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KBO Picks & Odds (June 5): Picking on Eagles is Easy Money

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The first place NC Dinos open up a three-game set with the last place Hanwha Eagles on Friday. Photo by @daniel_greiss (Twitter).
  • NC looks to extend Hanwha’s losing streak to 12 games
  • Kiwoom has a +29 run differential over its last six outings
  • Find odds and best bets for the KBO’s five-game slate on June 5th in the article below

The KBO season rolls into the weekend with five new series set to begin Friday at 5:30 AM ET.

I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but after cashing yet another ticket betting against Hanwha, I’m going right back to the well.

 KBO Odds: Friday, June 5th

Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
NC Dinos -270 -1.5 (-160) Over 10.0 (-125) 5:30 a.m.
Hanwha Eagles +210 +1.5 (+130) Under 10.0 (-105)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
KIA Tigers +105 +1.5 (-155) Over 11.0 (-115) 5:30 a.m.
Doosan Bears -135 -1.5 (+125) Under 11.0 (-115)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
Samsung Lions +115 +1.5 (-150) Over 10.5 (-115) 5:30 a.m.
SK Wyverns -145 -1.5 (+120) Under 10.5 (-115)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
LG Twins +105 +1.5 (-160) Over 10.5 (-105) 5:30 a.m.
Kiwoom Heroes -135 -1.5 (+130) Under 10.5 (-125)
Team Moneyline Runline Over/Under Run Total Game Time (Eastern)
KT Wiz Suwon -105 +1.5 (-170) Over 11.5 (-115) 5:30 a.m.
Lotte Giants -125 -1.5 ( +140) Under 11.5 (-115)

Odds as of June 4th.

Eagles are Easy Prey for Dinos

The Eagles are in the midst of an 11-game losing streak, and are fresh off being outscored by 20 runs in their three-game set versus Kiwoom. They’ve allowed six or more runs in six straight and things won’t get any easier by handing the ball to Shi Hwan Jang.

The right-hander has a 6.93 ERA and 2.11 WHIP in 2020, and has given up 15 runs in his last three outings.

He faced Friday’s opponent, NC, 11 days ago, and promptly served up six hits, four runs, and four walks in just 5 innings.

The Dinos meanwhile rebounded nicely after a brief rough patch, crossing the plate 18 times in their last two games versus SK Wyverns.

They’ll send former Orioles hurler Mike Wright to the mound. He’s allowed three or fewer runs in four of five starts.

Pick: NC Dinos -1.5 (-160)

Can Kiwoom Keep Their Hot Streak Alive?

One of the hottest teams in the KBO at the moment is the Kiwoom Heroes. They’ve won five of six and have a +29 run differential over that stretch. They’ll take on the second place LG Twins, who have been very inconsistent as of late.

On Thursday, the Twins blew out the Samsung Lions 11-0, but that followed losses in three of their previous four.

 

They’ll turn to Chan Gyu Lim, who was rocked by KIA in his last outing. The 27-year-old gave up six runs in just 4.1 innings, and has allowed 14 runs in his last three starts.

Kiwoom will counter with Won Tae Choi, who’s surrendered two or fewer runs in four of five starts. Last time out, he held KT Wiz to five hits and two runs over 6 innings, and didn’t allow a walk for the third time this season.

Aside from one bad outing versus the Wyverns, he’s been one of the more impressive pitchers in the league.

Pick: Kiwoom Heroes moneyline (-135)

Suwon and Giants Stay Under

Few teams have been struggling more offensively than Lotte, yet here they are in a game with an 11.5 over/under.

The Giants scored just seven runs in their three-game set with KIA, and just two of their last 10 games have produced a total north of 10. They’ll give the ball Jun Won SEO, who’s been fantastic recently.

The 19-year-old has allowed just one run in his last two starts combined, going at least 6 innings in each outing. His first start of the season was against the Suwon, and he dazzled over 6 innings, surrendering just a single run.

Lotte’s lineup does have a favorable matchup versus Min Soo Kim, but with how bad they’ve been recently, there’s no reason to believe they’ll put up a big number.

Pick: Under 11.5 (-115)

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