This year, the SK Wyverns, Doosan Bears, Kiwoom Heroes and LG Twins are top contenders for the 2019 KBO title. However, our KBO League winner predictions foresee SK Wyverns as the clear 2019 KBO champions.
The KBO League was founded in 1982 and is South Korea’s premier baseball league which with 10 teams competing for the title. This year, the KBO League will run from March 23 with dates for the post season yet to be confirmed. According to our 2019 KBO League winner predictionsc, these are the odds of this year’s top contenders on DoubleBet Sportsbook:
SK Wyverns to successfully defend their 2018 title according to our 2019 KBO League winner predictions
So far, SK Wyverns look poised to be consecutive KBO winners. The 2018 KBO champions are the current front runners to be this year’s champions with favorable odds at 1.75. Several of their players are among the top batters and pitchers this season. These include batters Jamie Romak, Jeong Choi who have secured the most home runs, runs and RBIs in the 2019 season.
Their top pitchers are Angel Sánchez, Kim Kwang-Hyun, Jae-Hoon Ha, Seo Jin-Yong and Kim Tae-hoon. The DoubleBet Sportsbook front runners are also the top performing team in pitching this season with an impressive ERA of 3.38. However, the club slightly fall short in batting with an overall batting average of 0.269. Fortunately according to our 2019 KBO League winner predictions, this won’t affect their title defending campaign.
2016 KBO Champions Doosan Bears have the squad to upset defending champions SK Wyverns
The Doosan Bears currently trail behind SK Wyverns with the 2nd best DoubleBet Sportsbook odds of winning the 2019 KBO title. According to our 2019 KBO League winner predictions, the Doosan Bears can challenge the SK Wyverns for the title. Fortunately, with a strong and determined lineup, the Doosan Bears could be on their way to win their 6th title.
Similarly to SK Wyverns, they also have a strong lineup this year dominating in pitching. One of their pitchers to keep an eye on this season is Josh Lindblom. After 20 games, the American pitcher currently has the league’s best:
- Earned Run Average (2.01)
- Wins (15)
- Winning percentage (0.938)
- Strikeouts (126)
Kiwoom Heroes look to win 1st KBO title this season
The Kiwoon Heroes also stand a chance according to the online sportsbook news in South Korea to be the 2019 champions. According to our 2019 KBO League winner predictions, they could win their 1st title with DoubleBet Sportsbook odds at 6.50. However, their lack of KBO titles could potentially affect their winning chances.
The closest the Kiwoom Heroes came to being KBO champions was in 2016 when they finished as runners up. Last season, they also had a promising run in the postseason. However, they were knocked out 3-2 series in the playoff against SK Wyverns who went on to be champions.
Fortunately, the club have strong batting capabilities that could lead them to the 2019 Korean Series. Their batters to keep an eye on are Jerry Sands and Kim Ha-seong who have league’s top RBI and runs respectively.
2019 could be the year the LG Twins end their 25 year trophy drought
The LG Twins complete the list of top 4 teams on DoubleBet Sportsbook to be the 2019 KBO champions. For information on the bookmaker to bet on the LG Twins, be sure to read our review about DoubleBet Sportsbook. Unfortunately, our 2019 KBO League winner predictions don’t foresee a 2nd title win for the LG Twins (9.00).
On the other hand, the 1994 winners also stand a small chance of winning on the online sportsbook sites in South Korea. However, this season the LG Twins have already made considerable improvements following their 8th place finish in the 2018 KBO season.
Fortunately, they’re currently 4th in the league and could potentially qualify for the postseason, something they failed to achieve last year. The club are currently lagging in batting with a poor batting average of 0.260 after 94 games. If it continues like this, their best result this season would be semi-playoffs runners-up.