Tigers vs Dinos 5/19/24 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 5/19/24 game is taking place at Changwon NC Park at 1:00 AM EST. If you are in South Korea, the game is being broadcast on MBC.

Tigers vs Dinos 5/19/24 KBO Pick

Kia Tigers Preview

The Tigers are coming into this game here after getting a nice win over the NC Dinos. The win came by a score of 7-2. The win kept the Tigers in first place in the KBO. The Tigers have posted a 28-16-1 record, but when on the opponents field the Tigers have posted a 15-7 record.

Yang Hyeon-jong is the starter going to the mound in this game for the Tigers. Hyeon-jong has posted a 3-2 record with a 3.34 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP in 9 starts and 9 total appearances. Yang has thrown a total of 56 2/3 innings giving up 22 runs, 21 earned, 51 hits and 6 homers. Still Yang Hyeon-dong has struck out 40 batters and has walked only 14 batters. As a team the Tigers have a 3.85 ERA and have allowed 407 hits with 37 homers. The Tigers are allowing the opponents to hit at a clip of .258 with a 1.46 WHIP.

The Kia Tigers is coming in with a .295 average on the year with a total of 264 runs scored. Kia has ended up getting a total of 475 hits with 83 doubles, 5 triples, and 51 homers on the season. The Tigers have ended up getting 57 steals on the year and have had 14 runners caught stealing.

NC Dinos Preview

NC is heading to this game here with a loss in their last game, but it only pushed them back to third place. The Dinos are sitting on a record of 25-19-1 on the year overall, but when playing at home the Dinos are sitting on a nice 14-9 record on the year.

Lee Yong-jun is the starter heading to the mound for the Dinos in this game for his first start since 2023. In 2023 Lee started 12 games out of 24 appearances. Lee posted a 3-4 record with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Lee threw a total of 67 innings with 39 runs out of which 32 were earned. He allowed 60 hits, 5 homers, 44 walks, but struck out a total of 50 batters. The Dinos are doing decent on the pitching side of the ball with a 3.84 ERA and only 394 hits and 35 homers given up. The opponents are hitting at a clip of .254 with a 1.34 WHIP.

NC is a decent hitting team in the KBO as well with a .276 average with 255 runs. The Dinos have managed to get 434 hits with 80 doubles, 5 triples, and 41 homers. Still the Dinos are the best base running team with 48 steals and only 11 runners thrown out.

Tigers vs Dinos 5/19/24 Pick: Kia Tigers

With games that are between a couple of the top teams you tend to look at the pitching quite heavily. In this game the Dinos are putting a decent pitcher on the mound, but he has not thrown the ball since 2023 in a game and that means he will have quite a bit of rust on his arm. Look for that rust to be harder to knock off and that allows the Tigers to get the win in this game here as the starter for NC is unable to keep up with the Tigers offense.

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