Hanwha Eagles vs LG Twins Prediction, 5/8/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs LG Twins
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+115) LG (-125)
See-hwan Chang and the Hanwha Eagles (12-15, 9th in KBO) are headed to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the LG Twins (15-12, 3rd in KBO). The Twins open this contest at -125 while the Eagles are coming in at +115. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are See-hwan Chang and Min Ho Lee.
Hanwha owns a slugging percentage of .340 and have been called out on strikes 251 times, while drawing a walk on 121 occasions. They have accounted for 122 RBI's in addition to 220 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .244. The Eagles have tallied 45 doubles as a squad and have smacked 12 balls out of the park. They have earned 133 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .337. As a squad, the Hanwha Eagles are earning 4.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 7th in KBO.
Joo-Suk Ha is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. Ha has accumulated a batting average of .267 for his career in baseball, in addition to 257 runs scored and an OPS of .695. He has been struck out 478 times and has walked on 105 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .313 on-base percentage. For his professional baseball career, Ha has hit 36 balls over the fence while knocking in 222 runs. His career slugging percentage is .382 in addition to racking up 704 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to bat 2,000 times and has reached base with a base hit 492 times.
The Eagles have swiped 21 bags and have been thrown out 6 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 22.2%. The Hanwha Eagles have earned a total of 711 putouts this season, as well as 238 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .979 which ranks 7th in KBO and have accumulated 21 double plays.
The Eagles have an earned run average of 4.44 over the course of the season (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 196 hitters. Hanwha has conceded 209 base hits (7.9 per 9 innings) and 117 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.43 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.46. Eagles pitchers have conceded 22 home runs and also 130 runs in total (6th in the league).
Chang has taken the ball for 550 innings and has earned 482 strikeouts during his career. Chang (21-54 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 6.75 while he has gone up against 2,540 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 9.82 (336 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.852. He has surrendered 621 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 303 free passes.
The LG Twins are sitting with an OBP of .338 and a batting average of .239 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 169 instances (10th in baseball) and have accounted for 212 hits. LG has 23 long balls on the campaign to go along with 103 RBIs. The Twins have a team slugging percentage of .371 and they are earning 3.93 runs per contest (10th in KBO). They have 44 doubles, while taking a walk 124 times as well as racking up 106 runs.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter who should impact this game for LG. Yoo has drawn a free base 147 times while going down on strikes on 438 tries. He has a total of 254 runs in addition to having 353 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .333 and he has a lifetime OPS of .768. He has homered 86 times, as well as 978 total bases and also a .435 slugging %. During the 2,249 at-bats in his baseball career, Yoo has compiled an average at the plate of .272 in addition to having 611 hits.
Of their 30 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 25 times and been caught 5 times (16.7% caught stealing rate). The LG Twins have turned 30 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (3rd in KBO). The Twins have recorded 273 assists, 18 errors and have earned a total of 714 putouts for the season.
The LG pitching staff have relinquished 109 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.82 (101 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 16 dingers and they surrender 4.12 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.391 and have a FIP of 4.12 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.80 (211 strikeouts against 117 bases on balls). They sit at 9th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 214.
Thus far in his career, Lee has surrendered 108 base knocks while earning 82 punch outs in 110 frames. Lee (5-6 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.32 ERA while surrendering 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 53 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.450 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.58 and he has faced 491 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+115)
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