Kia Tigers vs LG Twins Prediction, 4/20/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs LG Twins
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+145) LG (-170)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the venue where Chan-heon Chung and the LG Twins (8-4, 1st in KBO) will take on the Kia Tigers (6-6, 5th in KBO) on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Tigers priced at +145 and the Twins are at -170. The total is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Aaron Brooks and Chan-heon Chung.
As a unit, the Kia Tigers are notching 4.8 runs per game, which puts them at 4th in the league. They have accounted for 57 runs while holding a team OBP of .340. The Tigers have tallied 19 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 1 ball out of the park. They have accounted for 55 runs batted in in addition to 115 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate is .260. Kia is slugging .323 and have been called out on strikes 85 times, while being walked on 51 occasions.
Seon-bin Kim is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kia. Kim has compiled an average at the plate of .304 for his baseball career, with 549 runs scored and an OPS of .753. He has been struck out 382 times and has been walked on 404 occasions, contributing to a .375 on-base %. For his professional baseball career, Kim has drilled 24 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 395 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .378 and he has a total of 1,357 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 4,165 times and has delivered with a hit 1,090 times.
The Kia Tigers have notched a total of 347 putouts so far this season, as well as 125 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .992 which has them sitting 1st in the league and have a total of 7 double plays. The Tigers have swiped 9 bases and have been caught 2 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 18.2%.
The Tigers hold a team ERA of 5.23 on the season (9th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 88 hitters. Kia has surrendered 117 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) and 67 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.47 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.54. Tigers pitchers have given up 10 long balls and 69 runs in total (2nd in the league).
Brooks has taken the ball for 1,252 frames and has tallied 957 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 4.50 (626 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.314. He has allowed 1,403 hits (10.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 242 free passes. Brooks (81-66 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.88 and he has faced 5,282 batters in baseball.
The Twins have a team SLG% of .360 and they earn 4.25 runs per contest (7th in KBO). The have tallied 16 doubles, while taking a walk 51 times as well as scoring 51 runs. LG has accounted for 11 home runs on the campaign to go along with 49 RBIs. They have struck out on 74 occasions (10th in baseball) and have a total of 92 base hits. The LG Twins have a team OBP of .333 as well as a team batting average of .235 on the year.
Chang-ki Hong is a hitter who should impact this game for LG. Hong has earned a walk 125 times while fanning on 151 chances. He is sitting with 128 runs in addition to having 64 RBIs. His OBP sits at .420 and he has a career OPS of .844. He has gone yard 8 times, as well as 265 total bases and a .424 slugging percentage. In the 625 official at-bats in his pro career, Hong has hit .290 with 181 hits.
Out of their 11 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 8 times and been caught 3 times (27.3% caught stealing rate). The LG Twins have turned 17 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Twins have accrued 132 assists, 5 errors and have amassed 318 putouts on the campaign.
The LG pitching staff have conceded 39 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.31 (39 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 3 dingers and they concede 3.31 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.264 with a FIP of 3.31 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.90 (80 strikeouts vs 42 bases on balls). They come in at 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 92.
In his pro baseball career, Chung has conceded 617 base knocks while tallying 400 punch outs in 551 innings. Chung (35-42 career mark) has earned a 4.78 ERA while giving up 10.1 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 293 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.489 and having a FIP of 5.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.96 and he has faced 2,453 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+145)
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