Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 4/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-170) Kia (+145)
Seung-heon Lee and the Lotte Giants (3-4, 9th in KBO) head to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Kia Tigers (3-4, 8th in KBO). The Tigers open this matchup at +145 while the Giants are priced at -170. The total has been set at 10. The starting pitchers will be Seung-heon Lee and Aaron Brooks.
Lotte has a slugging rate of .449 and have been called out on strikes 55 times, while drawing a walk on 40 occasions. They have tallied 44 RBI's and 83 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is .316. The Giants have accrued 14 doubles as a team and have hit 7 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 44 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .412. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are scoring 6.3 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 2nd in KBO.
Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.00 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. Giants pitchers have conceded 9 home runs in addition to 34 runs in total (6th in the league). Lotte has given up 54 hits (7.7 per 9 innings) in addition to 34 earned runs. The Giants have an earned run average of 4.86 over the course of the season (9th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 66 hitters.
Seung-heon Lee allowed 34 base knocks in 36.2 innings pitched last season. His ERA was 4.66 and he punched out 34 hitters. He allowed 19 earned runs last year and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.1. He allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and he earned a WHIP of 1.227. Lee had a FIP of 6.14. Lee has taken the ball for 42 frames and has racked up 38 punch outs so far in his pro career. His earned run average is 6.21 (29 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.571. He has surrendered 46 hits (9.9 hits per 9 innings) with 20 walks. Lee (3-3 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 7.50 while he has faced 196 batters in baseball.
Kia has accounted for 1 HR on the season as well as 30 RBIs. They have put up 10 two-baggers, while getting a free base 24 times and putting up 30 runs. The Kia Tigers have accumulated an on-base percentage of .339 as well as a team batting average of .272 on the year. The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .343 and they are recording 4.29 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have struck out on 51 occasions (7th in the league) and have recorded 72 base hits.
The Kia pitching staff have conceded 44 runs on the year while having an ERA of 5.64 (42 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 7 HR's and they concede 5.91 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.343 in addition to having a FIP of 5.91 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.78 (48 strikeouts against 27 free passes). They rank 5th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 63.
Brooks had a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.4 with 130 total K's. He threw 151.1 innings last season while giving up 7.8 H/9. Brooks gave up 131 hits while conceding 42 earned runs (2.50 ERA). His WHIP sat at 1.02 and he held a FIP of 2.56 last year. Brooks (81-66 career win-loss record) holds a 4.52 earned run average while allowing 10.1 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.98 and he has gone up against 5,258 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 626 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.315 and having a FIP of 4.9. During his career, Brooks has given up 1,398 hits while tallying 954 strikeouts in 1,246 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lotte (-170)
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