LG Twins vs NC Dinos Prediction, 8/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs NC Dinos
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-170) NC (+145)
Changwon NC Park is the site where Jae-hak Lee and the NC Dinos (39-38, 6th in KBO) will play the LG Twins (46-35, 2nd in KBO) on Saturday. The Dinos open this matchup at +145 while the Twins are priced at -170. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Casey Kelly and Jae-hak Lee.
The Twins have earned 118 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 81 balls out of the park. LG has a slugging rate of .393 and have struck out 497 times, while getting the free base on 369 occasions. As a squad, the LG Twins are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in KBO. They have 368 RBI's in addition to 686 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .253. They have notched a total of 380 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .351.
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Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. Yoo has accumulated a batting average of .270 for his baseball career, in addition to 266 scored runs and an OPS of .762. He has struck out 466 times and earned a walk on 156 at-bats, which has contributed to a .331 on-base percentage. For his pro baseball career, Yoo has hit 90 baseballs over the fence while driving in 381 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .431 and he has racked up 1,035 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to the plate 2,683 times and came through with a base base knock 649 times.
The Twins have swiped 60 bases and have been thrown out 22 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 26.8%. The LG Twins have earned 2,176 putouts on the year, in addition to 893 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 5th in the league and have accumulated 93 double plays.
The Twins have a team ERA of 3.67 so far this season (1st in KBO), and their staff has struck out 563 batters. LG has given up 661 base hits (8.2 per 9 innings) as well as 296 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.82 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.34. Twins pitchers have allowed 46 home runs and 329 runs in total (10th in KBO).
Kelly has taken the hill for 1,370 frames and is sitting with 1,041 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.89 (593 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.315. He has surrendered 1,417 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 386 walks. Kelly (83-84 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.50 while he has gone up against 5,843 hitters in baseball.
The Dinos have a team slugging percentage of .441 and they average 5.44 runs per outing (1st in the league). They have recorded 123 doubles, while taking a walk 330 times and putting up 441 runs. NC has recorded 109 home runs on the season in addition to 420 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 593 occasions (6th in the league) and have 753 hits. The NC Dinos have recorded an OBP of .361 and a team batting average of .272 over the course of the season.
Sung-Bum Na is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. Over the course of the 4,018 at-bats in his pro career, Na has compiled an average at the plate of .315 in addition to having 1,265 base hits. He has gone yard 199 times, with 2,176 bases in total and a .542 slugging percentage. Na has recorded a free base 353 times while being called out on strikes on 984 plate appearances. He has accumulated 779 runs in addition to having 788 RBIs. His on-base rate is .382 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .924.
Out of their 70 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 45 times and been caught 25 times (35.7% caught stealing rate). The NC Dinos have turned 66 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (6th in the league). The Dinos have recorded 723 assists, 56 errors and are sitting with 2,132 putouts for the year.
The Dinos are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.543 and have a FIP of 5.18 as a unit this year. They have a ranking of 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 741. The NC pitching staff have conceded 409 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.73 (373 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.66 (590 strikeouts vs 355 walks). They have given up 73 long balls and they surrender 5.18 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league).
So far in his pro career, Lee has allowed 1,113 base hits while tallying 947 K's in 1,108 innings. He has given up a total of 553 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.412 and a FIP of 4.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.10 and he has gone up against 4,838 batters during his career. Lee (70-59 career record) has a 4.49 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (-170)
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