Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 4/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-165) Lotte (+140)
Hui-gwan Yu and the Doosan Bears (6-6, 4th in KBO) are headed to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Lotte Giants (5-7, 8th in KBO). The moneyline on this matchup has the Bears priced at -165 and the Giants are at +140. The total opens at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Hui-gwan Yu and Jin Uk Kim.
Doosan has a slugging rate of .334 and have struck out 85 times, while being walked on 45 occasions. They have 45 runs batted in and 100 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is at .249. The Bears have earned 15 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 5 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 48 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .328. As a unit, the Doosan Bears are scoring 4.0 runs per outing, which has them at 9th in the league.
Geon-woo Park is a batter who should impact this game for Doosan. Park is sitting with a batting avereage of .328 in his time in baseball, with 511 scored runs and an OPS of .890. He has been struck out 397 times and has gotten a free base on 230 occasions, contributing to a .387 on-base percentage. In his pro baseball career, Park has hit 84 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 423 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .503 and he has racked up 1,366 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to the plate 3,046 times and has delivered with a base hit 890 times.
The Bears have swiped 6 bases and have been caught 5 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 45.5%. The Doosan Bears have amassed 315 putouts so far this season, as well as 133 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which has them ranked 6th in KBO and have a total of 20 double plays.
The Bears have a team earned run average of 3.00 on the campaign (1st in KBO), and they have struck out 75 batters. Doosan has yielded 114 base knocks (9.8 per 9 innings) and 35 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.79 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.49. Bears pitchers have allowed 6 home runs and 40 runs in total (9th in KBO).
Yu has thrown 1,353 innings and has totaled 756 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.47 (673 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.438. He has given up 1,568 hits (10.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 379 free passes. Yu (97-63 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.83 and he has gone up against 5,883 batters in baseball.
Lotte has hit 8 home runs on the year to go along with 67 RBIs. They have recorded 23 doubles, while walking 72 times as well as scoring 68 runs. The Lotte Giants have an on-base percentage of .392 and a team batting average of .289 on the campaign. The Giants hold a team SLG% of .395 and they are earning 5.67 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have been rung up on 95 instances (4th in baseball) and have earned a total of 128 base hits.
Jun-woo Jeon is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Over the course of the 4,570 official at-bats in his MLB career, Jeon has earned a batting average of .293 with 1,341 hits. He has gone yard 161 times, with 2,126 total bases and also a .465 slugging %. Jeon has drawn a walk 424 times while striking out on 797 chances. He has scored 764 runs and has 658 runs batted in. His on-base percentage comes in at .360 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .825.
Out of their 17 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 15 times and been caught 2 times (11.8% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have turned 12 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (3rd in the league). The Giants have accrued 135 assists, 7 errors and have amassed 329 putouts this season.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.502 in addition to having a FIP of 5.09 as a pitching staff on the year. They have a ranking of 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 102. The Lotte pitching staff have surrendered 62 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.70 (57 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.58 (98 strikeouts against 62 walks). They have surrendered 10 long balls and they give up 5.09 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO).
In his career, Kim has surrendered 8 base hits while he has accumulated 8 punch outs in 8 frames. Kim (0-2 win-loss record in his career) holds a 11.42 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 11 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 2.077 and being the owner of a FIP of 11.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 0.80 and he has gone up against 43 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Doosan (-165)
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