LG Twins vs NC Dinos Prediction, 4/3/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs NC Dinos
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: LG (+125) NC (-165)
Drew Rucinski and the NC Dinos (83-55, 1st in KBO last season) play the LG Twins (79-61, 4th in KBO last year) at Changwon NC Park on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have the Twins priced at +125 and the Dinos are at -165. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Casey Kelly and Drew Rucinski.
As a squad, the LG Twins compiled 5.6 runs per outing, which had them at 4th in KBO. They earned a total of 802 runs scored and held an on-base percentage of .349. The Twins accrued 253 two-baggers as a squad and hit 149 baseballs out of the park. They compiled 760 RBI's as well as 1,384 hits in the previous season, while their average at the plate was .277. LG was slugging .428 and were called out on strikes 969 times, while being walked on 509 occasions.
The Twins had an earned run average of 4.37 last season (2nd in the league), and their staff struck out 1,019 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.07 and the pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.42. Twins pitchers surrendered 123 home runs in addition to 694 total runs (9th in the league). Their pitching staff walked 493 opposing hitters and their FIP was 4.83 as a team last season.
Kelly had a FIP of 3.48. He gave up 64 earned runs last year and had a K/BB ratio of 3.4. He gave up 8.3 hits per 9 innings and his WHIP was at 1.154. His ERA sat at 3.32 and he fanned 134 opposing batters. Casey Kelly allowed 160 base hits in 173.1 innings pitched over the course of last year. Kelly has taken the mound for 1,270 innings and has 971 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.96 (559 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.325. He has given up 1,328 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 355 walks. Kelly (76-80 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.62 while he has faced 5,430 batters in baseball.
The NC Dinos are sitting with a team OBP of .366 and a team batting average of .291 for the previous season. They were rung up on 997 occasions (4th in KBO) and had a total of 1,483 base hits. NC accumulated 187 home runs in the prior season in addition to 845 runs batted in. The Dinos had a slugging percentage of .462 and they were recording 6.17 runs per contest (1st in the league). They recorded 258 doubles, while walking 529 times and scoring 888 runs.
The NC pitching staff yielded 714 runs last year while holding an ERA of 4.58 (660 earned runs allowed). They relinquished 153 dingers and they allowed 4.96 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Dinos finished with a team WHIP of 1.419 with a FIP of 4.96 as a pitching staff over the course of last season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 1.92 (1,049 strikeouts vs 547 bases on balls). They were ranked 10th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,292.
Rucinski had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.9 with 167 total punch outs. He threw 183.0 innings last season while giving up 8.5 H/9. Rucinski gave up 173 total base hits while he surrendered 62 earned runs (3.05 ERA). His WHIP sat at 1.26 and he earned a FIP of 3.30 over the course of last year. In his pro career, Rucinski has conceded 1,289 hits and he has 1,066 K's in 1,275 innings. He has given up a total of 524 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.289 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and he has faced 5,049 hitters during his career. Rucinski (78-68 career mark) holds a 3.70 ERA and has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (+125)
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