LG Twins vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 10/7/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-108) Kia (-121)
Bo Takahashi and the Kia Tigers (46-67, 9th in KBO) host the LG Twins (63-50, 2nd in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Thursday. The Twins open this contest at -108 while the Tigers are priced at -121. The over/under opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Yun Sik Kim and Bo Takahashi.
As a team, the LG Twins are compiling 4.6 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 8th in KBO. They have accumulated 545 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .345. The Twins have earned 187 doubles as a team and have hit 98 balls out of the park. They have 519 runs batted in in addition to 1,002 hits on the season, and their batting average is sitting at .255. LG is slugging .382 and have struck out 739 times, while being walked on 487 occasions.
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Hyun Soo Kim is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. In his career, Kim has hit 217 baseballs out of the park while driving in 1,184 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .482 and he has totaled 3,149 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 7,573 times and came through with a base hit 2,061 times. He has gone down on strikes 802 times and has been walked on 881 at-bats, which has contributed to a .397 OBP. Kim has an average at the plate of .316 for his career, in addition to 1,044 scored runs and an OPS of .879.
The LG Twins have accumulated 3,151 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,250 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them sitting 3rd in KBO and have a total of 131 double plays. The Twins have swiped 82 bags and have been thrown out 34 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 29.3%.
The Twins have a team ERA of 3.75 on the season (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 862 batters. LG has surrendered 937 base hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and also 437 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.87 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have relinquished 72 long balls and also 485 total runs (10th in baseball).
Kim has pitched in 122 frames and has accounted for 82 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Kim (8-8 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.96 and he has gone up against 558 opposing batters in baseball. His earned run average is 5.44 (74 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.610. He has given up 141 base hits (10.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 56 walks.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .337 and they are recording 4.01 runs per game (10th in baseball). They have recorded 155 doubles, while walking 509 times and earning 481 runs. Kia has compiled 57 HRs so far this year as well as 463 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 757 occasions (9th in KBO) and have accounted for 993 base knocks. The Kia Tigers have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .339 in addition to a batting average of .247 for the season.
Tae-Jin Kim is a hitter who should impact this game for Kia. Kim has recorded a walk 42 times while going down on strikes on 133 attempts. He has accounted for 91 runs and notched 85 RBIs. His OBP sits at .317 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .734. He has gone deep 7 times, with 284 total bases and a .369 slugging percentage. In the 770 at-bats in his professional career, Kim has a batting average of .282 with 217 hits.
Of their 114 tries at swiping a bag, they have been successful 80 times and been caught 34 times (29.8% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 108 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (7th in KBO). The Tigers have 1,112 assists, 90 errors and have notched a total of 3,168 putouts this year.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.536 and have a FIP of 5.56 as a team so far this year. They come in at 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,089. The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 652 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 5.14 (603 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.49 (795 strikeouts against 533 walks). They have conceded 119 homers and they allow 5.56 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
So far in his pro baseball career, Takahashi has allowed 620 hits and he has 607 punch outs in 677 frames. He has allowed 314 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.242 and having a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 and he has gone up against 2,851 opposing hitters so far in his career. Takahashi (44-43 career win-loss record) holds a 4.17 ERA and has given up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LG (-108)
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