LG Twins vs SSG Landers Prediction, 10/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs SSG Landers
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-256) SSG (+184)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the venue where Min Jun Choi and the SSG Landers (60-60, 7th in KBO) will play the LG Twins (66-51, 2nd in KBO) on Tuesday. The Landers open this contest at +184 while the Twins are coming in at -256. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Andrew Suarez and Min Jun Choi.
LG has a slugging rate of .382 and have been called out on strikes 778 times, while being walked on 500 occasions. They have accrued 542 RBI's as well as 1,048 hits this year, and their batting average comes in at .255. The Twins have hit 191 doubles as a team and have hit 103 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 568 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .344. As a unit, the LG Twins are recording 4.6 runs/g, which is 8th in baseball.
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Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Hong has earned a batting average of .303 for his time in baseball, in addition to 205 runs scored and an OPS of .850. He has struck out 224 times and has gotten a free base on 208 occasions, contributing to a .431 on-base percentage. In his career, Hong has hit 12 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 108 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .419 and he has accumulated 432 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he approached the plate 1,278 times and has reached base with a base hit 313 times.
The Twins have stolen 84 bases and have been caught 35 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 29.4%. The LG Twins have accounted for 3,286 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,289 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them ranked 2nd in KBO and they have turned 135 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.89 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.32. Twins pitchers have given up 73 long balls in addition to 501 runs (10th in KBO). LG has surrendered 970 base hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and 448 earned runs. The Twins have an ERA of 3.68 for the season (1st in KBO), and the staff has struck out 905 hitters.
Suarez has pitched in 1,038 innings and has earned 865 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.67 (423 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.297. He has conceded 1,069 base knocks (9.3 hits per 9 innings) with 277 walks. Suarez (64-52 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.27 while he has gone up against 4,369 hitters in baseball.
SSG has compiled 167 HRs on the campaign as well as 636 runs batted in. They have 186 doubles, while taking a walk 575 times and putting up 677 runs. The SSG Landers have compiled an on-base percentage of .353 and a batting average of .261 so far this season. The Landers hold a slugging % of .419 and they have an average of 5.17 runs per outing (2nd in KBO). They have been called out on strikes on 942 occasions (2nd in the league) and have notched a total of 1,162 hits.
Ju-hwan Choi is a batter who should impact this game for SSG. In the 2,989 at-bats in his professional career, Choi has hit .293 with 877 hits. He has hit it out of the park 85 times, as well as 1,347 total bases and also a .451 slugging percentage. Choi has recorded a free base 286 times while going down on strikes on 434 tries. He has tallied 424 runs and racked up 487 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .359 and he also has a career OPS of .810.
The SSG Landers have turned 113 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in KBO). The Landers have racked up 1,271 assists, 91 errors and have a tally of 3,485 putouts on the season. Out of their 138 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 97 times and been caught 41 times (29.7% caught stealing percentage).
The SSG pitching staff have relinquished 680 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.92 (635 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 139 HR's and they surrender 5.27 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Landers have a WHIP of 1.506 in addition to having a FIP of 5.27 as a staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.61 (931 strikeouts against 579 bases on balls). They come in at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,170.
Choi (3-3 career win-loss mark) has a 6.40 ERA and has given up 10.4 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.18 and he has faced 365 opposing batters so far in his career. He has conceded a total of 55 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.733 and a FIP of 6.5. During his career, Choi has surrendered 89 base hits and he has 53 K's in 77 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG (+184)
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