Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 8/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (+112) Lotte (-149)
Sae-woong Park and the Lotte Giants (39-49, 8th in KBO) play the Doosan Bears (42-44, 7th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Bears priced at +112 and the Giants are at -149. The O/U has been set at 10.5. The starting pitchers are Young-ha Lee and Sae-woong Park.
Doosan has a slugging percentage of .400 and have been called out on strikes 586 times, while getting the free base on 349 occasions. They have recorded 438 runs batted in and 817 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is at .272. The Bears have accrued 145 doubles as a unit and have knocked 74 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 458 runs and hold an OBP of .354. As a team, the Doosan Bears are notching 5.3 runs per game, which is 3rd in the league.
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Kyeong-min Ho is a batter who should impact this game for Doosan. For his career, Ho has hit 37 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 444 runs. His slugging percentage is .389 and he has totaled 1,417 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 4,119 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,080 times. He has struck out 341 times and earned a walk on 286 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .359 on-base percentage. Ho has a batting average of .297 for his baseball career, with 577 scored runs and an OPS of .748.
The Bears have stolen 53 bags and have been gunned down 26 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 32.9%. The Doosan Bears have a tally of 2,312 putouts for the season, in addition to 813 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which has them ranked 1st in the league and they have twisted 76 double plays.
The Bears are sitting with a team ERA of 4.49 for the season (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 612 hitters. Doosan has relinquished 815 base knocks (9.5 per 9 innings) and 385 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.74 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.51. Bears pitchers have conceded 69 home runs and also 422 runs (8th in baseball).
Lee (36-26 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.37 and he has faced 2,205 opposing batters in baseball. He has conceded 534 base hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) with 229 walks. His ERA is 5.01 (273 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.555. Lee has thrown 490 frames and has accounted for 309 strikeouts during his professional baseball career.
The Giants have a slugging percentage of .394 and they are earning 5.06 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have 153 two-baggers, while taking a walk 390 times as well as scoring 455 runs. Lotte is sitting with 74 long balls on the campaign as well as 440 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 621 instances (6th in the league) and have a total of 849 hits. The Lotte Giants are sitting with an on-base percentage of .354 and a batting average of .271 on the season.
Hoon Chung is a hitter who should impact this game for Lotte. Chung has earned a walk 347 times while going down on strikes on 660 occasions. His on-base percentage sits at .362 and he has a lifetime OPS of .757. Over the course of the 3,083 official at-bats in his professional career, Chung has hit .278 in addition to 858 base hits. He has scored 494 runs and has 385 RBIs. He has gone deep 57 times, with 1,218 total bases and a .395 slugging %.
Out of their 100 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 70 times and been caught 30 times (30.0% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have turned 80 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Giants have 856 assists, 53 errors and have accumulated 2,383 putouts during this campaign.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.558 with a FIP of 5.71 as a squad this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.58 (648 strikeouts vs 411 walks). They rank 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 826. They have surrendered 85 homers and they allow 5.71 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 504 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 5.33 (470 earned runs conceded).
Park (36-45 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.50 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.29 and he has faced 2,940 batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 358 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.398 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. During his career, Park has allowed 736 hits while tallying 522 strikeouts in 664 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Doosan (+112)
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