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KBO Picks & Odds (July 22): Hanwha Is Spiralling Downhill Again

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in News

Jul 21, 2020 · 1:56 PM PDT

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  • Hanwha has lost five straight and has been outscored 31-6 in the process
  • NC’s Drew Rucinski has allowed just two runs total in his last four starts
  • Find odds and best bets for the KBO’s five-game slate on July 22nd in the article below

Everybody’s favorite KBO punching bag is struggling yet again. Earlier this season, the Hanwha Eagles dropped 18 straight games and now they’re stuck in the middle of a five-game losing streak.

Hanwha was lit up 10-2 by KIA on Tuesday, and the Tigers will look to continue the Eagles’ misery on Wednesday when the teams meet again at 5:30 am EST.

 KBO Odds: Wednesday, July 22nd

Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Kiwoom Heroes -110 +1.5 (-185) Over 10.5 (-115) 5:30 a.m.
Doosan Bears -120 -1.5 (+155) Under 10.5 (-115)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
KIA Tigers -208 -1.5 (-140) Over 9.5 (-105) 5:30 a.m.
Hanwha Eagles +168 +1.5 (+110) Under 9.5 (-125)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
LG Twins +105 +1.5 (-160) Over 10.0 (-120) 5:30 a.m.
KT Wiz Suwon -135 -1.5 (+130) Under 10.0 (-110)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Samsung Lions +190 +1.5 (+110) Over 9.5 (-105) 5:30 a.m.
NC Dinos -240 -1.5 (-140) Under 9.5 (-125)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Lotte Giants +100 +1.5 (-175) Over 10.5 (-120) 5:30 a.m.
SK Wyverns -130 -1.5 (+145) Under 10.5 (-110)

Odds as of July 21st.

Eagles Are a Lost Cause

Hanwha has been outscored 31-6 during its most recent funk, losing each of its last five outings by at least two runs. They’ve scored one run or fewer in three of those five games, and managed just three hits on Tuesday versus a combination of Drew Gagnon and three relievers.

On Wednesday, the Eagles will send Min Woo Kim to the mound, whose last appearance started their losing streak. That night, the right-hander was tagged for four runs in just over five innings and he hasn’t made it out of the 6th inning in any of his last six starts.

Another short outing is likely here, which means extra work for Hanwha’s tired bullpen. Its relievers have a 5.72 ERA this season, and the KIA offense has been rolling lately.

The Tigers are averaging six runs a game in their last 10, and have hit a KBO-best 14 home runs during that stretch.

Pick: KIA Tigers -1.5 (-140)

Expect a Low-Scoring Affair

NC’s Chang Mo Koo gets all the headlines whenever the Dinos starting rotation is mentioned, but teammate Drew Rucinski has been nearly as impressive this season. The 31-year-old has won five straight starts, and has allowed just two runs total in his last four outings.

You could grab NC -1.5 versus Samsung on Wednesday, but with Tae In Won on the mound for the Lions, under 9.5 might be the more prudent play. The 20-year-old has surrendered two runs or fewer in nine of 12 starts this season, and has allowed just six runs over his last three outings.

Pick: Under 9.5 (-125)

Twins Bounce Back

LG blew an 8-1 lead on Tuesday, ultimately falling 10-9 to KT Wiz. The Twins wasted a brilliant effort from Tyler Wilson, and will be looking for similar production from Wednesday’s starter, Min Hoo Lee. The right-hander has allowed two runs or fewer in all six of his starts this season, and he held the Suwon to a single run back on June 30th.

LG’s offense, meanwhile, has scored 45 runs in its last six games and roughed up KT Wiz starter William Cuevas for seven hits and four runs in a victory earlier this season.

Pick: LG Twins moneyline (+105)

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