KT Wiz vs LG Twins Prediction, 7/1/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (+129) LG (-175)
Jae-sung Bae and the KT Wiz (40-27, 1st in KBO) go to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the LG Twins (41-29, 2nd in KBO). The Wiz open this contest at +129 while the Twins are coming in at -175. The total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jae-sung Bae and Chan-Kyu Lim.
KT is slugging .399 and have struck out 498 times, while being walked on 328 occasions. They have compiled 342 runs batted in and 618 base knocks on the season, while their batting average comes in at .272. The Wiz have tallied 108 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 55 balls out of the park. They have 368 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .369. As a unit, the KT Wiz are notching 5.5 runs per contest, which has them at 2nd in baseball.
Baek-ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. In his professional baseball career, Kang has drilled 74 balls over the fence while driving in 294 runs. For his career, he stepped into the batters box 1,960 times and has reached base with a base hit 563 times. Kang has hit .329 in his time in baseball, in addition to 315 scored runs and an OPS of .940. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .531 and he has racked up 907 bases. He has struck out 342 times and has walked on 228 occasions, which has contributed to a .409 on-base percentage.
The KT Wiz have notched a total of 1,783 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 697 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .979 which is 8th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 63 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 44 bags and have been gunned down 13 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 22.8%.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.91 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.42. Wiz pitchers have allowed 43 home runs and also 307 runs in total (9th in baseball). KT has given up 575 base hits (8.7 per 9 innings) in addition to 272 earned runs. The Wiz have compiled a team ERA of 4.12 on the season (2nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 510 hitters.
Bae (25-21 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.55 and he has faced 1,674 opposing batters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 373 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 197 walks. His ERA is 4.24 (179 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.500. Bae has taken the ball for 380 innings and has accounted for 267 K's during his career.
LG has accounted for 71 long balls on the campaign to go along with 319 RBIs. They hit 110 doubles, while getting a free base 320 times as well as recording 329 runs. The LG Twins have a team on-base percentage of .354 in addition to a batting average of .255 this season. The Twins have a SLG% of .400 and they score 4.70 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have struck out on 427 occasions (10th in KBO) and have earned 592 base knocks.
Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Hong has tallied a free base 177 times while striking out on 184 attempts. His on-base percentage sits at .435 and he holds a career OPS of .862. During the 826 at-bats in his pro career, Hong is sitting with a batting avereage of .299 in addition to 247 hits. He has compiled 176 runs and notched 89 runs batted in. He has hit it out of the park 11 times, with 353 total bases and a .427 slugging %.
The LG Twins have turned 78 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (5th in the league). The Twins have recorded 771 assists, 48 errors and have 1,855 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 76 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 56 times and been caught 20 times (26.3% caught stealing rate).
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.374 in addition to having a FIP of 4.12 as a team this season. They are sitting at 10th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 573. The LG pitching staff have allowed 283 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.73 (256 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.71 (471 strikeouts vs 276 walks). They have allowed 43 long balls and they relinquish 4.12 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball).
During his career, Lim has given up 808 hits while tallying 630 strikeouts in 748 innings pitched. He has allowed 412 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.550 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.79 and he has faced 3,363 opposing batters in his career. Lim (45-52 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.96 earned run average while allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT (+129)
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