Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+110) Lotte (-147)
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the venue where Kyeong-eun No and the Lotte Giants (21-32, 10th in KBO) will play the Kia Tigers (22-31, 8th in KBO) on Saturday. The Giants open this contest at -147 while the Tigers are priced at +110. The total opens at 12.5. The starting pitchers are Yu-sin Kim and Kyeong-eun No.
Kia is slugging .331 and have struck out 349 times, while being walked on 247 occasions. They have earned 207 RBI's as well as 461 hits so far this year, while their batting average is .254. The Tigers have accounted for 67 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 18 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 213 runs scored and hold an OBP of .351. As a unit, the Kia Tigers are notching 4.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 10th in the league.
Won-joon Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Choi has earned a batting average of .290 for his time in baseball, in addition to 219 runs scored and an OPS of .739. He has struck out 194 times and has been walked on 103 occasions, contributing to a .348 on-base percentage. For his career, Choi has slapped 12 baseballs out of the park while driving in 136 runs. His career slugging percentage is .391 and he has totaled 507 bases. For his career, he came to bat 1,453 times and got on base with a base hit 376 times.
The Tigers have swiped 39 bases and have been caught 16 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 29.1%. The Kia Tigers have notched a total of 1,427 putouts on the year, in addition to 526 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 2nd in KBO and have earned 50 double plays.
The Tigers hold a team ERA of 5.45 on the campaign (9th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 368 hitters. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 51 home runs and 306 runs in total (2nd in the league). Kia has surrendered 502 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and also 288 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.39 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.61.
Kim (0-4 career record) sits with a FIP of 9.21 while going up against 196 opposing batters in baseball. He has given up 46 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) with 28 walks. His ERA is 9.00 (43 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.721. Kim has taken the ball for 43 innings and has accounted for 24 punch outs so far in his career.
The Lotte Giants have an on-base percentage of .361 and a batting average of .276 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 403 instances (3rd in KBO) and have totaled 528 base hits. Lotte has recorded 44 home runs this season to go along with 278 runs batted in. The Giants hold a team SLG% of .400 and they earn 5.31 runs per contest (4th in KBO). They have recorded 102 doubles, while walking 249 times and racking up 287 runs.
Hoon Chung is a batter who should impact this game for Lotte. For the 2,950 at-bats in his pro career, Chung has hit .277 and has racked up 817 hits. He has gone deep 52 times, with 1,159 total bases and also a .393 slugging percentage. Chung has drawn a walk 336 times while going down on strikes on 640 tries. He has tallied 475 runs in addition to having earned 365 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .362 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .755.
The Lotte Giants have twisted 49 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in the league). The Giants have 537 assists, 37 errors and have earned 1,443 putouts this season. Of their 67 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 46 times and been caught 21 times (31.3% caught stealing rate).
The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 325 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 5.63 (301 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 55 long balls and they relinquish 6.08 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.578 and have a FIP of 6.08 as a pitching staff this season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.64 (399 strikeouts vs 243 walks). They sit at 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 516.
In his pro career, No has given up 1,057 base knocks and he has 733 K's in 1,023 innings. No (52-67 win-loss record in his career) has a 5.34 ERA while conceding 10.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 573 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.698 and a FIP of 6.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.52 and he has faced 4,526 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte (-147)
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