Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/10/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (+131) Lotte (-175)
Sae-woong Park and the Lotte Giants (19-31, 10th in KBO) play the Doosan Bears (27-23, 4th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Thursday. The Giants open this matchup at -175 while the Bears are coming in at +131. The total opens at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Won-joon Choi and Sae-woong Park.
The Bears have hit 66 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 45 balls out of the park. Doosan has a slugging rate of .402 and have been called out on strikes 339 times, while being walked on 214 occasions. As a squad, the Doosan Bears are putting up 5.2 runs per contest, which has them at 3rd in baseball. They have tallied 248 runs batted in and 480 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average sits at .277. They have accounted for 262 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .362.
Jae-hwan Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. In his career, Kim has hit 186 baseballs out of the park while driving in 664 runs. His career slugging percentage is .542 and he has totaled 1,679 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he approached the plate 3,598 times and has come through with a hit 925 times. He has been struck out 756 times and earned a walk on 435 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .385 OBP. Kim has accrued an average at the plate of .298 for his career, with 559 runs scored and an OPS of .927.
The Bears have stolen 29 bags and have been gunned down 16 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 35.6%. The Doosan Bears have a total of 1,336 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 470 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them sitting 2nd in the league and have accumulated 43 double plays.
The Bears have an ERA of 4.08 on the year (2nd in the league), and they have struck out 343 hitters. Bears pitchers have conceded 38 long balls in addition to 224 total runs (9th in KBO). Doosan has given up 488 hits (9.9 per 9 innings) as well as 202 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.69 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.55.
Choi has taken the mound for 243 innings and has 178 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 3.48 (94 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.329. He has allowed 259 base hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has 64 free passes. Choi (17-4 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.70 while facing 1,050 batters in baseball.
Lotte has 41 home runs so far this year to go along with 247 runs batted in. They have hit 93 two-baggers, while walking 238 times and earning 256 runs. The Lotte Giants have a team on-base percentage of .357 and a batting average of .270 this season. The Giants hold a team slugging % of .392 and they score 5.02 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have been rung up on 382 occasions (4th in baseball) and have earned 486 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 4,716 official at-bats in his career, Jeon is sitting with a batting avereage of .293 with 1,384 hits. He has homered 163 times, with 2,185 total bases and a .463 slugging %. Jeon has drawn a free base 444 times while striking out on 817 occasions. He has accrued 783 runs and has 679 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .361 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .824.
The Lotte Giants have turned 44 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in Korean baseball). The Giants have racked up 509 assists, 36 errors and have a tally of 1,362 putouts this season. Out of their 63 tries at swiping a bag, they have been successful 43 times and been caught 20 times (31.7% caught stealing rate).
The Lotte pitching staff have relinquished 298 runs this season while having a team ERA of 5.43 (274 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 49 home runs and they allow 5.91 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO). The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.577 with a FIP of 5.91 as a staff over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.64 (377 strikeouts vs 230 free passes). They come in at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 486.
During his pro baseball career, Park has conceded 706 hits while tallying 488 punch outs in 624 frames. Park (34-42 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 0.00 earned run average and has conceded 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 345 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.305 and being the owner of a FIP of 0.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.28 and he has gone up against 2,772 hitters during his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte (-175) and under the total runs
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