KBO odds, picks, lines, predictions, schedule, best bets for May 26: This three-way parlay pays nearly 6-1

Former major-league pitcher Dan Straily tries to even his record in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) on Tuesday when his Lotte Giants host the Samsung Lions at 5:30 a.m. ET. Straily, who played eight years in the majors, going 44-40, has fanned 25 batters in 22 KBO innings without much to show for it. He’s just 1-2 and his team is scuffling too, having gone 4-8 following a 5-0 start. Straily and the Giants are -135 favorites (risk $135 to win $100) in the KBO odds for Tuesday versus lefty Chae-heung Choi and the Lions, who sit in second-to-last place at 6-12.

Meanwhile, the league-leading NC Dinos (14-3) are -180 favorites against the visiting Kiwoom Heroes. Kiwoom (10-8) has won seven of the last 10 meetings and could use this series to tighten the top of the standings. Before making any Tuesday KBO picks, check out the Korean baseball predictions and best bets from SportsLine data engineer Mike McClure.

Recognized in the book “Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People: How to Turn your hobby into a Fortune” as a top Daily Fantasy Baseball Player, McClure has won almost $2 million in daily Fantasy sports. And in 2016, McClure launched the wOBA Projection Model for MLB picks, which has returned $2,300 to $100 bettors. If anybody knows how to spot value in baseball lines, it’s him.

Now, he’s turned his attention to the KBO League and locked in three strong picks for Tuesday. Parlaying his three selections would pay out almost 6-1. You can only see them here

Top Korean Baseball predictions for May 26

One of McClure’s top KBO picks for Tuesday: He’s backing the Samsung Lions as +105 (risk $100 to win $105) underdogs at the Lotte Giants. “Once again the Giants are favored thanks to a little name value from former MLB pitcher Dan Straily,” McClure told SportsLine. “Samsung should be favored in this game with Chae-heung Choi on the mound. Choi is 3-0 with an incredible 1.12 WHIP. Take the Lions.”

Straily turned in the first double-digit strikeout performance in the KBO this season, fanning 11, but he also has walked 10 batters in 22 innings. Choi throws in the low 90s, has a good slider and at 25 is just coming into his own. 

How to make KBO picks for May 26

McClure has found value on two other picks, including one home underdog with an extremely underrated pitcher. As a result, the money line in that game is way off. Be sure to see what he’s picking over at SportsLine before making any Korea baseball picks.

So which 2020 KBO picks should you make on Tuesday for a chance at a payout of nearly 6-1? And which money line does McClure believe is significantly off? See Tuesday’s KBO schedule and odds below, then visit SportsLine to get Tuesday’s KBO best bets, all from the data engineer who has crushed his baseball picks, and find out. 

Tuesday Korea Baseball odds, schedule

Samsung Lions at Lotte Giants (-135), 5:30 a.m. ET
LG Twins at Hanwha Eagles (+140), 5:30 a.m. ET
Kiwoom Heroes at NC Dinos (-180), 5:30 a.m. ET
Kia Tigers at KT Wiz (-140), 5:30 a.m. ET
SK Wyverns at Doosan Bears (-240), 5:30 a.m. ET

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