KT Wiz vs LG Twins Prediction, 9/4/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs LG Twins
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-144) LG (+109)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the venue where Ju-young Son and the LG Twins (52-37, 2nd in KBO) will take on the KT Wiz (56-37, 1st in KBO) on Saturday. The Twins open this matchup at +109 while the Wiz are priced at -144. The O/U is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Young-pyo Ko and Ju-young Son.
The Wiz have tallied 144 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 75 balls out of the park. KT has a slugging % of .390 and have been called out on strikes 686 times, while taking a walk on 435 occasions. As a team, the KT Wiz are scoring 5.3 runs/g, which is 1st in the league. They have compiled 468 RBI's as well as 848 hits so far this year, while their team batting average is .269. They have notched a total of 502 runs and have an on-base percentage of .363.
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Jeong-dae Bae is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. In his career, Bae has hit 21 balls over the fence while driving in 129 runs. For his career, he came to bat 1,227 times and has delivered a hit 281 times. Bae has accumulated a batting average of .262 in his time in baseball, in addition to 179 runs scored and an OPS of .716. His slugging percentage is .372 and he has racked up 398 bases. He has been struck out 286 times and has gotten a free base on 122 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .344 on-base percentage.
The KT Wiz have a total of 2,485 putouts this year, as well as 959 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .979 which has them ranked 7th in KBO and they have turned 89 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 64 bags and have been gunned down 17 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 21.0%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.03 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Wiz pitchers have allowed 60 home runs and also 416 total runs (9th in KBO). KT has surrendered 781 base knocks (8.5 per 9 innings) in addition to 370 earned runs. The Wiz have compiled a team ERA of 4.02 over the course of the season (2nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 711 hitters.
Ko has taken the hill for 502 innings and has totaled 457 strikeouts so far in his career. Ko (27-33 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 5.36 while going up against 2,182 opposing batters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.95 (276 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.331. He has allowed 567 hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) with 101 free passes.
The Twins hold a team SLG% of .390 and they have an average of 4.62 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They hit 135 doubles, while taking a walk 400 times as well as putting up 420 runs. LG has hit 84 home runs on the season to go along with 406 runs batted in. They have struck out on 556 occasions (10th in baseball) and have earned 764 hits. The LG Twins have recorded a team OBP of .350 and a batting average of .255 so far this year.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a batter who should impact this game for LG. Yoo has drawn a walk 157 times while being called out on strikes on 468 chances. His on-base percentage sits at .331 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .761. For the 2,426 at-bats in his career, Yoo has an average at the plate of .270 in addition to 656 base hits. He has amassed 268 runs in addition to having 381 RBIs. He has gone yard 90 times, with 1,042 total bases and a .430 slugging percentage.
Out of their 92 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 66 times and been caught 26 times (28.3% caught stealing rate). The LG Twins have twisted 99 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in KBO). The Twins have accrued 989 assists, 59 errors and have accumulated 2,413 putouts on the season.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.312 and have a FIP of 3.98 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.87 (629 strikeouts against 337 free passes). They come in at 10th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 718. They have conceded 51 dingers and they surrender 3.98 runs per 9 innings (1st in KBO). The LG pitching staff have surrendered 356 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.58 (320 earned runs yielded).
During his career, Son has allowed 32 hits and he has 24 punch outs in 34 innings pitched. Son (1-3 record in his career) has earned a 6.23 earned run average while allowing 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 24 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.702 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.89 and he has gone up against 161 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LG (+109)
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