LG Twins vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 4/15/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-140) Kiwoom (+120)
Eric Jokisch and the Kiwoom Heroes (5-4, 3rd in KBO) host the LG Twins (5-3, 1st in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Thursday. The Heroes open this contest at +120 while the Twins are coming in at -140. The total opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Deok-Joo Ham and Eric Jokisch.
LG has a slugging % of .318 and have been called out on strikes 46 times, while getting the free base on 34 occasions. They have tallied 29 RBI's in addition to 59 hits this year, while their average at the plate sits at .229. The Twins have accrued 11 doubles as a unit and have knocked 4 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 30 runs while holding a team OBP of .331. As a team, the LG Twins are compiling 3.8 runs per game, which is 9th in KBO.
The Twins are sitting with a team ERA of 3.86 for the year (4th in the league), and their staff has struck out 52 hitters. Twins pitchers have conceded 3 long balls in addition to 30 total runs (9th in the league). LG has given up 63 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) as well as 30 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 1.68 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.34.
Ham had a FIP of 4.07 last season. He allowed 24 ER's last year with a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.6. He gave up 8.9 H/9 and he earned a WHIP of 1.373. His earned run average was 3.90 and he punched out 55 batters. Deok-Joo Ham allowed 55 hits in 55.1 innings last year. Ham has taken the hill for 416 innings and has earned 431 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 3.78 (175 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.454. He has conceded 373 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 233 walks. Ham (31-19 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.10 while he has faced 1,837 batters during his time in baseball.
Kiwoom has accumulated 3 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 41 runs batted in. They have recorded 22 two-baggers, while walking 46 times and notching 45 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have earned an OBP of .335 and a batting average of .225 so far this year. The Heroes have a team slugging percentage of .330 and they average 5.00 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 80 occasions (1st in baseball) and have earned a total of 71 hits.
The Kiwoom pitching staff have surrendered 42 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.03 (39 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 4 long balls and they allow 4.34 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Heroes have a WHIP of 1.494 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.34 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.54 (63 strikeouts vs 41 bases on balls). They are sitting at 1st in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 89.
Jokisch had a K/BB ratio of 4.6 with 115 total K's. His WHIP was at 1.06 and he earned a FIP of 2.99 last season. He pitched in 159.2 innings last season while conceding 8.1 H/9. Jokisch allowed 144 base knocks while he conceded 38 ER's (2.14 ERA). Jokisch (91-77 career mark) has earned a 3.42 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and he has faced 6,080 batters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 551 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.259 and a FIP of 4.0. So far in his pro baseball career, Jokisch has surrendered 1,420 base knocks while he has totaled 1,127 punch outs in 1,450 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (-140)
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