KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 8/24/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-135) Lotte (+115)
Jae-sung Bae and the KT Wiz (51-34, 1st in KBO) travel to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Lotte Giants (38-48, 8th in KBO). The odds on this matchup have the Wiz priced at -135 and the Giants are at +115. The total opens at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jae-sung Bae and Jun-won Seo.
As a squad, the KT Wiz are putting up 5.3 runs per game, which is 2nd in the league. They have accumulated 454 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .362. The Wiz have hit 133 doubles as a unit and have hit 68 balls out of the stadium. They have 422 runs batted in in addition to 769 hits on the season, and their team batting average is at .266. KT is slugging .388 and have been rung up 629 times, while being walked on 404 occasions.
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Jae-gyun Hwang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his pro baseball career, Hwang has hit 194 balls over the fence while driving in 902 runs. For his time in baseball, he came to the plate 6,731 times and has reached base with a hit 1,752 times. Hwang has accumulated a batting average of .292 for his career in baseball, in addition to 917 runs scored and an OPS of .685. His slugging percentage is .457 and he has accumulated 2,744 bases. He has fanned 1,133 times and has gotten a free base on 558 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .354 OBP.
The KT Wiz have a tally of 2,281 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 886 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .980 which puts them in 8th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 81 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 53 bases and have been gunned down 15 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 22.1%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.97 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Wiz pitchers have yielded 56 long balls and 383 runs in total (9th in baseball). KT has yielded 714 base hits (8.5 per 9 innings) as well as 341 earned runs. The Wiz have an ERA of 4.04 so far this year (2nd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 649 batters.
Bae has taken the ball for 397 innings and is sitting with 281 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.17 (184 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.489. He has allowed 385 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 206 walks. Bae (26-22 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.51 while he has faced 1,744 hitters in baseball.
The Lotte Giants have a team on-base percentage of .353 in addition to a team batting average of .271 this season. They have struck out on 610 occasions (6th in baseball) and have earned a total of 823 base knocks. Lotte has hit 70 home runs on the campaign to go along with 425 runs batted in. The Giants hold a slugging % of .391 and they are recording 5.06 runs per game (7th in baseball). The have tallied 148 two-baggers, while taking a walk 375 times as well as scoring 440 runs.
Ah-seop Son is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Son has drawn a free base 781 times while striking out on 1,045 chances. He has amassed 1,111 runs and has 846 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .400 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .866. He has gone deep 163 times, in addition to having 2,889 total bases and also a .466 slugging %. Over the course of the 6,193 at-bats in his pro career, Son has accrued an average at the plate of .324 in addition to 2,004 base hits.
The Lotte Giants have turned 78 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (2nd in KBO). The Giants have racked up 832 assists, 52 errors and have 2,313 putouts on the campaign. Of their 99 attempts at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 69 times and been caught 30 times (30.3% caught stealing rate).
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.540 and have a FIP of 5.70 as a team on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.63 (632 strikeouts vs 388 walks). They are sitting at 2nd in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 799. They have conceded 85 home runs and they concede 5.70 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 488 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.31 (455 earned runs relinquished).
During his career, Seo has given up 280 base hits while totaling 138 strikeouts in 233 innings pitched. Seo (11-17 career mark) holds a 5.51 earned run average while surrendering 10.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 143 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.583 and a FIP of 5.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.53 and he has gone up against 1,059 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT (-135)
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