Lotte Giants vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 6/29/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-158) Kiwoom (+119)
Kyeong-eun No and the Lotte Giants (28-39, 8th in KBO) head to Gocheok Sky Dome on Tuesday where they'll take on the Kiwoom Heroes (36-35, 6th in KBO). The Giants open this contest at -158 while the Heroes are coming in at +119. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Kyeong-eun No and Won-tae Choi.
As a squad, the Lotte Giants are scoring 5.4 runs/g, which has them sitting at 3rd in KBO. They have tallied 364 runs scored and have an OBP of .363. The Giants have accrued 129 doubles as a squad and have hit 60 balls out of the stadium. They have 351 RBI's and 668 hits on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .279. Lotte has a slugging % of .411 and have been called out on strikes 491 times, while getting the free base on 310 occasions.
Hoon Chung is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. For his career, Chung has hit 55 baseballs over the fence while driving in 377 runs. His slugging percentage is .397 and he has a total of 1,195 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to bat 3,497 times and also came through with a base hit 842 times. He has struck out 648 times and has gotten a free base on 338 occasions, which has contributed to a .363 OBP. Chung has a batting average of .280 in his time in baseball, with 484 scored runs and an OPS of .760.
The Lotte Giants have 1,812 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 666 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which puts them in 4th in the league and they have turned 60 double plays. The Giants have stolen 59 bases and have been caught 25 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 29.8%.
The Giants have compiled a team ERA of 5.48 for the year (9th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 506 batters. Lotte has given up 641 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and also 368 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.68 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.56. Giants pitchers have surrendered 69 home runs and 397 total runs (1st in the league).
No (53-67 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.21 while facing 4,572 opposing hitters in baseball. He has given up 1,067 base hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 476 walks. His ERA is 4.21 (578 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.455. No has pitched in 1,034 innings and has tallied 744 strikeouts so far in his pro career.
Kiwoom has accumulated 48 HRs this year as well as 343 runs batted in. They have put up 129 two-baggers, while getting a free base 332 times and putting up 368 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have compiled an on-base percentage of .354 in addition to a team batting average of .259 this year. The Heroes hold a slugging percentage of .385 and they tally 5.18 runs per contest (6th in baseball). They have struck out on 542 instances (2nd in the league) and have notched a total of 630 base knocks.
Geon-chang Seo is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kiwoom. In the 4,003 at-bats in his pro career, Seo has accumulated a batting average of .307 with 1,230 hits. He has hit a home run 35 times, with 1,670 total bases and also a .417 slugging percentage. Seo has earned a walk 509 times while fanning on 435 tries. He has accrued 722 runs and notched 435 RBIs. His on-base rate is .389 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .806.
Out of their 56 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 40 times and been caught 16 times (28.6% caught stealing rate). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 76 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .979 (7th in Korean baseball). The Heroes have accrued 750 assists, 56 errors and have 1,895 putouts for the season.
The Kiwoom pitching staff have yielded 330 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.12 (289 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 60 home runs and they surrender 4.70 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Heroes are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.465 and have a FIP of 4.70 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.66 (486 strikeouts vs 293 free passes). They are currently ranked 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 632.
So far in his career, Choi has surrendered 751 base hits while earning 486 K's in 681 innings pitched. Choi (47-32 career mark) has earned a 4.34 ERA and has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 329 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.379 and having a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.57 and he has faced 2,955 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom (+119)
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