Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+126) Kia (-166)
Daniel Mengden and the Kia Tigers (38-56, 9th in KBO) play the Lotte Giants (47-54, 8th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Giants coming in at +126 and the Tigers are at -166. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Seung-heon Lee and Daniel Mengden.
The Giants have earned 185 doubles as a unit and have knocked 83 balls out of the park. Lotte is slugging .394 and have been rung up 713 times, while drawing a walk on 447 occasions. As a team, the Lotte Giants are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which is 7th in the league. They have accrued 501 RBI's in addition to 977 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .271. They have a total of 520 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .355.
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Hoon Chung is a batter who should impact this game for Lotte. In his career, Chung has hit 57 baseballs out of the park while driving in 391 runs. His slugging percentage is .396 and he has a total of 1,238 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 3,636 times and has notched a base hit 871 times. He has fanned 667 times and earned a walk on 361 occasions, contributing to a .363 on-base percentage. Chung has an average at the plate of .279 for his baseball career, with 500 runs scored and an OPS of .759.
The Lotte Giants have accounted for 2,758 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 998 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 2nd in KBO and have accumulated 90 double plays. The Giants have stolen 75 bases and have been caught 35 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 31.8%.
The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 5.27 over the course of the season (10th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 749 batters. Lotte has conceded 956 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and also 538 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.61 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.55. Giants pitchers have allowed 97 home runs and also 580 runs in total (1st in KBO).
Lee has taken the mound for 63 innings and has accounted for 47 K's during his professional baseball career. Lee (3-4 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 6.79 and he has faced 301 batters in baseball. His ERA is 5.80 (41 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.696. He has surrendered 71 base hits (10.0 hits per 9 innings) with 37 free passes.
Kia has 44 home runs so far this season to go along with 370 runs batted in. They have hit 128 doubles, while walking 421 times and putting up 385 runs. The Kia Tigers hold a team OBP of .335 and a team batting average of .244 this year. The Tigers have a SLG% of .331 and they have an average of 3.85 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 636 occasions (9th in the league) and are sitting with 819 base knocks.
Won-joon Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Choi has earned a free base 119 times while striking out on 213 occasions. He has recorded 238 runs and has 150 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .345 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .733. He has homered 15 times, in addition to having 577 total bases and a .388 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 1,487 at-bats in his career, Choi has accrued an average at the plate of .286 in addition to 426 hits.
The Kia Tigers have turned 90 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in KBO). The Tigers have recorded 941 assists, 68 errors and have earned a total of 2,655 putouts this season. Of their 94 chances at stealing a base, they have been successful 66 times and been caught 28 times (29.8% caught stealing rate).
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.549 and have a FIP of 5.54 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.44 (671 strikeouts vs 466 walks). They are sitting at 8th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 905. They have yielded 106 HR's and they relinquish 5.54 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Kia pitching staff have given up 545 runs this season while holding an ERA of 5.26 (517 earned runs conceded).
In his pro baseball career, Mengden has surrendered 938 base knocks while he has accumulated 902 punch outs in 1,033 innings pitched. He has allowed 421 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.199 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and he has faced 4,138 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Mengden (66-53 career record) is the owner of a 3.67 earned run average and has conceded 8.2 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia (-166) and under the total runs
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