LG Twins vs KT Wiz Prediction, 8/17/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs KT Wiz
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-172) KT (+130)
Jae-sung Bae and the KT Wiz (48-33, 1st in KBO) play the LG Twins (46-34, 2nd in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Tuesday. The Twins open this contest at -172 while the Wiz are priced at +130. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Andrew Suarez and Jae-sung Bae.
As a squad, the LG Twins are recording 4.7 runs per contest, which is 8th in the league. They have accounted for 374 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .352. The Twins have recorded 116 doubles as a squad and have hit 79 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 362 runs batted in and 674 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .255. LG is slugging .394 and have been called out on strikes 483 times, while drawing a walk on 361 occasions.
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Hyun Soo Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Kim has a batting average of .316 for his baseball career, in addition to 1,029 runs scored and an OPS of .881. He has gone down on strikes 795 times and has gotten a free base on 862 occasions, contributing to a .397 on-base percentage. In his career, Kim has hit 216 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,162 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .484 and he has accumulated 3,094 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 7,415 times and has notched a base hit 2,021 times.
The LG Twins have accumulated 2,125 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 879 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which puts them in 2nd in the league and they have turned 92 double plays. The Twins have swiped 59 bases and have been thrown out 21 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 26.3%.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.80 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have given up 45 home runs and 316 runs (10th in KBO). LG has conceded 641 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 285 earned runs. The Twins have compiled a team ERA of 3.62 on the season (1st in KBO), and their staff has struck out 543 hitters.
Suarez has taken the ball for 1,023 innings and has accumulated 849 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.70 (420 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.297. He has surrendered 1,056 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) with 271 walks. Suarez (63-52 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.31 while he has gone up against 4,305 opposing hitters in baseball.
The KT Wiz have earned a team on-base percentage of .364 in addition to a batting average of .269 on the season. They have struck out on 586 occasions (6th in baseball) and have accounted for 732 base hits. KT has tallied 66 home runs for the year to go along with 404 runs batted in. The Wiz have a team slugging % of .394 and they are scoring 5.35 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have hit 128 doubles, while walking 380 times and putting up 433 runs.
Jae-gyun Hwang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Hwang has tallied a free base 557 times while striking out on 1,127 occasions. His on-base percentage comes in at .354 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .815. For the 5,985 at-bats in his pro career, Hwang has compiled an average at the plate of .292 with 1,747 base knocks. He has tallied 914 runs in addition to having 900 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 194 times, as well as 2,739 bases in total and a .458 slugging %.
The KT Wiz have turned 72 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .979 (8th in Korean baseball). The Wiz have recorded 832 assists, 63 errors and have earned a total of 2,146 putouts for the year. In their 65 tries at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 51 times and been caught 14 times (21.5% caught stealing percentage).
The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.387 and have a FIP of 4.67 as a unit on the campaign. They rank 9th in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 681. The KT pitching staff have yielded 371 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.14 (329 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.96 (610 strikeouts against 311 bases on balls). They have surrendered 54 long balls and they surrender 4.67 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
Bae (26-22 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.17 earned run average while conceding 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.37 and he has faced 1,720 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 181 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.488 and having a FIP of 4.5. So far in his pro career, Bae has allowed 380 base hits while accumulating 276 K's in 391 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (+130)
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