LG Twins vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 7/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Doosan Bears
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-188) Doosan (+139)
Min-kyu Kim and the Doosan Bears (35-38, 7th in KBO) play the LG Twins (43-32, 2nd in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Friday. The Bears open this matchup at +139 while the Twins are priced at -188. The over/under has been set at 9. The men taking the mound are Min Ho Lee and Min-kyu Kim.
As a team, the LG Twins are earning 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 8th in KBO. They have notched a total of 348 runs scored while having a team OBP of .351. The Twins have tallied 114 doubles as a unit and have hit 73 balls out of the park. They have tallied 337 runs batted in and 628 base knocks this year, and their batting average sits at .253. LG has a slugging percentage of .393 and have struck out 450 times, while drawing a walk on 341 occasions.
Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Hong has compiled an average at the plate of .301 for his time in baseball, with 178 scored runs and an OPS of .864. He has fanned 189 times and has been walked on 179 occasions, which contributes in part to a .436 on-base percentage. For his professional baseball career, Hong has drilled 11 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 92 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .428 and he has totaled 362 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to the plate 1,059 times and also came through with a base knock 255 times.
The LG Twins have a tally of 1,990 putouts for the season, as well as 830 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 4th in the league and they have turned 86 double plays. The Twins have stolen 57 bases and have been caught 21 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 26.9%.
The Twins hold a team earned run average of 3.72 so far this season (1st in KBO), and their staff has struck out 502 hitters. Twins pitchers have given up 44 home runs and 304 total runs (10th in baseball). LG has surrendered 609 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and also 274 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.74 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35.
Lee has taken the hill for 154 innings and has racked up 113 punch outs so far in his career. Lee (8-9 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.44 while going up against 667 opposing hitters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 4.03 (69 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.325. He has surrendered 136 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 68 free passes.
Doosan is sitting with 63 HRs for the season to go along with 363 runs batted in. They have put up 111 doubles, while walking 307 times as well as putting up 382 runs. The Doosan Bears have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .358 in addition to a team batting average of .275 on the year. The Bears have a team SLG% of .401 and they average 5.23 runs per game (6th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 490 occasions (7th in KBO) and have tallied 696 hits.
Seok-Hwan Yang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Yang has drawn a free base 123 times while fanning on 394 chances. He has a total of 219 runs and also has 312 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .313 and he has earned a career OPS of .749. He has hit a home run 69 times, in addition to having 820 total bases and a .436 slugging percentage. During the 1,882 official at-bats in his career, Yang has accrued an average at the plate of .265 with 499 hits.
Of their 62 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 41 times and been caught 21 times (33.9% caught stealing percentage). The Doosan Bears have turned 65 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (1st in KBO). The Bears have recorded 683 assists, 40 errors and have earned a total of 1,917 putouts so far this season.
The Bears are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.539 in addition to having a FIP of 4.79 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.71 (496 strikeouts against 290 free passes). They rank 1st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 707. They have conceded 60 HR's and they concede 4.79 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Doosan pitching staff have yielded 345 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.40 (317 earned runs yielded).
So far in his pro baseball career, Kim has allowed 95 base knocks while he has tallied 80 strikeouts in 90 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 57 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.483 and having a FIP of 5.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.05 and he has faced 408 batters in his career. Kim (2-5 career win-loss record) holds a 5.68 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (-188)
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