LG Twins vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 10/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-163) Lotte (+123)
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the site where Se Woong Park and the Lotte Giants (60-65, 8th in KBO) will play the LG Twins (66-52, 3rd in KBO) on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Twins priced at -163 and the Giants are at +123. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Casey Kelly and Se Woong Park.
LG has a slugging % of .379 and have been called out on strikes 792 times, while drawing a walk on 505 occasions. They have tallied 548 RBI's in addition to 1,061 base knocks this season, while their batting average is at .254. The Twins have accumulated 193 two-baggers as a team and have hit 103 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 574 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .343. As a team, the LG Twins are scoring 4.6 runs per outing, which is 8th in the league.
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Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. For his pro baseball career, Yoo has slapped 93 balls out of the park while driving in 395 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped into the batters box 2,804 times and has delivered a base knock 678 times. Yoo is sitting with a batting avereage of .270 for his baseball career, with 280 scored runs and an OPS of .760. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .429 and he has a total of 1,078 bases. He has gone down on strikes 486 times and earned a walk on 162 occasions, contributing to a .331 on-base percentage.
The LG Twins have a tally of 3,340 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,308 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which has them sitting 3rd in the league and have accumulated 136 double plays. The Twins have swiped 87 bags and have been thrown out 36 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 29.3%.
The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.68 for the season (1st in baseball), and they have rung up 920 hitters. Twins pitchers have conceded 75 long balls and 509 total runs (10th in KBO). LG has relinquished 980 hits (7.9 per 9 innings) in addition to 455 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.88 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32.
Kelly has pitched in 1,425 innings and has accounted for 1,095 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.85 (610 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.315. He has conceded 1,464 base hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 410 free passes. Kelly (88-86 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.45 and he has gone up against 6,077 hitters during his time in baseball.
Lotte has accumulated 97 HRs for the season as well as 644 RBIs. They hit 238 two-baggers, while walking 545 times as well as putting up 672 runs. The Lotte Giants have accumulated an OBP of .359 and a batting average of .278 over the course of the season. The Giants have a slugging percentage of .398 and they are earning 5.17 runs per game (2nd in KBO). They have been called out on strikes on 886 instances (6th in the league) and have recorded 1,259 base hits.
Hoon Chung is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Chung has recorded a free base 371 times while going down on strikes on 691 occasions. His OBP sits at .362 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .757. For the 3,214 at-bats in his professional career, Chung is sitting with a batting avereage of .278 with 892 hits. He has compiled 510 runs and also has 405 runs batted in. He has homered 59 times, as well as 1,270 total bases and also a .395 slugging percentage.
Of their 128 tries at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 86 times and been caught 42 times (32.8% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have turned 113 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in Korean baseball). The Giants have recorded 1,263 assists, 77 errors and have accounted for 3,435 putouts on the campaign.
The Lotte pitching staff have yielded 732 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.39 (686 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 122 homers and they give up 5.75 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.575 in addition to having a FIP of 5.75 as a pitching staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.59 (932 strikeouts against 588 bases on balls). They come in at 1st in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,215.
In his pro career, Park has given up 788 base knocks while earning 557 K's in 714 frames. Park (40-47 career mark) is the owner of a 4.48 earned run average while giving up 10.2 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 383 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.524 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.24 and he has gone up against 3,147 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte (+123)
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