LG Twins vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 5/26/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Lotte Giants
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-117) Lotte (-117)
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the venue where Jun-won Seo and the Lotte Giants (15-25, 10th in KBO) will take on the LG Twins (22-20, 6th in KBO) on Wednesday. The Giants open this matchup at -117 while the Twins are priced at -117. The O/U opens at 10.5. The starting pitchers are Sang Yung Lee and Jun-won Seo.
LG has a slugging % of .386 and have struck out 263 times, while taking a walk on 192 occasions. They have tallied 172 runs batted in and 340 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .245. The Twins have accrued 71 doubles as a team and have smacked 39 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 179 runs scored and hold an OBP of .344. As a team, the LG Twins are compiling 4.3 runs per contest, which has them at 9th in KBO.
Ju-hyun Chung is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. For his career, Chung has hit 16 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 138 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .328 and he has racked up 488 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he approached the plate 1,696 times and has delivered with a base knock 351 times. He has gone down on strikes 354 times and has gotten a free base on 151 occasions, contributing to a .307 on-base %. Chung has a batting average of .236 for his baseball career, with 235 scored runs and an OPS of .635.
The Twins have stolen 39 bags and have been thrown out 12 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 23.5%. The LG Twins have 1,109 putouts this year, in addition to 444 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which has them sitting 3rd in KBO and they have twisted 46 double plays.
The Twins hold a team earned run average of 3.95 on the season (2nd in KBO), and they have rung up 304 hitters. LG has given up 345 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings) and 162 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.73 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.41. Twins pitchers have allowed 27 home runs in addition to 180 runs (9th in the league).
Lee has taken the hill for 17 frames and has earned 11 punch outs during his professional baseball career. Lee (0-0 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 6.62 and he has faced 87 opposing hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 6.11 (12 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.811. He has given up 21 hits (10.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 11 free passes.
The Lotte Giants have tallied an OBP of .363 as well as a batting average of .274 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 295 instances (5th in baseball) and have earned a total of 388 base knocks. Lotte is sitting with 32 home runs on the season to go along with 195 runs batted in. The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .396 and they score 5.03 runs per contest (6th in KBO). They have 73 doubles, while taking a walk 194 times and racking up 201 runs.
Hoon Chung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. In the 2,898 official at-bats in his baseball career, Chung has an average at the plate of .275 in addition to 798 base hits. He has gone deep 50 times, with 1,132 total bases and a .391 slugging percentage. Chung has tallied a walk 332 times while going down on strikes on 632 attempts. He has recorded 469 runs and also has 349 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .361 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .752.
Out of their 53 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 37 times and been caught 16 times (30.2% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have twisted 38 double plays and have a fielding rate of .980 (4th in the league). The Giants have 408 assists, 30 errors and have notched a total of 1,068 putouts this year.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.607 and have a FIP of 6.02 as a staff for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.61 (298 strikeouts against 185 walks). They have a ranking of 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 387. They have given up 44 homers and they concede 6.02 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Lotte pitching staff have given up 238 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 5.54 (219 earned runs surrendered).
In his career, Seo has allowed 267 base hits while earning 130 strikeouts in 223 frames. He has allowed 133 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.556 and having a FIP of 5.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.60 and he has gone up against 1,007 hitters in his pro baseball career. Seo (11-17 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 5.35 earned run average and has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte (-117) and under 10.5 runs
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