Kia Tigers vs LG Twins Prediction, 6/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs LG Twins
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (-101) LG (-136)
Chan-heon Chung and the LG Twins (35-26, 2nd in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (24-34, 8th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Tigers priced at -101 and the Twins are at -136. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Min-woo Lee and Chan-heon Chung.
As a team, the Kia Tigers are recording 4.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have earned 231 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .349. The Tigers have tallied 74 doubles as a team and have smacked 21 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 224 runs batted in and 504 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .254. Kia has a slugging rate of .334 and have struck out 378 times, while getting the free base on 265 occasions.
Won-joon Choi is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. In his professional baseball career, Choi has hit 12 baseballs out of the park while driving in 139 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped into the batters box 1,475 times and has delivered with a base knock 381 times. Choi has recorded a batting average of .290 for his career in baseball, with 223 runs scored and an OPS of .739. His career slugging percentage is .390 in addition to racking up 513 bases. He has fanned 196 times and has been walked on 106 at-bats, which has contributed to a .349 on-base %.
The Kia Tigers have a tally of 1,559 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 567 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which has them sitting 5th in KBO and have a total of 55 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 43 bags and have been caught 16 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 27.1%.
The Tigers have compiled a team ERA of 5.44 for the season (9th in baseball), and they have struck out 404 batters. Kia has given up 548 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and 314 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.35 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.63. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 57 home runs in addition to 333 total runs (2nd in the league).
Lee (12-23 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 7.11 and he has faced 1,122 hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 301 base knocks (11.3 hits per nine innings) and has 107 walks. His ERA is 6.51 (174 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.695. Lee has taken the hill for 240 innings and has totaled 175 strikeouts in his career.
The LG Twins have compiled an OBP of .349 and a batting average of .250 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 383 occasions (9th in the league) and have earned 502 hits. LG has compiled 51 home runs on the year and 253 runs batted in. The Twins have a team slugging % of .380 and they earn 4.30 runs per outing (8th in baseball). They have 97 two-baggers, while walking 275 times and putting up 262 runs.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter who can be a difference maker for LG. Yoo has drawn a walk 153 times while fanning on 458 attempts. His OBP is .332 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .764. In the 2,347 official at-bats in his professional career, Yoo has compiled an average at the plate of .271 in addition to having 635 base hits. He is sitting with 263 runs in addition to having 369 RBIs. He has hit a home run 89 times, with 1,015 bases in total and a .432 slugging percentage.
Out of their 65 chances at stealing a base, they have had success 48 times and been caught 17 times (26.2% caught stealing rate). The LG Twins have turned 65 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (2nd in KBO). The Twins have 656 assists, 39 errors and are sitting with 1,621 putouts this year.
The LG pitching staff have allowed 245 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.70 (222 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 35 dingers and they surrender 4.08 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.370 in addition to having a FIP of 4.08 as a staff for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.75 (429 strikeouts vs 245 walks). They are currently ranked 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 495.
Thus far in his career, Chung has conceded 663 base hits and he has 423 strikeouts in 592 innings. Chung (39-44 career record) has a 4.79 earned run average and has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 315 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.481 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.98 and he has faced 2,630 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (-101)
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