Kiwoom Heroes vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 4/10/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-150) Lotte (+140)
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the venue where Dan Straily and the Lotte Giants (1-2, 8th in KBO) will take on the Kiwoom Heroes (2-2, 6th in KBO) on Saturday. The Giants open this contest at +140 while the Heroes are coming in at -150. The total is set at 10. The starting pitchers will be Woo-jin Ahn and Dan Straily.
The Heroes have hit 8 doubles as a unit and have knocked 2 balls out of the stadium. Kiwoom owns a slugging percentage of .327 and have been rung up 37 times, while drawing a walk on 17 occasions. As a squad, the Kiwoom Heroes are scoring 6.0 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in the league. They have accounted for 20 RBI's in addition to 32 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average sits at .218. They have earned a total of 24 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .320.
The Heroes hold a team earned run average of 3.29 this season (4th in the league), and their staff has rung up 27 hitters. Kiwoom has allowed 42 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and 15 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.80 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.39. Heroes pitchers have allowed 1 home run and also 18 runs in total (4th in the league).
Ahn had a FIP of 3. He gave up 12 ER's last season with a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.4. He gave up 5 hits per nine innings and his WHIP was 1.028. His ERA was 3.00 and he struck out 41 hitters. Woo-jin Ahn conceded 20 base knocks in 36 innings pitched over the course of last season. Ahn has thrown 168 frames and has earned 171 punch outs so far in his pro career. His earned run average is 5.18 (97 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.482. He has conceded 167 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 83 free passes. Ahn (11-12 record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.66 and he has faced 753 opposing hitters during his time in baseball.
Lotte has hit 5 home runs for the season to go along with 19 RBIs. They have hit 5 doubles, while walking 13 times as well as scoring 19 runs. The Lotte Giants have recorded an on-base percentage of .391 in addition to a batting average of .316 this year. The Giants have a team slugging % of .491 and they score 6.33 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 23 occasions (6th in baseball) and have notched a total of 36 base hits.
The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 20 runs on the year while having an ERA of 7.20 (20 earned runs given up). They have yielded 8 home runs and they concede 7.20 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO). The Giants have a WHIP of 1.440 in addition to having a FIP of 7.20 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.30 (23 strikeouts vs 10 walks). They have a ranking of 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 26.
Straily had a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.0 with 205 total strikeouts. He took the hill for 194.2 innings last season while conceding 6.8 hits per 9 innings. Straily allowed 148 base knocks while conceding 54 earned runs (2.50 ERA). His WHIP was 1.02 and he was the owner of a FIP of 2.82 last year. During his pro baseball career, Straily has allowed 1,734 base hits while he has tallied 1,810 strikeouts in 1,876 innings. Straily (121-94 career win-loss mark) has a 4.04 earned run average and has conceded 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 843 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.259 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.89 and he has faced 7,912 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte (+140)
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