LG Twins vs NC Dinos Prediction, 9/16/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs NC Dinos
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-149) NC (+124)
Min Ho Lee and the LG Twins (55-43, 3rd in KBO) are headed to Changwon NC Park on Thursday where they'll take on the NC Dinos (50-49, 5th in KBO). The Dinos open this game at +124 while the Twins are priced at -149. The O/U opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Min Ho Lee and Jae Hak Lee.
As a team, the LG Twins are recording 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in the league. They have accounted for 459 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .346. The Twins have hit 152 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 89 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 441 RBI's as well as 847 hits on the season, and their team batting average sits at .252. LG is slugging .382 and have been rung up 626 times, while drawing a walk on 440 occasions.
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Hyun Soo Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Kim has earned a batting average of .316 in his time in baseball, in addition to 1,037 scored runs and an OPS of .880. He has gone down on strikes 798 times and has been walked on 872 occasions, contributing to a .397 on-base %. In his career, Kim has hit 217 baseballs out of the park while driving in 1,175 runs. His slugging percentage is .483 and he has totaled 3,129 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 7,503 times and has delivered with a hit 2,045 times.
The Twins have stolen 74 bags and have been caught 29 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 28.2%. The LG Twins are sitting with 2,701 putouts for the season, as well as 1,090 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them ranked 3rd in KBO and they have twisted 112 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.82 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have relinquished 59 long balls and 413 total runs (10th in KBO). LG has yielded 807 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 373 earned runs. The Twins hold a team ERA of 3.73 on the season (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 718 batters.
Lee has taken the ball for 178 frames and has accumulated 131 strikeouts during his professional baseball career. Lee (11-10 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.19 while he has gone up against 760 batters in baseball. His ERA is 3.84 (76 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.267. He has surrendered 154 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) with 72 free passes.
The NC Dinos have tallied an OBP of .354 in addition to a team batting average of .268 so far this year. They have struck out on 768 instances (5th in KBO) and are sitting with 933 hits. NC is sitting with 133 home runs on the campaign in addition to 520 runs batted in. The Dinos have a slugging percentage of .434 and they score 5.28 runs per game (2nd in KBO). They have 155 doubles, while walking 392 times as well as notching 544 runs.
Ui-ji Yang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. Over the course of the 4,477 at-bats in his baseball career, Yang has hit .310 with 1,386 hits. He has gone yard 201 times, with 2,263 total bases and also a .505 slugging percentage. Yang has recorded a free base 493 times while striking out on 579 plate appearances. He has tallied 684 runs and racked up 825 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .391 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .896.
The NC Dinos have twisted 82 double plays and have a fielding rate of .978 (8th in the league). The Dinos have accrued 931 assists, 81 errors and have earned 2,702 putouts this season. Out of their 96 attempts at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 62 times and been caught 34 times (35.4% caught stealing percentage).
The Dinos are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.511 in addition to having a FIP of 5.11 as a team on the season. They rank 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 919. The NC pitching staff have allowed 511 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.66 (466 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.68 (741 strikeouts vs 441 free passes). They have conceded 96 dingers and they give up 5.11 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league).
During his career, Lee has given up 1,137 hits while tallying 969 punch outs in 1,128 innings. Lee (71-62 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.54 ERA while allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 569 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.415 and a FIP of 4.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.11 and he has gone up against 4,931 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LG (-149)
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