Lotte Giants vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 5/23/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Doosan Bears
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+148) Doosan (-208)
Walker Lockett and the Doosan Bears (19-18, 6th in KBO) play the Lotte Giants (14-23, 10th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Sunday. The Bears open this matchup at -208 while the Giants are priced at +148. The total opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jun-won Seo and Walker Lockett.
The Giants have tallied 68 doubles as a team and have knocked 31 balls out of the park. Lotte has a slugging rate of .398 and have struck out 275 times, while being walked on 182 occasions. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 5th in the league. They have accumulated 183 RBI's in addition to 357 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is .273. They have accumulated 189 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .364.
Chi-hong Ahn is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Ahn has an average at the plate of .298 for his career, with 662 runs scored and an OPS of .800. He has fanned 708 times and has walked on 420 occasions, contributing to a .362 on-base percentage. In his career, Ahn has hit 111 balls out of the park while knocking in 667 runs. His slugging percentage is .438 in addition to racking up 1,965 bases. For his time in the league, he came to the plate 5,080 times and got on base with a hit 1,337 times.
The Lotte Giants have a tally of 988 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 374 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which has them sitting 4th in KBO and have a total of 34 double plays. The Giants have stolen 36 bases and have been caught 15 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 29.4%.
The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.77 over the course of the season (10th in the league), and their staff has struck out 277 batters. Lotte has surrendered 366 hits (10.0 per 9 innings) and 211 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.58 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.64. Giants pitchers have allowed 43 home runs and 229 runs in total (1st in baseball).
Seo has taken the ball for 222 innings and has accounted for 129 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.39 (133 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.559. He has surrendered 266 base hits (10.8 hits per 9 innings) with 80 free passes. Seo (11-17 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.84 while he has gone up against 1,001 opposing batters in baseball.
The Doosan Bears have accounted for an on-base percentage of .372 as well as a batting average of .285 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 243 occasions (9th in baseball) and have tallied 370 base hits. Doosan has accumulated 32 home runs on the season as well as 197 runs batted in. The Bears have a slugging percentage of .404 and they are earning 5.57 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have recorded 50 doubles, while getting a free base 167 times as well as racking up 206 runs.
Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Doosan. Ho has recorded a free base 276 times while going down on strikes on 327 tries. He has compiled 556 runs in addition to having 425 RBIs. His OBP comes in at .362 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .752. He has hit a home run 36 times, as well as 1,350 total bases and a .390 slugging percentage. For the 3,461 at-bats in his pro career, Ho has hit .298 in addition to having 1,033 base hits.
The Doosan Bears have twisted 36 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .978 (7th in KBO). The Bears have accrued 356 assists, 30 errors and have accounted for 988 putouts for the year. Out of their 28 tries at getting a steal, they have made it 16 times and been caught 12 times (42.9% caught stealing rate).
The Doosan pitching staff have relinquished 161 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.88 (142 earned runs given up). They have allowed 25 dingers and they relinquish 4.40 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Bears have a team WHIP of 1.525 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.40 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.64 (252 strikeouts against 154 walks). They are sitting at 5th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 348.
Lockett (35-39 record in his career) holds a 4.31 ERA and has surrendered 10.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 and he has faced 2,938 batters during his pro baseball career. He has given up 323 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.358 and a FIP of 5.2. In his pro baseball career, Lockett has allowed 747 hits while accumulating 515 K's in 674 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Doosan (-208) and under 9.5 runs
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