LG Twins vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 5/5/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Doosan Bears
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (+110) Doosan (-130)
Casey Kelly and the LG Twins (13-12, 4th in KBO) head to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Doosan Bears (13-12, 3rd in KBO). The Twins open this matchup at +110 while the Bears are priced at -130. The total is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Casey Kelly and Walker Lockett.
The Twins have accumulated 37 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 21 balls out of the park. LG is slugging .360 and have been called out on strikes 158 times, while being walked on 111 occasions. As a team, the LG Twins are compiling 3.7 runs per game, which has them at 10th in baseball. They have recorded 89 runs batted in and 190 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .233. They have accounted for 92 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .330.
Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should impact this game for LG. In his MLB career, Hong has hit 9 baseballs out of the park while driving in 72 runs. His slugging percentage is .423 in addition to racking up 284 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 833 times and has come through with a hit 195 times. He has fanned 159 times and has gotten a free base on 135 at-bats, which has contributed to a .419 OBP. Hong has recorded a batting average of .290 in his time in baseball, in addition to 136 scored runs and an OPS of .842.
The Twins have stolen 25 bases and have been thrown out 5 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 16.7%. The LG Twins have earned a total of 660 putouts so far this season, in addition to 255 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which has them sitting 3rd in the league and have earned 27 double plays.
The Twins have a team ERA of 3.89 so far this year (4th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 194 batters. Twins pitchers have allowed 15 home runs and also 103 runs in total (9th in KBO). LG has given up 198 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) as well as 95 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.80 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.39.
Kelly has thrown 1,298 innings and has tallied 991 strikeouts during his professional baseball career. His ERA is 3.92 (566 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.322. He has surrendered 1,350 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 367 walks. Kelly (77-81 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.57 and he has gone up against 5,550 opposing hitters in baseball.
The Doosan Bears are sitting with a team OBP of .367 and a batting average of .284 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 172 occasions (8th in the league) and have earned a total of 252 hits. Doosan has recorded 22 HRs so far this season and 134 RBIs. The Bears hold a team SLG% of .400 and they are earning 5.60 runs per outing (2nd in baseball). They have 31 two-baggers, while taking a walk 109 times and scoring 140 runs.
Geon-woo Park is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Over the course of the 2,757 at-bats in his professional career, Park has earned a batting average of .327 in addition to 901 hits. He has homered 84 times, as well as 1,378 total bases and a .500 slugging percentage. Park has recorded a walk 237 times while going down on strikes on 402 chances. He has compiled 517 runs and notched 431 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .387 and he has a career OPS of .887.
Of their 17 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 8 times and been caught 9 times (52.9% caught stealing rate). The Doosan Bears have twisted 29 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .978 (7th in the league). The Bears have recorded 249 assists, 21 errors and have accounted for 670 putouts on the campaign.
The Bears have a team WHIP of 1.542 with a FIP of 4.31 as a team for the year. They are sitting at 2nd in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 245. The Doosan pitching staff have given up 107 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.79 (94 earned runs given up). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.66 (164 strikeouts against 99 walks). They have allowed 19 HR's and they allow 4.31 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Lockett (34-37 career mark) has earned a 4.33 ERA while conceding 9.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and he has gone up against 2,854 hitters during his career. He has surrendered a total of 316 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.350 and a FIP of 5.3. During his pro baseball career, Lockett has surrendered 724 base knocks while earning 501 strikeouts in 656 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (+110)
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