LG Twins vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 8/31/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Lotte Giants
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-208) Lotte (+154)
Andrew Suarez and the LG Twins (51-37, 2nd in KBO) are headed to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Lotte Giants (40-49, 8th in KBO). The Twins open this matchup at -208 while the Giants are coming in at +154. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Suarez and Yeong-Hwan Choi.
LG has a slugging percentage of .388 and have been called out on strikes 552 times, while drawing a walk on 398 occasions. They have accumulated 398 RBI's in addition to 750 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .253. The Twins have tallied 130 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 84 balls out of the park. They have 411 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .350. As a team, the LG Twins are compiling 4.6 runs per contest, which is 8th in the league.
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Hyun Soo Kim is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. In his career, Kim has hit 217 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 1,166 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he approached the plate 7,454 times and has come through with a hit 2,034 times. Kim has hit .316 for his career, with 1,031 runs scored and an OPS of .881. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .484 and he has racked up 3,114 bases. He has struck out 796 times and earned a walk on 865 at-bats, contributing to a .397 on-base percentage.
The Twins have swiped 66 bags and have been caught 26 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 28.3%. The LG Twins have earned a total of 2,386 putouts on the year, as well as 979 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them sitting 3rd in KBO and have a total of 98 double plays.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.88 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.31. Twins pitchers have relinquished 51 home runs in addition to 352 runs in total (10th in the league). LG has given up 709 hits (8.0 per 9 innings) as well as 318 earned runs. The Twins have a team earned run average of 3.60 for the year (1st in baseball), and they have rung up 622 hitters.
Suarez (63-52 career mark) has a FIP of 4.29 and he has faced 4,353 opposing batters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 1,065 base hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 276 walks. His earned run average is 3.68 (423 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.297. Suarez has thrown 1,034 frames and has accounted for 862 K's so far in his career.
The Lotte Giants have a team on-base percentage of .356 and a batting average of .273 this year. They have struck out on 636 occasions (6th in baseball) and have earned 873 base hits. Lotte has knocked in 76 home runs for the year to go along with 454 RBIs. The Giants have a team SLG% of .396 and they score 5.10 runs per game (6th in the league). They have 159 doubles, while walking 400 times and notching 469 runs.
Ah-seop Son is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Son has drawn a walk 782 times while going down on strikes on 1,046 chances. He has recorded 1,113 runs and racked up 848 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .400 and he holds a career OPS of .866. He has gone yard 163 times, in addition to having 2,895 total bases and also a .466 slugging %. In the 6,211 at-bats in his pro career, Son has earned a batting average of .323 with 2,009 hits.
The Lotte Giants have turned 81 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (2nd in KBO). The Giants have racked up 879 assists, 55 errors and have accumulated 2,437 putouts so far this season. In their 100 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 70 times and been caught 30 times (30.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Lotte pitching staff have given up 516 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.32 (480 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 88 long balls and they surrender 5.72 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Giants have a WHIP of 1.552 with a FIP of 5.72 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.61 (668 strikeouts vs 416 free passes). They rank 4th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 844.
So far in his career, Choi has allowed 149 hits while he has accumulated 90 strikeouts in 130 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 86 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.723 and having a FIP of 6.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.20 and he has faced 596 batters so far in his career. Choi (2-4 career mark) has earned a 5.95 earned run average while surrendering 10.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte (+154)
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