LG Twins vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 10/30/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-188) Lotte (+140)
Casey Kelly and the LG Twins (71-57, 3rd in KBO) are headed to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Lotte Giants (64-69, 8th in KBO). The Giants open this game at +140 while the Twins are coming in at -188. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Casey Kelly and Se Woong Park.
LG has a slugging rate of .371 and have been called out on strikes 904 times, while getting the free base on 576 occasions. They have accrued 614 runs batted in and 1,174 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is sitting at .252. The Twins have earned 207 doubles as a unit and have hit 109 balls out of the park. They have earned 647 runs and have an on-base percentage of .343. As a squad, the LG Twins are scoring 4.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 8th in KBO.
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Hyun Soo Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. For his professional baseball career, Kim has hit 220 balls over the fence while knocking in 1,205 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 7,666 times and has come through with a hit 2,083 times. Kim has an average at the plate of .315 for his career in baseball, in addition to 1,055 scored runs and an OPS of .878. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .481 and he has a total of 3,180 bases. He has struck out 806 times and has gotten a free base on 893 occasions, contributing to a .397 on-base percentage.
The LG Twins have earned 3,739 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,450 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which ranks 3rd in the league and they have twisted 147 double plays. The Twins have stolen 97 bags and have been gunned down 39 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 28.7%.
The Twins have a team earned run average of 3.60 for the season (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,039 batters. LG has conceded 1,104 base knocks (8.0 per 9 innings) and 499 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.94 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32. Twins pitchers have conceded 79 home runs and also 555 total runs (10th in KBO).
Kelly (89-87 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.44 and he has faced 6,147 batters during his time in baseball. He has given up 1,481 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 412 free passes. His earned run average is 3.85 (617 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.312. Kelly has pitched in 1,442 innings and has earned 1,109 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Giants hold a team SLG% of .399 and they are recording 5.10 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They hit 260 doubles, while taking a walk 571 times as well as racking up 719 runs. Lotte has compiled 104 home runs so far this year and 689 runs batted in. They have struck out on 951 occasions (6th in KBO) and have totaled 1,366 base hits. The Lotte Giants have earned an on-base percentage of .357 and a team batting average of .278 for the season.
Ah-seop Son is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. For the 6,392 at-bats in his career, Son has hit .325 with 2,076 hits. He has gone deep 165 times, with 2,985 total bases and a .467 slugging %. Son has drawn a free base 799 times while striking out on 1,068 tries. He has scored 1,147 runs in addition to having 872 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .401 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .868.
Out of their 142 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 98 times and been caught 44 times (31.0% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have turned 123 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (1st in KBO). The Giants have accrued 1,366 assists, 85 errors and are sitting with 3,732 putouts on the season.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.576 and have a FIP of 5.77 as a staff on the year. They are currently ranked 1st in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,317. The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 797 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.40 (747 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.61 (1,033 strikeouts against 643 bases on balls). They have given up 131 HR's and they concede 5.77 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO).
Park (40-48 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.07 earned run average and has surrendered 8.0 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 3,190 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has given up 389 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.191 and a FIP of 4.2. In his pro baseball career, Park has surrendered 795 base hits while he has totaled 565 punch outs in 723 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LG (-188)
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