It’s Opening Day for baseball, but it just might feel a little different than usual.
The Korea Baseball Organization kicks off today, and thanks to a brand new TV deal, one of the games will be available on ESPN at 1 a.m. ET tonight. The NC Dinos head to the Samsung Lions for the first of a three-game set tonight, and that’s just one of five games in action. Baseball Tonight’s Karl Ravech and Eduardo Perez will be on the call from Bristol, Connecticut, and the Dinos are a -143 favorite tonight following their fifth-place finish in the KBO standings last season.
Also tonight the Kiwoom Heroes face the Kia Tigers, and the Tigers have a new manager in five-time MLB All-Star and former National League Manager of The Year Matt Williams. The Tigers are considered the Yankees of the KBO, and finishing out of the playoffs last season forced a housecleaning throughout the organization. Kiwoom is favored tonight on the road as a -130 favorite, but +135 on the run line.
Here are the odds, totals, and run lines for Opening Day 2020 in the KBO, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook:
NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions
Run line: NC -1.5, +117; Samsung +1.5, -148
Total: 8.5; Over -109, Under -115
Money line: NC -150, Samsung +117
Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins
Run line: Doosan -1.5, +102; LG +1.5, -175
Total: 9; Over +100, Under -113
Money line: Doosan -175, LG +115
Lotte Giants vs. KT Wiz Suwon
Run line: KT -1.5, +135; Lotte +1.5, -175
Total: 9; Over -113, Under -113
Money line: KT -143, LG +115
Kiwoom Heroes vs. KIA Tigers
Run line: Kiwoom -1.5, +135; KIA +1.5, -175
Total: 8; Over -112, Under -114
Money line: Kiwoom -130, KIA +102
Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns
Run line: Hanwah +1.5, -182; SK -1.5, +143
Total: 8.5; Over -106, Under -121
Money line: Kiwoom +116, SK -148
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