LG Twins vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 10/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-161) Hanwha (+120)
Min Ho Lee and the LG Twins (70-57, 3rd in KBO) go to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Hanwha Eagles (49-81, 10th in KBO). The Eagles open this matchup at +120 while the Twins are coming in at -161. The O/U opens at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Min Ho Lee and Ryan Carpenter.
LG has a slugging percentage of .371 and have struck out 897 times, while taking a walk on 571 occasions. They have earned 609 runs batted in and 1,163 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .252. The Twins have hit 206 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 108 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 638 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .342. As a unit, the LG Twins are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in the league.
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Kang-Nam Yoo is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. For his career, Yoo has slapped 94 balls out of the park while knocking in 399 runs. His slugging percentage is .428 in addition to racking up 1,090 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped into the batters box 2,841 times and has delivered a base hit 686 times. He has struck out 498 times and has walked on 165 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .331 OBP. Yoo has earned a batting average of .269 in his time in baseball, with 283 scored runs and an OPS of .759.
The LG Twins have a tally of 3,712 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,444 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which ranks 3rd in the league and they have twisted 146 double plays. The Twins have swiped 96 bases and have been caught 39 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 28.9%.
Their K/BB ratio is 1.93 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.32. Twins pitchers have conceded 79 home runs and 554 runs in total (10th in KBO). LG has conceded 1,100 base hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and 498 earned runs. The Twins have an ERA of 3.62 on the campaign (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,023 hitters.
Lee has taken the mound for 207 innings and has earned 156 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.09 (94 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.290. He has surrendered 182 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 85 free passes. Lee (12-13 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.48 while he has faced 890 batters in baseball.
The Hanwha Eagles have earned a team on-base percentage of .336 in addition to a batting average of .239 so far this year. They have struck out on 1,245 instances (1st in the league) and have 1,096 base knocks. Hanwha has hit 80 home runs on the season as well as 549 runs batted in. The Eagles hold a slugging % of .343 and they are recording 4.21 runs per contest (9th in baseball). The have tallied 207 doubles, while getting a free base 622 times as well as scoring 594 runs.
Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Ha has earned a walk 141 times while striking out on 586 attempts. His on-base percentage is .318 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .700. In the 2,266 at-bats in his pro career, Ha has a batting average of .267 in addition to 606 base knocks. He has amassed 314 runs and has 268 runs batted in. He has hit the long ball 43 times, with 865 total bases and a .382 slugging percentage.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 120 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .977 (9th in KBO). The Eagles have 1,225 assists, 115 errors and have a total of 3,695 putouts this year. Out of their 151 attempts at stealing a base, they have had success 110 times and been caught 41 times (27.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.499 in addition to having a FIP of 5.29 as a squad over the course of the season. They are sitting at 8th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,185. The Hanwha pitching staff have conceded 724 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.69 (641 earned runs allowed). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.50 (991 strikeouts vs 660 walks). They have given up 113 long balls and they concede 5.29 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
During his career, Carpenter has conceded 1,521 hits while accumulating 1,341 K's in 1,464 innings pitched. He has given up 709 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.320 and having a FIP of 4.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and he has gone up against 5,919 batters in his pro baseball career. Carpenter (81-92 career mark) holds a 4.36 earned run average and has allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (-161)
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