July 14): Straily Presents Giant Problem for LG

Lotte's Dan Straily ranks second in the KBO in strikeouts and third in WHIP. Photo by @mlbtraderumors (Twitter).
  • Lotte’s Dan Straily allowed just one earned run in 7.1 innings in his last meeting vs LG
  • Struggling starters make the NC vs Kiwoom game an appealing Over candidate
  • Find odds and best bets for the KBO’s five-game slate on July 14th in the article below

A brand new week of KBO action gets underway Tuesday at 5:30 am EST, and will mark another start for one of the league’s most impressive pitchers to date.

Dan Straily will take the ball for Lotte against visiting LG, and will be looking to shut down the Twins for the second time this season.

 KBO Odds: Tuesday, July 14th

Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
KIA Tigers +115 +1.5 (-150) Over 9.5 (-115) 5:30 a.m.
Samsung Lions -145 -1.5 (+120) Under 9.5 (-115)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
SK Wyverns +141 +1.5 (-125) Over 10.0 (-120) 5:30 a.m.
Doosan Bears -171 -1.5 (-105) Under 10.0 (-110)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
LG Twins +135 +1.5 (-130) Over 8.5 (-115) 5:30 a.m.
Lotte Giants -165 -1.5 (+100) Under 8.5 (-115)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Hanwha Eagles +165 +1.5 (-115) Over 9.0 (-115) 5:30 a.m.
KT Wiz Suwon -205 -1.5 (-115) Under 9.0 (-115)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
NC Dinos -115 +1.5 (-185) Over 10.5 (-120) 5:30 a.m.
Kiwoom Heroes -115 -1.5 (+155) Under 10.5 (-110)

Odds as of July 13th.

Straily is a Stud

Back on June 12th, the Giants righty limited the LG bats to a single earned run, while striking out seven. He’s fresh off a shutout outing versus Hanwha, and has now held his opponents scoreless in 33% of his starts this season.

He ranks second in strikeouts, third in WHIP and fourth in ERA, and the Twins offense has been very inconsistent lately. LG has scored three runs or fewer in 10 of its last 20, and rank middle of the pack in most offensive categories.

The Twins will counter with Casey Kelly, who struggled badly in his only outing this season versus Lotte. He surrendered 11 hits and four runs to the Giants, and recorded a season-low one strikeout.

Pick: Lotte Giants -1.5 (+100)

Offensive Fireworks

Also on Tuesday’s sked, is a battle between first place NC and third place Kiwoom. The Dinos have scored 26 runs in their last three games, while the Heroes are fresh off giving up 30 runs in a three-game set versus KIA.

NC will trot out Jae Hak Lee versus Kiwoom, who is by far the weak link in their rotation. The 29-year-old has a 5.59 ERA this season and has given up 14 runs in his last four starts. He lasted just 1.2 innings in his previous start against the Heroes and hasn’t recorded a win in over a month.

Kiwoom will counter with Jake Brigham, who hasn’t made a start since May 22nd due to elbow issues. In four starts this season, he’s yet to make it out of the 6th inning and owns a 5.00 ERA.

Pick: Over 10.5 (-120)

Can’t Get Away from KT Wiz

Fresh off a rare series win, Hanwha visits a red-hot KT Wiz team who’s been scoring at will lately. The Suwon have crossed the plate 47 times in their last six outings and will look to take advantage of a struggling Warwick Saupold. The right-hander is coming off his two worst starts of the season, allowing a combined 10 runs to Lotte and KIA.

To make matter worse, Saupold struggles with right-handed batters, something the Suwon lineup is full of.

KT Wiz will give the ball to Odrisamer Despaigne, who’s had back-to-back quality starts. The former MLB’er held KIA to three runs over 6.2 innings last week en route to a 7-4 win, and limited Kiwoom to one run over 7 innings on July 3rd.

Pick: KT Wiz -1.5 (-115)

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