Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 10/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+133) Lotte (-178)
Eui Lee Lee and the Kia Tigers (56-74, 9th in KBO) are headed to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Lotte Giants (64-68, 8th in KBO). The Tigers open this game at +133 while the Giants are coming in at -178. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Eui Lee Lee and Enderson Franco.
As a team, the Kia Tigers are notching 4.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 10th in the league. They have notched a total of 554 runs scored and hold an OBP of .338. The Tigers have hit 179 doubles as a team and have knocked 63 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 533 runs batted in and 1,167 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is at .248. Kia has a slugging percentage of .336 and have struck out 889 times, while taking a walk on 580 occasions.
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Won-joon Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. In his career, Choi has slapped 15 balls over the fence while driving in 160 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he came to the plate 1,849 times and has delivered a base hit 474 times. Choi is sitting with a batting avereage of .288 for his career in baseball, in addition to 263 runs scored and an OPS of .732. His career slugging percentage is .382 and he has accumulated 629 bases. He has gone down on strikes 232 times and earned a walk on 138 occasions, which contributes in part to a .350 on-base %.
The Kia Tigers have earned 3,699 putouts thus far, as well as 1,324 assists and 106 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which has them sitting 6th in KBO and they have turned 136 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 88 bases and have been thrown out 43 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 32.8%.
The Tigers hold a team earned run average of 4.90 for the season (9th in KBO), and their staff has rung up 931 batters. Tigers pitchers have allowed 128 long balls in addition to 730 runs in total (2nd in the league). Kia has conceded 1,247 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 671 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.53 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.50.
Lee has thrown 94 frames and has 93 strikeouts so far in his pro career. Lee (4-5 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.99 while he has gone up against 404 batters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 3.61 (38 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.320. He has given up 69 base knocks (6.6 hits per 9 innings) with 56 walks.
Lotte has tallied 103 home runs for the year as well as 687 RBIs. They have hit 259 two-baggers, while getting a free base 571 times as well as putting up 717 runs. The Lotte Giants have an on-base percentage of .358 in addition to a team batting average of .279 over the course of the season. The Giants hold a slugging % of .400 and they are earning 5.12 runs per outing (2nd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 946 instances (6th in the league) and have recorded 1,361 hits.
Hoon Chung is a batter who should impact this game for Lotte. In the 3,240 official at-bats in his baseball career, Chung has hit .277 with 899 base hits. He has homered 60 times, with 1,281 bases in total and also a .395 slugging percentage. Chung has drawn a free base 374 times while being called out on strikes on 693 tries. He has compiled 513 runs and has 411 RBIs. His OBP sits at .362 and he has earned a career OPS of .757.
The Lotte Giants have twisted 121 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in KBO). The Giants have recorded 1,349 assists, 84 errors and have amassed 3,705 putouts for the season. Out of their 142 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 98 times and been caught 44 times (31.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.576 and have a FIP of 5.79 as a squad for the season. They are sitting at 1st in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,307. The Lotte pitching staff have relinquished 794 runs for the year while having an ERA of 5.42 (744 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.61 (1,026 strikeouts vs 639 free passes). They have surrendered 131 homers and they relinquish 5.79 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league).
Thus far in his career, Franco has surrendered 1,230 base hits while he has accumulated 859 K's in 1,119 innings pitched. Franco (58-67 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.56 ERA while conceding 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up 567 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.425 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.35 and he has gone up against 4,909 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte (-178)
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