LG Twins vs KT Wiz Prediction, 8/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: LG (+105) KT (-135)
Hyeong Jun So and the KT Wiz (48-33, 1st in KBO) host the LG Twins (46-34, 2nd in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Thursday. The Wiz open this matchup at -135 while the Twins are coming in at +105. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Chan-Kyu Lim and Hyeong Jun So.
The Twins have accrued 117 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 81 balls out of the stadium. LG owns a slugging percentage of .395 and have been called out on strikes 490 times, while taking a walk on 366 occasions. As a team, the LG Twins are notching 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 8th in baseball. They have 367 RBI's in addition to 683 hits on the campaign, and their batting average comes in at .255. They have accumulated 379 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .353.
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Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should impact this game for LG. In his pro baseball career, Hong has slapped 11 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 97 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .429 in addition to racking up 374 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to bat 1,088 times and has reached base with a base knock 264 times. He has gone down on strikes 194 times and has gotten a free base on 182 occasions, which has contributed to a .436 on-base percentage. Hong has accumulated a batting average of .303 for his baseball career, in addition to 182 runs scored and an OPS of .865.
The LG Twins have 2,152 putouts this season, as well as 885 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which ranks 3rd in the league and they have twisted 92 double plays. The Twins have stolen 59 bases and have been thrown out 21 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 26.3%.
The Twins have an ERA of 3.64 for the season (1st in KBO), and the staff has rung up 557 batters. LG has allowed 647 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) as well as 290 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.81 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have surrendered 45 home runs and also 321 total runs (10th in the league).
Lim has taken the ball for 760 frames and has accumulated 639 K's in his pro baseball career. Lim (45-54 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 5.39 and he has faced 3,415 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.92 (416 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.545. He has allowed 819 base knocks (9.7 hits per nine innings) and has 356 free passes.
The Wiz hold a slugging % of .392 and they are recording 5.34 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have 131 doubles, while walking 387 times and putting up 438 runs. KT has tallied 66 home runs for the year to go along with 409 runs batted in. They have struck out on 600 occasions (4th in KBO) and have 738 base hits. The KT Wiz have accounted for an on-base percentage of .363 in addition to a batting average of .268 on the season.
Baek-ho Kang is a batter who can be a difference maker for KT. Kang has drawn a walk 243 times while striking out on 354 plate appearances. His OBP sits at .413 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .947. During the 1,760 at-bats in his baseball career, Kang has hit .331 and has racked up 583 base knocks. He is sitting with 322 runs in addition to having earned 304 RBIs. He has hit a home run 75 times, in addition to having 939 total bases and also a .534 slugging %.
Of their 67 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 52 times and been caught 15 times (22.4% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have turned 76 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (8th in the league). The Wiz have accrued 842 assists, 64 errors and have amassed 2,173 putouts so far this season.
The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.389 in addition to having a FIP of 4.67 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 (617 strikeouts against 316 walks). They are sitting at 9th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 690. They have surrendered 56 home runs and they concede 4.67 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The KT pitching staff have surrendered 376 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.15 (334 earned runs relinquished).
So (16-10 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.20 earned run average and has allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.74 and he has gone up against 880 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 94 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.475 and having a FIP of 4.7. During his career, So has given up 216 base knocks while he has tallied 141 K's in 201 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (-135)
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