LG Twins vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 6/5/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Kia Tigers
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-294) Kia (+197)
Andrew Suarez and the LG Twins (27-22, 3rd in KBO) travel to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Kia Tigers (20-27, 8th in KBO). The Twins open this contest at -294 while the Tigers are coming in at +197. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Andrew Suarez and Yu-sin Kim.
LG has a slugging percentage of .385 and have been called out on strikes 307 times, while being walked on 220 occasions. They have 204 RBI's and 400 hits for the season, while their team batting average sits at .248. The Twins have earned 81 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 43 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 212 runs scored while having a team OBP of .345. As a team, the LG Twins are knocking in 4.3 runs per contest, which puts them at 8th in baseball.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. In his career, Yoo has slapped 89 balls over the fence while driving in 367 runs. His slugging percentage is .435 in addition to racking up 1,006 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 2,580 times and has delivered a base hit 628 times. He has struck out 450 times and has gotten a free base on 151 at-bats, contributing to a .333 on-base percentage. Yoo has hit .272 for his time in baseball, in addition to 260 scored runs and an OPS of .768.
The Twins have swiped 42 bags and have been thrown out 13 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 23.6%. The LG Twins have accumulated 1,297 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 521 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which puts them in 1st in Korean baseball and they have turned 53 double plays.
The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.94 this season (1st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 349 batters. Twins pitchers have allowed 32 long balls in addition to 207 runs in total (10th in baseball). LG has yielded 401 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings) as well as 189 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.77 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38.
Suarez has taken the ball for 992 innings and has 817 punch outs so far in his pro career. His earned run average is 3.70 (408 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.297. He has allowed 1,026 base hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 261 free passes. Suarez (61-52 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.33 while he has gone up against 4,170 opposing hitters in baseball.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .336 and they are scoring 4.21 runs per contest (10th in KBO). They hit 60 doubles, while getting a free base 214 times and putting up 198 runs. Kia has accumulated 16 HRs this year as well as 192 RBIs. They have struck out on 311 instances (8th in KBO) and have earned 418 base hits. The Kia Tigers have recorded a team on-base percentage of .352 as well as a team batting average of .258 on the year.
Won-joon Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. In the 1,274 at-bats in his pro career, Choi has a batting average of .290 in addition to having 370 base hits. He has hit a home run 12 times, with 497 total bases and a .390 slugging percentage. Choi has drawn a free base 97 times while fanning on 192 attempts. He has amassed 216 runs in addition to having 134 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .347 and he has earned a career OPS of .737.
The Kia Tigers have turned 47 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Tigers have racked up 474 assists, 31 errors and have a total of 1,271 putouts on the campaign. In their 52 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 38 times and been caught 14 times (26.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.607 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.71 as a pitching staff for the season. They rank 6th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 438. The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 269 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.34 (251 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.36 (329 strikeouts against 242 bases on balls). They have relinquished 44 dingers and they relinquish 5.71 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Kim has conceded 37 hits while accumulating 21 K's in 39 frames. Kim (0-3 career mark) holds a 8.17 earned run average and has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 36 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.563 and a FIP of 8.4. His K/BB ratio is 0.84 and he has faced 175 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia (+197)
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