Kiwoom Heroes vs LG Twins Prediction, 5/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs LG Twins
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-106) LG (-129)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Min Ho Lee and the LG Twins (22-20, 6th in KBO) will play the Kiwoom Heroes (23-19, 4th in KBO) on Friday. The Heroes open this game at -106 while the Twins are coming in at -129. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Brigham and Min Ho Lee.
As a unit, the Kiwoom Heroes are earning 5.7 runs per game, which has them at 2nd in the league. They are sitting with 239 runs scored and hold an OBP of .357. The Heroes have tallied 86 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 26 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 218 runs batted in as well as 391 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is at .268. Kiwoom has a slugging rate of .394 and have been called out on strikes 321 times, while getting the free base on 187 occasions.
Jung-hoo Lee is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. For his pro baseball career, Lee has hit 30 baseballs over the fence while driving in 304 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .472 in addition to earning 1,081 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he faced a pitcher 2,583 times and has reached base with a base hit 775 times. He has struck out 225 times and has taken a walk on 232 occasions, which has contributed to a .401 on-base %. Lee has hit .338 for his career in baseball, with 403 scored runs and an OPS of .873.
The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with 1,134 putouts thus far, in addition to 440 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .979 which has them ranked 6th in KBO and have a total of 45 double plays. The Heroes have stolen 20 bases and have been thrown out 8 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 28.6%.
Their K/BB ratio is 1.57 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.54. Heroes pitchers have conceded 37 long balls and also 211 runs in total (4th in the league). Kiwoom has yielded 404 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and 192 earned runs. The Heroes have a team earned run average of 4.57 this season (7th in the league), and their staff has struck out 283 batters.
Brigham (100-88 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.68 and he has gone up against 7,332 opposing batters in baseball. He has surrendered 1,684 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 579 free passes. His earned run average is 3.97 (754 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.325. Brigham has taken the hill for 1,708 innings and has earned 1,436 strikeouts during his career.
The LG Twins have accounted for an OBP of .344 in addition to a batting average of .245 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 263 instances (10th in the league) and have notched a total of 340 hits. LG has accounted for 39 home runs this season as well as 172 RBIs. The Twins have a team slugging % of .386 and they tally 4.26 runs per game (9th in the league). They hit 71 doubles, while taking a walk 192 times and notching 179 runs.
Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. For the 733 at-bats in his pro career, Hong has compiled an average at the plate of .289 and has racked up 212 base hits. He has hit it out of the park 10 times, in addition to having 308 bases in total and also a .420 slugging percentage. Hong has drawn a walk 153 times while fanning on 168 attempts. He is sitting with 152 runs in addition to having earned 81 RBIs. His OBP is .423 and he holds a career OPS of .843.
In their 51 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 39 times and been caught 12 times (23.5% caught stealing rate). The LG Twins have turned 46 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (3rd in KBO). The Twins have recorded 444 assists, 30 errors and have earned 1,109 putouts this season.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.411 with a FIP of 4.38 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.73 (304 strikeouts vs 176 walks). They sit at 8th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 345. They have given up 27 HR's and they allow 4.38 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The LG pitching staff have surrendered 180 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.95 (162 earned runs yielded).
So far in his career, Lee has conceded 117 base hits while he has tallied 96 strikeouts in 126 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 58 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.397 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.63 and he has gone up against 554 opposing batters so far in his career. Lee (7-6 record in his career) has a 4.14 ERA and has conceded 8.4 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take LG (-129) and over 9.5 runs
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