Tigers vs Dinos 5/18/24 KBO Pick and Preview




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The Kia Tigers are going to the road in this game to face the NC Dinos. The Tigers vs Dinos 5/18/24 game is taking place at Changwon NC Park at 4:00 AM EST. If you are in South Korea, the game is being broadcast on MBC Sports+.

Tigers vs Dinos 5/18/24 KBO Pick

Kia Tigers Preview

The Tigers are heading into the game here after beating the NC Dinos in their last game. The Tigers are still in first place, but with a 27-16-1 record on the year. The Kia team when playing on the road is coming in with a 14-7 record on the year overall.

Hwang Dong-ha is the starter going to the mound in this game for the Tigers. Dong-ha has posted a 0-2 record with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP in 3 starts and 6 total appearances. Hwang has thrown a total of 17 2/3 innings giving up 13 runs, 9 earned, 17 hits and 3 homers. Still Hwang Dong-ha has struck out 9 batters and has walked only 9 batters. As a team the Tigers have a 3.89 ERA and have allowed 398 hits with 36 homers. The Tigers are allowing the opponents to hit at a clip of .258 with a 1.47 WHIP.

The Kia Tigers is coming in with a .296 average on the year with a total of 257 runs scored. Kia has ended up getting a total of 465 hits with 83 doubles, 4 triples, and 51 homers on the season. The Tigers have ended up getting 54 steals on the year and have had 14 runners caught stealing.

NC Dinos Preview

The Dinos are coming here after a 7-4 loss on the day. The Dinos with the loss dropped to second place in the KBO. The NC team is coming in with a 25-18-1 record on the year overall, but when playing at home the NC Dinos are sitting on a 14-8 record on the year.

Lee Jae-jak is the starter heading to the mound for the Dinos in this game for his 8th start. Jae-hak has posted a 2-4 record with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He has thrown a total of 37 2/3 innings while giving up 21 runs, 18 earned, 34 hits and 6 homers. He has had some control problems with only 35 strikeouts and 13 walks. The Dinos are doing decent on the pitching side of the ball with a 3.77 ERA and only 384 hits and 35 homers given up. The opponents are hitting at a clip of .253 with a 1.33 WHIP.

NC is a decent hitting team in the KBO as well with a .277 average with 253 runs. The Dinos have managed to get 425 hits with 78 doubles, 5 triples, and 40 homers. Still the Dinos are the best base running team with 48 steals and only 10 runners thrown out.

Tigers vs Dinos 5/18/24 Pick: NC Dinos

The game here will come down to the starting pitching. In this game we like the better and stronger starting pitching that is coming from the Dinos. Now, the offenses in this game are both fairly evenly matched and that will make for an interesting game, but we do see the Dinos coming out on top in this game here.

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