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Tracking Korea Baseball Organization performances with records and pythagorean results

We give you the full stats breakdown here of everything happening in the KBO everyday

Kim Tae-gyun of Hanwha Eagles bats during the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) League opening game between SK Wyverns and Hanwha Eagles at the empty SK Happy Dream Ballpark on May 05, 2020 in Incheon, South Korea.  Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

The Korea Baseball Organization is one of the first major international sports leagues to return to action amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is gaining a North American following. It already had an extensive fan base, but it appears to be growing while North American sports leagues remain sidelined during the pandemic.

The KBO opened its season on Tuesday, and wrapped up its first three-game series of the season Thursday morning. The games are at tough hours for those of us in the United States, but it is still proving fun to track. Most games will be at 5:30 a.m. ET, with some days played at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The league consists of ten teams, with all five teams playing at the same time. We’ll be tracking the entire 144-game season, even when North American sports return to action. We’ll provide the daily schedule and previous day’s results in this article, and below we’ve got some helpful information for gamblers. We run through traditional records, run differential, and Pythagorean Win Projections. It will hopefully help you figure out how you want to approach wagering on the KBO.

KBO Records, Run Differential, Pythagorean Win Projections

KBO Record, Run Diff, Pythag

Team W L Win % Pythag RS RA Pythag W proj Pythag L proj
Team W L Win % Pythag RS RA Pythag W proj Pythag L proj
NC Dinos 43 19 0.694 .638 409 300 92 52
Doosan Bears 39 26 0.600 .558 401 353 80 64
Kiwoom Heroes 38 29 0.567 .537 371 342 77 67
Kia Tigers 35 29 0.547 .544 323 293 78 66
LG Twins 34 30 0.531 .525 357 338 76 68
Samsung Lions 34 32 0.515 .541 351 321 78 66
KT Wiz 32 32 0.500 .512 376 366 74 70
Lotte Giants 30 33 0.476 .479 314 329 69 75
SK Wyverns 22 44 0.333 .370 260 348 53 91
Hanwha Eagles 17 50 0.254 .262 226 398 38 106

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