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Lines for May 7th 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.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher David Buchanan throws against the Toronto Blue Jays

We’re back for another day of the Korea Baseball Organization, and the first benchmark of the new season. Teams play three-game series against each other, and Thursday morning will see the five season-opening series wrap up. The Lotte Giants, NC Dinos, and Kiwoom Heroes all look to complete the sweep of their opening series.

Five games are scheduled for early Thursday morning, with first pitch for each game set for 5:30 a.m. ET. ESPN will air the NC Dinos vs. the Samsung Lions, with Karl Ravech and Eduardo Perez calling the game.

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.

We are slowly getting more data to sort out what to make of this league. There are some familiar faces, but it’s a new league for many American viewers. Two days provides ten games worth of data, and while that’s not much, it gives us a starting point. The run line has been pretty firm across the league, with eight out of ten teams 1-1 against it. We’ve had mostly low-scoring games, with the under hitting in 12 of 20 games.

Thursday morning brings former MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher David Buchanan making the start. He didn’t last in MLB and saw his numbers get worse each year in NPB. With today marking the closing game of each series, we’re moving into the backs of each rotation. Scoring has been at a premium through the first two games, but it would not be surprising to see it move up a tick in the series finales. This is still the first time facing these pitchers, so don’t expect shootouts, but if you’re considering overs, we could be reaching that point soon.

Here are the odds, totals, and run lines for May 7, 2020 in the KBO, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. All games start at 5:30 a.m. ET. 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.

NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions

Run line: NC -1.5, +102; Samsung +1.5, -129
Total: 8.5; Over -107, Under -118
Money line: NC -175, Samsung +135

Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins

Run line: Doosan -1.5, -103; LG +1.5, -124
Total: 8.5; Over -115, Under -109
Money line: Doosan -180, LG +140

Lotte Giants vs. KT Wiz Suwon

Run line: KT -1.5, +120; Lotte +1.5, -152
Total: 9.5; Over -115, Under -110
Money line: KT -143, LG +112

Kiwoom Heroes vs. KIA Tigers

Run line: Kiwoom -1.5, -113; KIA +1.5, -113
Total: 9.5; Over -103, Under -125
Money line: Kiwoom -195, KIA +150

Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns

Run line: Hanwah +1.5, -130; SK -1.5, +104
Total: 9; Over -124, Under -103
Money line: Hanwha +155, SK -200

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

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