KT Wiz vs LG Twins Prediction, 6/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs LG Twins
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-200) LG (+143)
Jae-sung Bae and the KT Wiz (25-20, 2nd in KBO) are headed to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet the LG Twins (26-21, 3rd in KBO). The Wiz open this matchup at -200 while the Twins are coming in at +143. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Jae-sung Bae and Chan-heon Chung.
The Wiz have recorded 77 doubles as a squad and have smacked 31 balls out of the stadium. KT has a slugging % of .393 and have been called out on strikes 352 times, while getting the free base on 232 occasions. As a squad, the KT Wiz are scoring 5.6 runs per contest, which puts them at 2nd in the league. They have tallied 233 runs batted in and 426 hits for the year, and their team batting average sits at .276. They have notched a total of 251 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .376.
Zoilo Almonte is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his career, Almonte has hit 186 balls out of the park while knocking in 874 runs. In his time in the Majors, he came to bat 6,577 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,689 times. Almonte has an average at the plate of .284 for his baseball career, with 773 scored runs and an OPS of .785. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .440 and he has racked up 2,616 bases. He has struck out 1,287 times and has walked on 538 occasions, which contributes in part to a .345 on-base percentage.
The Wiz have swiped 33 bags and have been thrown out 13 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 28.3%. The KT Wiz have accounted for 1,198 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 487 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .976 which is 9th in Korean baseball and have 40 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.67 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.46. Wiz pitchers have given up 29 long balls in addition to 214 total runs (8th in KBO). KT has relinquished 391 base knocks (8.8 per 9 innings) as well as 187 earned runs. The Wiz have an ERA of 4.22 for the year (3rd in KBO), and they have rung up 322 batters.
Bae has taken the ball for 357 frames and has tallied 244 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.16 (165 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.497. He has given up 347 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 188 free passes. Bae (24-20 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.48 while going up against 1,572 hitters in baseball.
The LG Twins have an on-base percentage of .347 in addition to a batting average of .249 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 297 occasions (8th in KBO) and have a total of 388 hits. LG has compiled 42 home runs on the year to go along with 197 RBIs. The Twins hold a team SLG% of .386 and they have an average of 4.36 runs per game (8th in the league). They have hit 78 doubles, while walking 214 times as well as notching 205 runs.
Ju-hyun Chung is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Chung has drawn a walk 151 times while fanning on 356 chances. His on-base percentage is .306 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .632. During the 1,503 at-bats in his professional career, Chung has hit .235 with 353 base hits. He has tallied 237 runs and notched 140 runs batted in. He has gone yard 16 times, in addition to having 490 total bases and also a .326 slugging %.
The LG Twins have turned 51 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (2nd in the league). The Twins have racked up 499 assists, 32 errors and have accounted for 1,243 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 53 attempts at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 40 times and been caught 13 times (24.5% caught stealing rate).
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.376 with a FIP of 4.21 as a team so far this season. They have a ranking of 9th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 377. The LG pitching staff have conceded 194 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.82 (176 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.75 (337 strikeouts vs 193 walks). They have surrendered 30 dingers and they yield 4.21 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball).
In his pro career, Chung has given up 653 base hits while he has earned 419 K's in 584 innings. Chung (38-44 career record) has a 4.78 ERA while giving up 10.1 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 310 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.483 and having a FIP of 5.1. His K/BB ratio is 1.97 and he has gone up against 2,596 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LG (+143)
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