LG Twins vs KT Wiz Prediction, 9/25/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (+121) KT (-161)
Young Pyo Ko and the KT Wiz (67-42, 1st in KBO) host the LG Twins (58-48, 3rd in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Twins coming in at +121 and the Wiz are at -161. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Chan Kyu Im and Young Pyo Ko.
The Twins have tallied 168 doubles as a squad and have knocked 96 balls out of the stadium. LG has a slugging rate of .382 and have struck out 680 times, while being walked on 463 occasions. As a squad, the LG Twins are putting up 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 8th in the league. They have accumulated 479 runs batted in and 913 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average sits at .252. They have notched a total of 500 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .345.
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Chang-ki Hong is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. In his career, Hong has hit 12 balls over the fence while knocking in 103 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .421 and he has a total of 411 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 1,217 times and has come through with a base hit 294 times. He has fanned 213 times and has walked on 203 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .433 on-base %. Hong has accumulated a batting average of .301 for his baseball career, with 199 scored runs and an OPS of .854.
The LG Twins have 2,908 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,159 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which is 3rd in the league and have a total of 122 double plays. The Twins have swiped 76 bags and have been caught 30 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 28.3%.
Their K/BB ratio is 1.86 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Twins pitchers have allowed 69 home runs in addition to 460 runs in total (10th in the league). LG has surrendered 882 hits (8.2 per 9 innings) and also 416 earned runs. The Twins have a team ERA of 3.86 so far this season (2nd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 790 batters.
Im (45-55 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.30 while he has faced 3,536 hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 840 base knocks (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 368 walks. His earned run average is 4.85 (425 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.531. Im has taken the ball for 789 innings and is sitting with 662 K's so far in his pro career.
The Wiz hold a slugging percentage of .392 and they earn 5.39 runs per game (1st in KBO). The have tallied 181 doubles, while walking 512 times and racking up 609 runs. KT has hit 89 long balls over the course of the season as well as 570 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 837 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have recorded 1,022 hits. The KT Wiz are sitting with an OBP of .361 as well as a batting average of .269 on the campaign.
Baek-ho Kang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Kang has earned a walk 256 times while being called out on strikes on 375 chances. His on-base percentage is .407 and he has a lifetime OPS of .936. For the 1,869 official at-bats in his professional career, Kang has accumulated a batting average of .327 and has racked up 611 base hits. He has recorded 339 runs and also has 328 RBIs. He has hit the long ball 79 times, with 988 bases in total and a .529 slugging %.
The KT Wiz have turned 109 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in KBO). The Wiz have racked up 1,150 assists, 83 errors and have accumulated 2,988 putouts on the season. Out of their 96 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 74 times and been caught 22 times (22.9% caught stealing rate).
The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.328 with a FIP of 4.24 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 9th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 919. The KT pitching staff have allowed 469 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.77 (417 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.06 (833 strikeouts vs 404 walks). They have surrendered 70 homers and they relinquish 4.24 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
In his pro baseball career, Ko has allowed 584 base knocks and he has 470 K's in 527 frames. He has allowed 277 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.299 and a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.65 and he has faced 2,275 batters during his pro baseball career. Ko (30-33 career mark) is the owner of a 4.73 ERA while allowing 10.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (-161)
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