Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 10/5/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+178) Lotte (-243)
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the venue where Dan Straily and the Lotte Giants (57-62, 8th in KBO) will play the Kia Tigers (46-66, 9th in KBO) on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Tigers coming in at +178 and the Giants are at -243. The total has been set at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Gi Yeong Im and Dan Straily.
As a squad, the Kia Tigers are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which is 10th in baseball. They are sitting with 478 runs while holding a team OBP of .338. The Tigers have compiled 155 doubles as a team and have hit 56 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 460 RBI's in addition to 985 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate sits at .247. Kia owns a slugging percentage of .337 and have been called out on strikes 750 times, while taking a walk on 504 occasions.
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Won-joon Choi is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. Choi is sitting with a batting avereage of .288 for his career in baseball, with 253 runs scored and an OPS of .735. He has been struck out 218 times and has taken a walk on 127 occasions, contributing to a .349 OBP. In his career, Choi has slapped 15 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 155 runs. His slugging percentage is .386 in addition to having tallied 603 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to the plate 1,750 times and got on base with a base hit 449 times.
The Tigers have swiped 79 bases and have been thrown out 34 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 30.1%. The Kia Tigers have 3,144 putouts thus far, as well as 1,105 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .979 which ranks 7th in the league and have a total of 108 double plays.
The Tigers have a team earned run average of 5.07 for the season (9th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 792 batters. Kia has surrendered 1,072 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 590 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.49 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.53. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 117 home runs and also 639 total runs (4th in the league).
Lim (33-39 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.58 while he has faced 2,589 batters in baseball. He has given up 710 base knocks (11.0 hits per nine innings) with 170 walks. His ERA is 5.10 (329 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.515. Lim has taken the mound for 581 innings and has accounted for 436 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
Lotte has 93 long balls on the year to go along with 611 runs batted in. They have hit 229 doubles, while getting a free base 524 times as well as scoring 638 runs. The Lotte Giants have a team on-base percentage of .358 and a team batting average of .276 over the course of the season. The Giants hold a slugging % of .397 and they average 5.15 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have been rung up on 850 instances (6th in baseball) and have recorded 1,193 base knocks.
Hoon Chung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. During the 3,192 at-bats in his pro career, Chung has an average at the plate of .278 and has racked up 888 base knocks. He has hit it out of the park 59 times, as well as 1,265 total bases and a .396 slugging percentage. Chung has drawn a free base 369 times while fanning on 685 attempts. He has tallied 509 runs and has 404 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .363 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .759.
Out of their 124 tries at stealing a base, they have made it 83 times and been caught 41 times (33.1% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have turned 108 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in KBO). The Giants have 1,198 assists, 73 errors and have notched a total of 3,279 putouts for the season.
The Lotte pitching staff have surrendered 701 runs on the season while having an ERA of 5.39 (655 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 118 dingers and they allow 5.77 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.581 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.77 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.60 (896 strikeouts vs 561 walks). They are sitting at 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,167.
During his pro baseball career, Straily has given up 1,867 base knocks while totaling 1,937 strikeouts in 2,008 frames. He has given up a total of 906 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.271 and having a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 2.82 and he has gone up against 8,491 hitters in his pro baseball career. Straily (129-104 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.06 earned run average and has surrendered 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+178)
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