Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 10/27/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (-105) Lotte (-110)
Enderson Franco and the Lotte Giants (63-68, 8th in KBO) play the Kia Tigers (56-73, 9th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have the Tigers priced at -105 and the Giants are at -110. The over/under opens at 8. The men taking the mound will be Daniel Mengden and Enderson Franco.
As a team, the Kia Tigers are notching 4.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in baseball. They have earned a total of 553 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .339. The Tigers have tallied 179 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 63 balls out of the stadium. They have 532 runs batted in as well as 1,160 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is .249. Kia is slugging .337 and have been called out on strikes 877 times, while getting the free base on 579 occasions.
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Seon-bin Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. For his career, Kim has hit 29 balls out of the park while driving in 455 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .380 in addition to having tallied 1,538 bases. For his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 4,671 times and has delivered a base hit 1,227 times. He has struck out 416 times and earned a walk on 451 at-bats, contributing to a .374 on-base percentage. Kim has compiled an average at the plate of .303 for his career, with 599 runs scored and an OPS of .754.
The Tigers have swiped 88 bases and have been caught 43 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 32.8%. The Kia Tigers have 3,675 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,316 assists and 105 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .979 which has them ranked 6th in the league and have earned 136 double plays.
The Tigers have an ERA of 4.91 this season (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 921 hitters. Tigers pitchers have given up 127 home runs and also 726 total runs (2nd in KBO). Kia has allowed 1,239 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) as well as 668 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.52 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.50.
Mengden (69-54 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.05 and he has faced 4,299 hitters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 972 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 312 walks. His ERA is 3.64 (434 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.198. Mengden has taken the hill for 1,072 frames and has accounted for 934 punch outs so far in his career.
Lotte has 102 home runs on the campaign as well as 680 runs batted in. The have tallied 253 two-baggers, while walking 569 times and scoring 710 runs. The Lotte Giants have a team on-base percentage of .358 and a batting average of .279 for the season. The Giants hold a slugging % of .399 and they score 5.14 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have been rung up on 935 occasions (6th in baseball) and have tallied 1,341 base knocks.
Jun-woo Jeon is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Jeon has drawn a free base 466 times while being called out on strikes on 861 tries. He has tallied 842 runs and notched 742 runs batted in. His OBP is .363 and he has earned a career OPS of .828. He has homered 168 times, with 2,352 total bases and a .465 slugging percentage. During the 5,053 official at-bats in his pro career, Jeon is sitting with a batting avereage of .298 and has racked up 1,506 base hits.
In their 138 attempts at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 94 times and been caught 44 times (31.9% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have turned 121 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in the league). The Giants have accrued 1,339 assists, 83 errors and have amassed 3,651 putouts for the year.
The Lotte pitching staff have yielded 788 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.47 (739 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 130 homers and they yield 5.83 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.585 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.83 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.58 (1,004 strikeouts vs 636 walks). They rank 1st in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,293.
In his pro career, Franco has surrendered 1,230 hits while tallying 857 strikeouts in 1,118 innings pitched. He has allowed 567 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.427 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and he has faced 4,906 batters in his pro baseball career. Franco (58-67 career win-loss record) holds a 4.56 ERA and has given up 9.9 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte (-110) and under the total runs
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