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Lines for May 8th KBO schedule led by NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions on ESPN

The KBO is back for the final day of its season-opening series, with first pitch again set for 5:30 a.m. across the league. Here’s all the numbers you need to make a wager.

Kiwoom Heroes’ pitcher Jake Brigham and infielder Taylor Motter attend a training session at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.  Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images

We’re back for another day of the Korea Baseball Organization, and on to the second series of the year for each team. The first three-game series wrapped up Thursday morning, with the Lotte Giants and NC Dinos currently atop the standings at 3-0.

The KBO is broadcasting bright and early, with one game on ESPN each day this first week. Moving forward, Tuesday through Friday games are at 5:30 a.m., Saturdays are at 4 a.m., and Sundays are at 1 a.m. All five games are scheduled for 5:30 a.m. ET. Friday morning. ESPN will air the Kia Tigers vs. Samsung Lions, with Jon Sciambi and Eduardo Perez calling the game.

Plenty will change over the remaining 141 games, but we’re starting to get a better handle on some of these teams. The Giants and Dinos have looked relatively impressive thus far. Arguably the most important thing to note heading into the first weekend is how bad pitching staffs drop off. Most teams have a decent or good first starter, some teams have a solid No. 2, but very few teams have much going behind that as of yet.

Through the first two days of the season, three of ten games went over the DraftKings Sportsbook run total. On Thursday, all five games went over the total. As we head into the weekend, it’s hard to see much of the pitching getting better. There will be some surprises. For example, the KT Wiz send out Hyeong Jun So (sometimes listed as So Hyeong Jun), an 18-year old making his professional debut. He threw six innings of one-run ball in an April preseason game against Hanwha. Who knows what to make of it, but it’s one data point to consider.

If you’re looking for familiar names, Drew Gagnon is taking the hill for the KIA Tigers, while Tyler Wilson is starting for the LG Twins. They aren’t exactly name brands, but might be familiar to Mets or Orioles fans.

Here are the odds, totals, and run lines for May 8, 2020 in the KBO, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. Below that is a table filled with current records for each team’s performance on the money line, the run line, and for run totals. We also offer up the pythagorean theorem for each team’s runs scored vs. runs allowed to help us better understand each team’s performance.

Here are the lines for tomorrow’s KBO games at DraftKings as of 4:30 p.m. on May 7th.

Hanwah Eagles vs. Kiwoom Heroes

Run line: Hanwah +1.5, -150, Kiwoom -1.5 +118
Total: 9.5; Over -114, Under -112
Money line: Hanwah +140, Kiwoom -182

KT Wiz vs. Doosan Bears

Run line: KT +1.5 -150, Doosan -1.5, +108
Total: 9.5; Over -104, Under -122
Money line: KT +155, Doosan -200

KIA Tigers vs. Samsung Lions

Run line: KIA -1.5 +117, Samsung +1.5 -148
Total: 8.5; Over -112, Under -114
Money line: KIA -150, Samsung +117

LG Twins vs. NC Dinos

Run line: LG -1.5, +132; NC +1.5, -167
Total: 8.5; Over -106, Under -120
Money line: LG -132, NC +104

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

Run line: SK -1.5, +125; Lotte +1.5, -159
Total: 9; Over -114, Under -112
Money line: SK -134, Lotte +106

KBO gambling results

Team ML as fav ML as dog -1.5 RL fav -1.5 RL dog +1.5 RL fav +1.5 RL dog Totals
Team ML as fav ML as dog -1.5 RL fav -1.5 RL dog +1.5 RL fav +1.5 RL dog Totals
Lotte Giants 4-0 2-2 0-0 3-0 3-1 0-1 6-1-1
NC Dinos 6-0 1-1 0-0 2-3 1-1 0-0 5-3
Kiwoom Heroes 6-3 0-0 0-1 4-4 0-0 0-0 4-5
LG Twins 2-1 3-2 0-0 1-2 3-2 0-0 6-2
Doosan Bears 5-3 0-0 1-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 7-1
Hanwha Eagles 0-0 3-6 0-0 0-0 6-4 0-0 2-7
SK Wyverns 1-5 0-2 0-0 1-6 0-1 0-0 4-4
KIA Tigers 3-3 1-2 0-0 1-5 1-1 1-0 4-5
Samsung Lions 0-0 4-5 0-0 0-0 6-3 0-0 3-6
KT Wiz Suwon 0-0 1-7 0-0 0-1 5-2 0-0 6-1-1

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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