Doosan Bears vs LG Twins Prediction, 4/16/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs LG Twins
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (+104) LG (-144)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Casey Kelly and the LG Twins (5-3, 1st in KBO) will take on the Doosan Bears (4-4, 5th in KBO) on Friday. The Twins open this game at -144 while the Bears are priced at +104. The total is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Walker Lockett and Casey Kelly.
As a team, the Doosan Bears are knocking in 4.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 4th in the league. They have notched a total of 39 runs scored and have an OBP of .336. The Bears have compiled 12 doubles as a team and have smacked 5 balls out of the park. They have 36 RBI's in addition to 72 hits so far this year, and their batting average is .265. Doosan is slugging .371 and have been called out on strikes 53 times, while getting the free base on 29 occasions.
Geon-woo Park is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. Park has recorded a batting average of .327 for his career in baseball, with 508 runs scored and an OPS of .890. He has been struck out 395 times and has walked on 228 occasions, which has contributed to a .387 on-base percentage. In his MLB career, Park has hit 84 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 422 runs. His career slugging percentage is .503 and he has a total of 1,360 bases. For his time in the league, he came to bat 3,031 times and also came through with a hit 885 times.
The Doosan Bears have 210 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 87 assists and 5 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 7th in KBO and have earned 14 double plays. The Bears have swiped 4 bases and have been thrown out 2 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 33.3%.
The Bears have compiled a team earned run average of 3.34 for the year (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 51 hitters. Doosan has allowed 79 base hits (10.2 per 9 innings) in addition to 26 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 2.04 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.49. Bears pitchers have allowed 5 home runs in addition to 29 total runs (10th in the league).
Lockett has taken the mound for 637 frames and has earned 488 punch outs so far in his pro career. His ERA is 4.42 (313 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.353. He has conceded 708 hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) with 155 walks. Lockett (33-36 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.39 and he has faced 2,776 opposing batters during his time in baseball.
The Twins hold a slugging percentage of .318 and they are earning 3.75 runs per contest (9th in KBO). They have recorded 11 doubles, while taking a walk 34 times and putting up 30 runs. LG has recorded 4 home runs so far this year in addition to 29 RBIs. They have struck out on 46 instances (10th in baseball) and are sitting with 59 hits. The LG Twins have earned an OBP of .331 as well as a team batting average of .229 for the year.
Chang-ki Hong is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. In the 609 at-bats in his career, Hong has hit .289 in addition to 176 base hits. He has hit the long ball 8 times, with 258 bases in total and also a .424 slugging percentage. Hong has drawn a free base 122 times while fanning on 149 plate appearances. He has amassed 124 runs in addition to having earned 64 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .420 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .844.
In their 9 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 7 times and been caught 2 times (22.2% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have turned 11 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Twins have accrued 84 assists, 3 errors and have a total of 210 putouts over the course of the season.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.343 in addition to having a FIP of 3.86 as a unit on the year. They have a ranking of 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 63. The LG pitching staff have relinquished 30 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.86 (30 earned runs given up). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.68 (52 strikeouts against 31 free passes). They have relinquished 3 home runs and they relinquish 3.86 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
So far in his career, Kelly has surrendered 1,339 base knocks while he has accumulated 980 strikeouts in 1,280 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 562 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.325 and having a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.74 and he has gone up against 5,475 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Kelly (76-80 career record) has earned a 3.95 ERA while surrendering 9.4 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take LG (-144) and under 8.5 runs
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