Hanwha Eagles vs LG Twins Prediction, 9/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+178) LG (-243)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Casey Kelly and the LG Twins (53-40, 2nd in KBO) will take on the Hanwha Eagles (37-61, 10th in KBO) on Thursday. The Twins open this contest at -243 while the Eagles are priced at +178. The over/under opens at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Ryan Carpenter and Casey Kelly.
Hanwha has a slugging % of .340 and have been rung up 910 times, while taking a walk on 442 occasions. They have amassed 384 runs batted in as well as 783 hits for the season, and their team batting average is .235. The Eagles have hit 150 doubles as a team and have hit 57 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 414 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .332. As a unit, the Hanwha Eagles are earning 4.0 runs per game, which is 9th in the league.
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Eun-won Jung is a hitter who should impact this game for Hanwha. Jung is sitting with a batting avereage of .262 for his career in baseball, with 206 scored runs and an OPS of .720. He has struck out 268 times and earned a walk on 191 occasions, which contributes in part to a .352 OBP. For his pro baseball career, Jung has hit 19 baseballs out of the park while driving in 137 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .368 in addition to having tallied 507 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 1,598 times and got on base with a hit 361 times.
The Hanwha Eagles have earned 2,699 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 898 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .979 which has them sitting 9th in Korean baseball and have a total of 92 double plays. The Eagles have stolen 79 bases and have been caught 32 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 28.8%.
The Eagles hold a team ERA of 4.80 this season (7th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 726 batters. Hanwha has surrendered 864 hits (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 480 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.41 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.53. Eagles pitchers have allowed 91 home runs in addition to 540 runs in total (2nd in KBO).
Carpenter has taken the ball for 1,421 frames and is sitting with 1,297 punch outs thus far in his career. Carpenter (81-89 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.77 and he has faced 5,713 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.29 (678 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.315. He has conceded 1,475 base hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 394 free passes.
LG has tallied 84 HRs over the course of the season and 413 runs batted in. They have 140 doubles, while walking 406 times and putting up 428 runs. The LG Twins have recorded an OBP of .346 as well as a team batting average of .252 so far this season. The Twins have a team SLG% of .383 and they earn 4.51 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have struck out on 582 instances (10th in KBO) and have 789 base hits.
Hyun Soo Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Kim has drawn a walk 868 times while going down on strikes on 796 chances. He is sitting with 1,034 runs and has 1,171 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .397 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .881. He has gone deep 217 times, in addition to having 3,119 bases in total and also a .484 slugging percentage. In the 6,449 at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has compiled an average at the plate of .316 in addition to 2,037 base hits.
Out of their 96 attempts at stealing a base, they have had success 69 times and been caught 27 times (28.1% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have turned 102 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Twins have racked up 1,028 assists, 60 errors and have amassed 2,521 putouts so far this season.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.324 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a team for the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.87 (659 strikeouts against 352 bases on balls). They are sitting at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 760. They have given up 55 long balls and they relinquish 4.10 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The LG pitching staff have conceded 383 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.70 (345 earned runs given up).
Kelly (84-85 career record) holds a 3.89 earned run average while allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and he has faced 5,924 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 601 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.313 and having a FIP of 4.5. Thus far in his career, Kelly has conceded 1,434 base knocks while earning 1,061 strikeouts in 1,390 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+178)
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