KT Wiz vs LG Twins Prediction, 6/3/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: KT (+100) LG (-140)
Casey Kelly and the LG Twins (26-22, 4th in KBO) play the KT Wiz (26-20, 2nd in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday. The Wiz open this matchup at +100 while the Twins are priced at -140. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Odrisamer Despaigne and Casey Kelly.
KT has a slugging % of .395 and have been called out on strikes 358 times, while being walked on 234 occasions. They have accounted for 241 runs batted in in addition to 442 base knocks this season, while their batting average is sitting at .279. The Wiz have earned 78 doubles as a unit and have smacked 32 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 259 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .377. As a squad, the KT Wiz are earning 5.6 runs per outing, which is 2nd in baseball.
Baek-ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Kang has compiled an average at the plate of .328 in his time in baseball, with 299 scored runs and an OPS of .933. He has struck out 329 times and earned a walk on 209 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .404 on-base %. In his career, Kang has hit 71 baseballs out of the park while driving in 283 runs. His slugging percentage is .529 and he has a total of 868 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 1,872 times and has reached base with a base hit 538 times.
The KT Wiz have amassed 1,225 putouts thus far, in addition to 497 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .976 which ranks 9th in the league and have 44 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 33 bags and have been caught 13 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 28.3%.
The Wiz have a team ERA of 4.15 on the campaign (3rd in KBO), and the staff has struck out 328 hitters. KT has relinquished 394 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) as well as 188 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.67 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.45. Wiz pitchers have yielded 29 long balls and also 215 runs (8th in KBO).
Despaigne has taken the hill for 1,901 innings and has racked up 1,409 punch outs thus far in his career. Despaigne (105-108 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.54 while he has faced 8,280 batters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 4.06 (858 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.411. He has conceded 1,954 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 728 free passes.
The Twins have a team SLG% of .382 and they are earning 4.29 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They have hit 79 two-baggers, while taking a walk 217 times as well as scoring 206 runs. LG has tallied 42 HRs so far this year and 198 RBIs. They have struck out on 303 instances (8th in the league) and have a total of 391 base hits. The LG Twins have accumulated a team OBP of .345 and a team batting average of .247 so far this season.
Chang-ki Hong is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. During the 750 at-bats in his professional career, Hong has recorded a batting average of .289 with 217 base hits. He has gone yard 11 times, with 316 total bases and a .421 slugging percentage. Hong has earned a free base 160 times while fanning on 171 attempts. He has accounted for 157 runs in addition to having earned 83 runs batted in. His OBP sits at .426 and he holds a career OPS of .847.
The LG Twins have twisted 52 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (2nd in KBO). The Twins have recorded 511 assists, 32 errors and have 1,270 putouts this season. In their 55 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 42 times and been caught 13 times (23.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.389 in addition to having a FIP of 4.29 as a squad so far this year. They are currently ranked 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 393. The LG pitching staff have given up 202 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (184 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.76 (343 strikeouts against 195 free passes). They have surrendered 31 homers and they relinquish 4.29 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball).
In his career, Kelly has surrendered 1,379 base knocks and he has 1,011 strikeouts in 1,328 innings. Kelly (79-83 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.94 earned run average and has surrendered 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has given up 582 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.322 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and he has faced 5,677 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LG (-140)
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