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Lines for May 9th KBO schedule led by LG Twins vs. NC Dinos on ESPN2

The KBO is into its first weekend in the middle day of the second series, with first pitch set for 4 a.m. across the league. Here’s all the numbers you need to make a wager.

Players in action during a baseball game between SK Wyverns and Hanwha Eagles at SK Wyverns club’s Happy Dream Ballpark without spectators due to the novel coronavirus pandemic on May 7, 2020 in Incheon, South Korea. Photo by Jong Hyun Kim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Korea Baseball Organization is into its first weekend of the 2020 season, and we’re coming to the back end of the pitching rotations. Scoring has increased as we’ve made our way through the rotations, and the degree of difficulty on run total bets is increasing.

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 for Saturday are scheduled for 4 a.m. ET. ESPN will air the LG Twins vs. NC Dinos, with Jon Sciambi and Jessica Mendoza calling the game.

After mostly unders on run totals the first two days, the past two days have seen a significant increase in scoring. All five totals hit the over on Thursday, and three of five blew through the over on Friday. We’re seeing sportsbooks adjust to the scoring, with DraftKings Sportsbook in particular moving three run totals up to 10!

Friday offered the KBO’s first extra innings game and the wildest of the young season. The Lotte Giants beat the SK Wyverns 9-8 in ten innings, and they scored the winning run without recording a hit in the 10th. They managed a walk, a steal of second, an HBP, a sac fly, and a wild pitch to wrap things up.

The biggest swing in run totals today belongs to KIA vs. Samsung. The matchup run total was 8.5 on Friday, but in spite of a 5-0 Samsung win, it got bumped up to 10 for Saturday’s matchup.

Here are the odds, totals, and run lines for May 9, 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.

LG Twins vs. NC Dinos

Run line: LG -1.5, +155; NC +1.5, -205
Total: 9.5; Over -114, Under -112
Money line: LG -104, NC -122

SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants

Run line: SK -1.5, +105; Lotte +1.5, -134
Total: 9.5; Over -115, Under -110
Money line: SK -159, Lotte +125

KT Wiz vs. Doosan Bears

Run line: KT +1.5 -141, Doosan -1.5, +112
Total: 10; Over -105, Under -122
Money line: KT +150, Doosan -195

Hanwah Eagles vs. Kiwoom Heroes

Run line: Hanwah +1.5, -152, Kiwoom -1.5 +120
Total: 10; Over -108, Under -118
Money line: Hanwah +138, Kiwoom -177

KIA Tigers vs. Samsung Lions

Run line: KIA -1.5 +155, Samsung +1.5 -200
Total: 10; Over -107, Under -120
Money line: KIA -104, Samsung +122

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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