The KBO rolls on this week and our experts are back to help you find the best value on Saturday’s slate. Whether you are looking for a single money line pick or a KBO parlay, we have you covered. Note that all these games start at 5:00 am ET on Saturday morning.
KBO betting odds
Here are the KBO betting odds for Saturday, August 13 courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
- LG Twins (-290) vs NC Dinos (+225), O/U 9.5
- Lotte Giants (+124) vs Kia Tigers (-152), O/U 8.5
- SSG Landers (-164) vs Doosan Bears (+134), O/U 9.5
- Samsung Lions (+120) vs KT Wiz (-146), O/U 8.5
- Kiwoom Heroes (-205) vs Hanwha Eagles (+166), O/U 8.5
KBO picks and predictions
Saturday’s slate features plenty of opportunities for value. Let’s dive into the day’s best bets.
LG Twins ML (-290) over NC Dinos
The LG Twins ended their series with the Hanwha Eagles on Friday morning, beating them by a score of 6-5. The Twins are now 60-38-1 on the season and remain in 2nd place in the league standings. They will start Casey Kelly on Saturday morning, who is 12-2 on the season and has an ERA of 2.88. In 19 starts the season, he has allowed 37 earned runs over 115.2 innings.
The NC Dinos lost to the Doosan Bears on Friday morning, falling to them by a score of 7-1. They are now 42-54-3 on the season and remain in 8th place in the league standings. The Dinos will counter with Song Myung-Gi on Saturday morning, who is 2-6 on the season and has an ERA of 5.13. In 15 starts this season, he has allowed 41 earned runs over 72.0 innings.
This game features a massive pitching advantage for the Twins. If they want any chance of catching the SSG Landers at the top of the standings, this is a game they need to win, especially with one of their best starters on the mound. For that reason, backing the Twins will be the play.
Lotte Giants ML (+124) over Kia Tigers
The Lotte Giants ended their series against the Kiwoom Heroes on Friday morning with a win, beating them by a score of 4-1. They are now 44-55-4 on the season and have won 3 games in a row, but are still in 7th place in the league standings. The Giants will start Na Gyun-An, who is 2-4 on the season and has an ERA of 4.23. In 31 appearances (5 starts) this season, he has allowed 34 earned runs over 72.1 innings.
The Kia Tigers lost their series finale on Friday morning to the Samsung Lions, falling by a score of 7-6. The Tigers are now 49-50-1 on the season and remain in 5th place in the league standings. They will counter with Lee Eui-Lee, who is 6-8 on the season and has an ERA of 4.07. In 21 appearances (20 starts) this season, he has allowed 51 earned runs over 112.2 innings.
Both starters have been average at best this season, but Gyun-An has put together a few more consistent appearances recently compared to Eui-Lee. For that reason, backing the Giants will be the play.
KT Wiz ML (-146) over Samsung Lions
The Samsung Lions ended their series on Friday morning with the Kia Tigers, beating them by a score of 7-6. The Lions are now 42-57-2 on the season, but remain 9th place in the league standings. They will start Hwang Dong-Jae on Saturday morning, who is 1-2 on the season and has an ERA of 6.55. In 14 appearances this season (11 starts), he has allowed 41 earned runs over 56.1 innings.
The KT Wiz won their series finale with the SSG Landers on Friday morning, beating them by a score of 9-5. They are now 53-45-2 on the season and are currently 4th place in the league standings. The KT Wiz will counter with Um Sang-Back on Saturday morning, who is 6-2 on the season and has an ERA of 3.45. In 24 appearances this season (13 starts), he has allowed 33 earned runs over 86.0 innings.
The KT Wiz have a clear advantage on the mound for Saturday, especially given the fact that Dong-Jae has not performed well against them. For that reason, backing the KT Wiz will be the play.
Looking for a bigger payout? Play these picks as a 3-team parlay with odds of +407.
Extra KBO picks and predictions for Saturday, August 13
Kiwoom Heroes ML (-205) over Hanwha Eagles
The Kiwoom Heroes will start Tyler Eppler on Saturday morning. He has an ERA of 4.10. While that is not great, his ERA against the Hanwha Eagles is 1.42. For that reason, backing the Heroes will be the play.
Doosan Bears +1.5 (-126) over SSG Landers
The Doosan Bears may actually have the advantage on the mound for Saturday. They will be starting Lee Young-Ha and the SSG Landers will start Park John-Hun, who has an ERA of 7.50. The SSG Landers are still by far the best team in the KBO, so backing the Bears on the run line will be the play.
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