LG Twins vs. KIA Tigers Pick – KBO May 31, 2020

The LG Twins and KIA Tigers will wrap up their three-game weekend series on Sunday in Gwangju. The Tigers responded yesterday after dropping a 6-2 decision in the first game. They were winners by a score of 10-6 over the Twins on Saturday. That ended a three-game losing streak for the Tigers. They enter Sunday with a record of 12-11, while the LG Twins trail the Dinos by two games with a record of 17-5.

The Twins are going to be in the thick of things this season, but might need something more to get over the hump. They are searching for their first championship since 1994. It’s been a while since the Twins have celebrated a championship, but will likely be in the mix this season.

The Twins went 81-67-1 last season, but fell in the semifinal-round against the Kiwoom Heroes. It was the first season since 1994, when the Twins won the Korean Series, that they registered at least 80 wins. The Twins have the potential to do that and more in 2020. We’ll see how they react after the Tigers got back on track last night.The Tigers didn’t win a championship all that long ago. It was just in 2017 that the Tigers won the Korean Series.

They’re the most successful team in KBO history with a total of 11 championships. The Tigers are one of those clubs that also have a chance at the championship. It’s a wide-open season in the KBO. Despite the Dinos getting off to this start, the Korean Series could go to just about anyone in the league. Even the Wyverns, who are 6-16 right now, could surprise. That makes things pretty exciting this year.

The Tigers are expected to give Drew Gagnon the nod in this one. Gagnon is a rookie in the KBO and has handled the new challenge extremely so far. The 29-year-old has made only four starts in the league. He will be countered by Tyler Wilson, who is in his third season in the KBO. Both are off to solid starts and head into Sunday with good numbers. Head below for our free LG Twins vs. KIA Tigers pick for May 31, 2020 in the KBO.

LG Twins vs. KIA Tigers KBO Baseball Betting Odds:

Spread:

  • Twins +1.5 (-200)
  • Tigers -1.5 (+160)
Moneyline:

  • Twins (-105)
  • Tigers (-125)
Total Points:

  • Over 8.5 (-105)
  • Under 8.5 (-125)

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LG Twins vs. KIA Tigers Prediction:

Drew Gagnon has been liking his time in the KBO so far. Gagnon has posted a 2.70 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. He’s gone two straight outings without giving up a run. That’s 13 straight innings for Gagnon. He posted an ERA of 0.00 in each agame against the Lotte Giants and KT Wiz. That also includes a WHIP of 0.67 and 0.43. It’s terrific work by Gagnon after having trouble finding outs in his first two starts.

Now that he’s been a bit more acclimated in the KBO, Gagnon has been able to pick up some steam. His MLB career fizzled out pretty fast. He posted a 7.30 ERA and record of 5-2 with the Mets. Clearly Gagnon was the recipient of some nice run support to get out of there with a record of 5-2 despite a 7.30 ERA.

It took Tyler Wilson a minute to settle in as well, but he’s been pitching well after a brutal opening start against the NC Dinos on May 8. Wilson is coming off a terrific performance on May 26 against the Hanwha Eagles. He surrendered only 2 hits and no earned runs across 6 innings of work. This was after Wilson notched a 2.57 ERA and 0.71 WHIP against the Samsung Lions on the road. In his previous 19 innings on the bump, Wilson has allowed 4 earned runs and just 10 hits. I’m under the impression that this one gets into a duel between the two Americans on the bump today.

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