Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-129) Lotte (-106)
Been Gwak and the Doosan Bears (27-23, 4th in KBO) travel to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet the Lotte Giants (19-31, 10th in KBO). The Giants open this matchup at -106 while the Bears are coming in at -129. The total opens at 10.5. The starting pitchers will be Been Gwak and Dan Straily.
The Bears have tallied 66 two-baggers as a team and have hit 45 balls out of the stadium. Doosan owns a slugging percentage of .402 and have struck out 339 times, while drawing a walk on 214 occasions. As a unit, the Doosan Bears are knocking in 5.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 3rd in baseball. They have amassed 248 RBI's as well as 480 hits this year, while their team batting average is at .277. They have accounted for 262 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .362.
Jose Miguel Fernandez is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Doosan. Fernandez has recorded a batting average of .322 for his career in baseball, with 690 runs scored and an OPS of .848. He has gone down on strikes 322 times and has walked on 488 occasions, contributing to a .396 OBP. In his pro baseball career, Fernandez has hit 116 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 694 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .452 and he has totaled 2,035 bases. In his time in the Majors, he came to bat 5,173 times and has come through with a hit 1,453 times.
The Doosan Bears have earned a total of 1,336 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 470 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which has them sitting 2nd in Korean baseball and have earned 43 double plays. The Bears have swiped 29 bases and have been thrown out 16 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 35.6%.
The Bears have a team ERA of 4.08 this year (2nd in KBO), and they have rung up 343 batters. Bears pitchers have given up 38 home runs and 224 runs in total (9th in the league). Doosan has relinquished 488 hits (9.9 per 9 innings) and 202 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 1.69 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.55.
Gwak has thrown 55 innings and has accounted for 43 K's during his career. Gwak (3-2 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 5.89 while he has faced 268 opposing hitters in baseball. His ERA is 5.89 (36 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.855. He has given up 66 base knocks (10.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 36 walks.
The Giants have a SLG% of .392 and they have an average of 5.02 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have recorded 93 doubles, while walking 238 times as well as earning 256 runs. Lotte is sitting with 41 home runs so far this year as well as 247 RBIs. They have struck out on 382 occasions (4th in the league) and have earned a total of 486 hits. The Lotte Giants have an on-base percentage of .357 as well as a batting average of .270 on the year.
Hoon Chung is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. Chung has drawn a walk 335 times while fanning on 640 plate appearances. His on-base percentage is .360 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .750. During the 2,938 official at-bats in his professional career, Chung has a batting average of .275 with 808 base hits. He is sitting with 473 runs and has 358 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 51 times, with 1,146 total bases and a .390 slugging %.
The Lotte Giants have twisted 44 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in KBO). The Giants have recorded 509 assists, 36 errors and have notched a total of 1,362 putouts on the season. Of their 63 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 43 times and been caught 20 times (31.7% caught stealing rate).
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.577 in addition to having a FIP of 5.91 as a squad this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.64 (377 strikeouts against 230 free passes). They are sitting at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 486. They have surrendered 49 homers and they give up 5.91 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO). The Lotte pitching staff have surrendered 298 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 5.43 (274 earned runs conceded).
In his pro career, Straily has allowed 1,787 hits while earning 1,867 K's in 1,928 innings. He has conceded a total of 863 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.262 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.89 and he has gone up against 8,140 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Straily (124-98 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.03 ERA while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte (-106) and under the total runs
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