Doosan Bears vs LG Twins Prediction, 4/18/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs LG Twins
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-125) LG (+105)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Chan-Kyu Lim and the LG Twins (7-3, 1st in KBO) will take on the Doosan Bears (5-5, 4th in KBO) on Sunday. The moneyline on this contest has the Bears coming in at -125 and the Twins are at +105. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Ariel Miranda and Chan-Kyu Lim.
The Bears have earned 14 two-baggers as a team and have hit 5 balls out of the park. Doosan is slugging .344 and have been called out on strikes 69 times, while drawing a walk on 37 occasions. As a team, the Doosan Bears are earning 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in KBO. They have accumulated 42 RBI's and 84 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is .251. They have notched a total of 45 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .326.
Kyeong-min Ho is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. In his MLB career, Ho has hit 33 balls out of the park while knocking in 410 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to bat 3,812 times and also came through with a hit 998 times. Ho has accumulated a batting average of .297 for his time in baseball, with 540 scored runs and an OPS of .747. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .387 and he has a total of 1,301 bases. He has been struck out 322 times and has taken a walk on 265 at-bats, contributing to a .360 OBP.
The Doosan Bears have earned a total of 264 putouts so far this season, as well as 114 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which puts them in 7th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 17 double plays. The Bears have swiped 5 bases and have been caught 5 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 50.0%.
The Bears have a team ERA of 3.38 over the course of the season (1st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 65 batters. Bears pitchers have allowed 5 home runs and 38 runs in total (9th in KBO). Doosan has allowed 103 base hits (10.5 per 9 innings) and 33 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 1.97 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.55.
Miranda (77-61 record in his career) has a FIP of 4.32 while he has faced 4,939 batters during his time in baseball. He has given up 1,058 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 474 walks. His earned run average is 3.89 (504 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.314. Miranda has thrown 1,166 frames and has 968 strikeouts during his professional baseball career.
The LG Twins have an OBP of .338 as well as a batting average of .242 this year. They have been rung up on 64 instances (9th in the league) and have totaled 81 hits. LG has 10 HRs on the campaign as well as 47 runs batted in. The Twins hold a team SLG% of .379 and they average 4.90 runs per game (3rd in KBO). They have notched 16 doubles, while walking 42 times as well as putting up 49 runs.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Yoo has drawn a free base 144 times while going down on strikes on 430 occasions. He has recorded 251 runs and has 348 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .334 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .773. He has gone yard 86 times, as well as 965 total bases and also a .439 slugging %. Over the course of the 2,196 at-bats in his career, Yoo has a batting average of .273 with 600 base hits.
The LG Twins have turned 14 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in the league). The Twins have accrued 106 assists, 4 errors and are sitting with 264 putouts for the year. Of their 9 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 7 times and been caught 2 times (22.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.250 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.68 as a squad on the year. They come in at 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 76. The LG pitching staff have surrendered 36 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.68 (36 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.88 (64 strikeouts vs 34 walks). They have surrendered 3 dingers and they yield 3.68 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
Thus far in his career, Lim has given up 801 base knocks while accumulating 624 strikeouts in 740 innings. Lim (44-51 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.91 earned run average while allowing 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 404 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.546 and having a FIP of 5.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.82 and he has gone up against 3,324 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Doosan (-125)
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