KT Wiz vs LG Twins Prediction, 10/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs LG Twins
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-147) LG (+110)
Jun Hyeung Lim and the LG Twins (65-51, 3rd in KBO) host the KT Wiz (70-49, 1st in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Saturday. The Wiz open this game at -147 while the Twins are priced at +110. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Young Pyo Ko and Jun Hyeung Lim.
The Wiz have compiled 195 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 98 balls out of the park. KT has a slugging percentage of .387 and have been rung up 916 times, while taking a walk on 568 occasions. As a squad, the KT Wiz are notching 5.2 runs per game, which has them at 4th in baseball. They have earned 611 runs batted in in addition to 1,124 hits this season, while their team batting average comes in at .267. They have accumulated 652 runs scored while having a team OBP of .358.
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Baek-ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his professional baseball career, Kang has hit 81 baseballs over the fence while driving in 332 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .527 and he has a total of 1,007 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to bat 2,209 times and came through with a base base knock 623 times. He has been struck out 378 times and has gotten a free base on 271 occasions, contributing to a .409 on-base percentage. Kang has an average at the plate of .326 in his time in baseball, in addition to 345 scored runs and an OPS of .936.
The Wiz have swiped 84 bases and have been thrown out 25 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 22.9%. The KT Wiz have notched a total of 3,330 putouts this season, as well as 1,296 assists and 100 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .979 which puts them in 7th in the league and they have twisted 119 double plays.
Their K/BB ratio is 2.12 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.31. Wiz pitchers have surrendered 77 long balls in addition to 519 total runs (9th in the league). KT has surrendered 1,024 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) as well as 455 earned runs. The Wiz hold a team ERA of 3.69 for the year (1st in the league), and they have rung up 919 batters.
Ko (30-33 career record) has a FIP of 5.05 and he has faced 2,327 opposing hitters in baseball. He has allowed 596 base knocks (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has 103 walks. His ERA is 4.61 (277 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.291. Ko has taken the ball for 541 innings and has earned 481 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Twins hold a team slugging % of .382 and they are scoring 4.59 runs per outing (8th in the league). They have notched 190 doubles, while getting a free base 492 times as well as putting up 560 runs. LG has accumulated 101 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 534 runs batted in. They have struck out on 764 instances (10th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,030 base hits. The LG Twins hold an on-base percentage of .344 as well as a batting average of .255 for the season.
Chang-ki Hong is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Hong has earned a free base 207 times while being called out on strikes on 224 attempts. His OBP is .433 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .854. For the 1,024 at-bats in his pro career, Hong has accrued an average at the plate of .305 and has racked up 312 base hits. He has accumulated 205 runs in addition to having 108 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 12 times, with 431 total bases and a .421 slugging percentage.
Of their 117 chances at stealing a base, they have had success 82 times and been caught 35 times (29.9% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have turned 133 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Twins have accrued 1,272 assists, 80 errors and have 3,232 putouts so far this year.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.327 in addition to having a FIP of 4.16 as a team this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.88 (887 strikeouts against 471 free passes). They come in at 10th in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 958. They have conceded 73 homers and they surrender 4.16 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The LG pitching staff have allowed 498 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.72 (445 earned runs conceded).
In his pro baseball career, Lim has surrendered 9 base hits while he has tallied 8 punch outs in 6 frames. He has surrendered a total of 3 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.421 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.42 and he has gone up against 26 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Lim (0-0 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.26 earned run average while giving up 12.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LG (+110)
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