LG Twins vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 7/8/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-142) Lotte (+108)
Dan Straily and the Lotte Giants (31-42, 8th in KBO) host the LG Twins (43-32, 2nd in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Thursday. The odds on this matchup have the Twins coming in at -142 and the Giants are at +108. The over/under opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Chan-Kyu Lim and Dan Straily.
LG has a slugging % of .393 and have been called out on strikes 450 times, while drawing a walk on 341 occasions. They have accounted for 337 runs batted in and 628 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is .253. The Twins have accumulated 114 doubles as a squad and have hit 73 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 348 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .351. As a unit, the LG Twins are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which is 8th in KBO.
Weun-Sung Chae is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. In his career, Chae has drilled 80 balls out of the park while driving in 481 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .452 in addition to earning 1,224 bases. For his career, he faced a pitcher 3,031 times and has come through with a base knock 818 times. He has struck out 491 times and earned a walk on 196 occasions, which has contributed to a .359 on-base percentage. Chae has hit .302 for his baseball career, with 373 runs scored and an OPS of .811.
The Twins have swiped 57 bags and have been caught 21 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 26.9%. The LG Twins have notched a total of 1,990 putouts for the season, in addition to 830 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which puts them in 4th in Korean baseball and have 86 double plays.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.74 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Twins pitchers have conceded 44 home runs and also 304 total runs (10th in the league). LG has conceded 609 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and 274 earned runs. The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.72 this year (1st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 502 batters.
Lim has taken the hill for 754 innings and has earned 634 strikeouts thus far in his career. Lim (45-53 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.40 while facing 3,392 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.95 (415 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.551. He has surrendered 815 base knocks (9.7 hits per 9 innings) with 355 walks.
Lotte has 64 long balls for the year to go along with 386 runs batted in. They have put up 137 two-baggers, while getting a free base 333 times as well as scoring 399 runs. The Lotte Giants have a team on-base percentage of .362 in addition to a team batting average of .279 on the season. The Giants hold a team slugging % of .408 and they earn 5.39 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 532 instances (3rd in the league) and have tallied 728 base hits.
Hoon Chung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Chung has earned a free base 341 times while going down on strikes on 649 tries. His on-base rate is .363 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .760. During the 3,033 official at-bats in his professional career, Chung has compiled an average at the plate of .280 with 849 hits. He has amassed 489 runs in addition to having 380 runs batted in. He has homered 55 times, in addition to having 1,203 total bases and also a .397 slugging %.
The Lotte Giants have turned 64 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in the league). The Giants have accrued 714 assists, 46 errors and have a total of 1,968 putouts so far this year. Out of their 89 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 63 times and been caught 26 times (29.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.587 in addition to having a FIP of 6.04 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.58 (542 strikeouts vs 342 bases on balls). They rank 1st in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 699. They have given up 75 long balls and they allow 6.04 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 440 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.63 (410 earned runs allowed).
Straily (126-99 career win-loss mark) has a 4.05 ERA and has allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.87 and he has faced 8,262 batters during his career. He has given up a total of 880 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and a FIP of 4.4. In his pro baseball career, Straily has surrendered 1,813 hits while he has accumulated 1,892 K's in 1,957 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (-142)
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