LG Twins vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 10/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-138) Kiwoom (+104)
Eric Jokisch and the Kiwoom Heroes (60-57, 5th in KBO) host the LG Twins (62-48, 3rd in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Twins priced at -138 and the Heroes are at +104. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Casey Kelly and Eric Jokisch.
LG has a slugging rate of .383 and have been called out on strikes 713 times, while drawing a walk on 476 occasions. They have accrued 507 RBI's as well as 966 base knocks this year, while their team batting average comes in at .254. The Twins have accumulated 179 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 97 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 532 runs while having a team OBP of .346. As a squad, the LG Twins are compiling 4.6 runs per game, which is 8th in KBO.
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Chang-ki Hong is a hitter who should impact this game for LG. In his career, Hong has slapped 12 balls over the fence while driving in 107 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped into the batters box 1,239 times and has delivered with a base hit 305 times. Hong has a batting average of .306 for his career in baseball, with 201 scored runs and an OPS of .859. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .424 and he has a total of 423 bases. He has been struck out 216 times and has been walked on 204 occasions, contributing to a .435 OBP.
The Twins have stolen 77 bases and have been thrown out 34 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 30.6%. The LG Twins have a total of 3,043 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,218 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which ranks 4th in KBO and have earned 129 double plays.
The Twins have an earned run average of 3.75 for the year (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 826 hitters. Twins pitchers have conceded 69 home runs and also 469 runs in total (10th in baseball). LG has surrendered 907 hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and 422 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.85 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.34.
Kelly (87-86 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.47 while he has gone up against 6,026 hitters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 1,455 base knocks (9.3 hits per nine innings) with 403 free passes. His earned run average is 3.86 (607 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.314. Kelly has taken the hill for 1,414 innings and is sitting with 1,086 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
The Heroes hold a team slugging percentage of .377 and they are recording 5.07 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have recorded 211 doubles, while getting a free base 525 times and earning 618 runs. Kiwoom has 79 home runs for the year in addition to 577 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 879 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have recorded 1,063 base hits. The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with an OBP of .349 in addition to a batting average of .258 for the year.
Yong-gyu Lee is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. During the 6,538 official at-bats in his career, Lee has accumulated a batting average of .300 and has racked up 1,962 base hits. He has gone yard 25 times, with 2,415 total bases and a .369 slugging %. Lee has drawn a free base 815 times while fanning on 666 attempts. He has scored 1,110 runs and has 519 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .385 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .754.
In their 100 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 71 times and been caught 29 times (29.0% caught stealing rate). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 134 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .976 (10th in KBO). The Heroes have recorded 1,304 assists, 111 errors and are sitting with 3,226 putouts over the course of the season.
The Kiwoom pitching staff have given up 593 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.26 (509 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 92 long balls and they allow 4.96 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Heroes have a team WHIP of 1.467 and have a FIP of 4.96 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.62 (786 strikeouts against 486 walks). They come in at 4th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,091.
In his pro baseball career, Jokisch has surrendered 1,551 hits while he has totaled 1,229 strikeouts in 1,588 innings. Jokisch (102-84 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.38 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 596 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.255 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 and he has faced 6,645 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (-138)
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