Lotte Giants vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 6/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-151) Kiwoom (+110)
Gocheok Sky Dome is the site where Jake Brigham and the Kiwoom Heroes (24-23, 7th in KBO) will take on the Lotte Giants (15-29, 10th in KBO) on Wednesday. The Giants open this matchup at -151 while the Heroes are priced at +110. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Enderson Franco and Jake Brigham.
Lotte has a slugging % of .390 and have been called out on strikes 332 times, while drawing a walk on 211 occasions. They have accounted for 214 RBI's as well as 424 hits on the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .269. The Giants have tallied 83 doubles as a team and have knocked 35 balls out of the park. They have tallied 221 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .357. As a team, the Lotte Giants are scoring 4.9 runs/g, which is 7th in the league.
Hoon Chung is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Chung has hit .275 for his career, in addition to 472 runs scored and an OPS of .750. He has gone down on strikes 635 times and has been walked on 334 occasions, contributing to a .360 on-base %. In his professional baseball career, Chung has drilled 51 baseballs out of the park while driving in 350 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .390 and he has totaled 1,137 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 3,394 times and has come through with a hit 800 times.
The Giants have swiped 40 bases and have been thrown out 18 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 31.0%. The Lotte Giants have a total of 1,203 putouts on the year, as well as 449 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .979 which is 5th in KBO and have accumulated 41 double plays.
The Giants have a team ERA of 5.63 so far this season (10th in KBO), and they have rung up 339 batters. Giants pitchers have conceded 48 long balls in addition to 272 runs (1st in the league). Lotte has relinquished 439 hits (9.9 per 9 innings) and 251 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.65 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.61.
Franco has taken the hill for 1,017 innings and has 771 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 4.49 (508 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.423. He has surrendered 1,131 hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has 317 walks. Franco (51-63 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.15 while facing 4,453 opposing hitters during his time in baseball.
Kiwoom is sitting with 30 long balls for the season in addition to 233 RBIs. The have tallied 92 doubles, while getting a free base 211 times as well as notching 255 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have compiled an OBP of .355 and a team batting average of .264 so far this year. The Heroes have a team SLG% of .388 and they score 5.43 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 361 occasions (2nd in KBO) and have 428 hits.
Geon-chang Seo is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Seo has drawn a free base 494 times while striking out on 422 tries. He has recorded 709 runs and also has 427 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .390 and he has a career OPS of .808. He has gone deep 32 times, in addition to having 1,637 total bases and a .418 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 3,913 official at-bats in his baseball career, Seo has hit .309 with 1,210 hits.
Out of their 34 tries at getting a steal, they have been successful 25 times and been caught 9 times (26.5% caught stealing percentage). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 51 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in KBO). The Heroes have recorded 491 assists, 38 errors and have a total of 1,257 putouts on the campaign.
The Heroes have a team WHIP of 1.530 with a FIP of 4.98 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.57 (314 strikeouts vs 200 bases on balls). They are sitting at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 441. They have conceded 39 long balls and they surrender 4.98 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Kiwoom pitching staff have allowed 232 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.47 (208 earned runs conceded).
In his pro baseball career, Brigham has conceded 1,692 base knocks and he has 1,438 strikeouts in 1,713 frames. He has conceded 759 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.328 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.47 and he has faced 7,357 batters during his pro baseball career. Brigham (100-89 record in his career) has earned a 3.99 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte (-151)
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