LG Twins vs NC Dinos Prediction, 8/24/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs NC Dinos
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-125) NC (+405)
Drew Rucinski and the NC Dinos (42-38, 4th in KBO) play the LG Twins (47-37, 2nd in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Tuesday. The Dinos open this game at +405 while the Twins are priced at -125. The over/under is set at 11. The pitchers taking the mound will be Min Ho Lee and Drew Rucinski.
LG has a slugging % of .391 and have been called out on strikes 525 times, while drawing a walk on 377 occasions. They have recorded 375 runs batted in and 706 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average is at .252. The Twins have accrued 121 doubles as a squad and have hit 84 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 387 runs scored and hold an OBP of .349. As a team, the LG Twins are scoring 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 8th in the league.
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Hyun Soo Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. For his professional baseball career, Kim has drilled 217 baseballs out of the park while driving in 1,164 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 7,434 times and has reached base with a base hit 2,028 times. Kim has accrued an average at the plate of .316 for his baseball career, in addition to 1,030 scored runs and an OPS of .881. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .484 and he has totaled 3,106 bases. He has gone down on strikes 796 times and has walked on 863 occasions, contributing to a .397 OBP.
The Twins have stolen 62 bases and have been gunned down 23 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 27.1%. The LG Twins have 2,251 putouts on the campaign, as well as 928 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which ranks 4th in KBO and have a total of 95 double plays.
The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.70 for the season (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 585 hitters. Twins pitchers have conceded 48 home runs in addition to 341 runs (10th in the league). LG has allowed 682 base knocks (8.2 per 9 innings) and 308 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.83 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.34.
Lee (8-10 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.66 and he has gone up against 691 hitters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 144 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 70 walks. His earned run average is 4.26 (75 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.352. Lee has pitched in 158 innings and has earned 117 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Dinos hold a slugging % of .444 and they tally 5.49 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have recorded 130 doubles, while walking 341 times as well as putting up 461 runs. NC is sitting with 113 HRs for the year to go along with 440 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 621 occasions (5th in the league) and have notched a total of 783 base hits. The NC Dinos have tallied an OBP of .362 and a team batting average of .274 for the year.
Ui-ji Yang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Yang has drawn a free base 489 times while fanning on 572 tries. His OBP is .392 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .899. During the 4,408 at-bats in his pro career, Yang has hit .311 with 1,370 base hits. He has compiled 679 runs and has 816 runs batted in. He has homered 199 times, with 2,235 total bases and a .507 slugging percentage.
In their 73 chances at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 46 times and been caught 27 times (37.0% caught stealing rate). The NC Dinos have twisted 70 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (6th in the league). The Dinos have 754 assists, 59 errors and have 2,213 putouts so far this year.
The Dinos have a WHIP of 1.536 with a FIP of 5.12 as a pitching staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.67 (613 strikeouts against 366 walks). They come in at 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 766. They have given up 79 home runs and they allow 5.12 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The NC pitching staff have conceded 420 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.69 (384 earned runs surrendered).
Rucinski (87-74 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.66 earned run average and has allowed 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.96 and he has faced 5,510 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 563 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.287 and a FIP of 4.2. In his career, Rucinski has conceded 1,387 hits while he has accumulated 1,167 strikeouts in 1,384 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take NC (+405)
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