Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz Prediction, 4/25/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+110) KT (-130)
Jae-sung Bae and the KT Wiz (8-7, 4th in KBO) host the Lotte Giants (7-8, 9th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Sunday. The line on this game has the Giants priced at +110 and the Wiz are at -130. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Kyeong-eun No and Jae-sung Bae.
As a unit, the Lotte Giants are knocking in 5.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 2nd in KBO. They have accounted for 88 runs and hold an OBP of .391. The Giants have accrued 30 doubles as a team and have smacked 13 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 87 RBI's in addition to 155 hits this season, while their team batting average is .285. Lotte has a slugging percentage of .413 and have been rung up 114 times, while drawing a walk on 89 occasions.
Hoon Chung is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. In his career, Chung has drilled 47 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 343 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .389 in addition to racking up 1,092 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to the plate 3,273 times and has reached base with a base hit 772 times. He has struck out 613 times and has taken a walk on 319 occasions, contributing to a .360 on-base %. Chung has a batting average of .275 for his baseball career, in addition to 451 runs scored and an OPS of .749.
The Lotte Giants have earned 410 putouts so far this season, in addition to 160 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which is 2nd in the league and have accumulated 13 double plays. The Giants have stolen 15 bases and have been caught 3 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 16.7%.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.66 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.51. Giants pitchers have surrendered 19 home runs and 83 runs in total (4th in KBO). Lotte has given up 134 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 78 earned runs. The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 5.15 on the year (9th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 118 hitters.
No has pitched in 998 innings and has earned 720 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 5.12 (549 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.451. He has given up 1,018 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 459 walks. No (52-63 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.72 and he has gone up against 4,402 opposing batters during his time in baseball.
The KT Wiz have earned an on-base percentage of .378 and a batting average of .283 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 95 instances (9th in baseball) and have earned a total of 145 hits. KT has tallied 7 long balls over the course of the season in addition to 71 runs batted in. The Wiz have a team slugging % of .379 and they are scoring 5.27 runs per game (4th in the league). They have 22 doubles, while getting a free base 76 times and recording 79 runs.
Zoilo Almonte is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. For the 5,834 at-bats in his career, Almonte has an average at the plate of .284 in addition to having 1,656 hits. He has homered 183 times, as well as 2,567 bases in total and a .440 slugging percentage. Almonte has drawn a walk 530 times while striking out on 1,262 tries. He has scored 765 runs and notched 854 runs batted in. His OBP is .346 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .786.
The KT Wiz have turned 13 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .978 (7th in Korean baseball). The Wiz have accrued 155 assists, 12 errors and have earned 390 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 14 chances at stealing a base, they have made it 11 times and been caught 3 times (21.4% caught stealing percentage).
The KT pitching staff have surrendered 63 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.95 (57 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 8 homers and they relinquish 4.36 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.338 and have a FIP of 4.36 as a pitching staff for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.98 (111 strikeouts vs 56 free passes). They rank 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 118.
In his pro baseball career, Bae has allowed 325 hits and he has 208 strikeouts in 323 frames. Bae (21-19 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.37 earned run average and has conceded 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 157 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.528 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.23 and he has gone up against 1,430 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte (+110)
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