Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz Prediction, 6/6/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+104) KT (-144)
William Cuevas and the KT Wiz (26-21, 2nd in KBO) host the Lotte Giants (17-30, 10th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Giants priced at +104 and the Wiz are at -144. The total opens at 10.5. The expected starting pitchers are Sae-woong Park and William Cuevas.
The Giants have hit 88 doubles as a team and have hit 39 balls out of the park. Lotte is slugging .392 and have been called out on strikes 353 times, while drawing a walk on 220 occasions. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are compiling 4.8 runs/g, which has them sitting at 7th in the league. They have compiled 225 runs batted in as well as 450 hits for the year, while their team batting average is at .267. They have racked up 232 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .354.
Hoon Chung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. For his professional baseball career, Chung has hit 51 balls out of the park while knocking in 351 runs. His career slugging percentage is .390 and he has racked up 1,141 bases. For his career, he came to bat 3,407 times and has delivered with a hit 803 times. He has struck out 638 times and has walked on 334 at-bats, contributing to a .360 on-base percentage. Chung has accumulated a batting average of .275 for his time in baseball, in addition to 472 runs scored and an OPS of .750.
The Giants have swiped 42 bags and have been thrown out 20 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 32.3%. The Lotte Giants have accounted for 1,281 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 473 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which has them sitting 5th in KBO and they have turned 42 double plays.
The Giants hold a team ERA of 5.46 on the year (10th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 357 batters. Giants pitchers have given up 48 home runs and 283 runs in total (1st in KBO). Lotte has given up 458 hits (9.7 per 9 innings) and also 259 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.63 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.59.
Park (33-42 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.26 while he has faced 2,741 batters in baseball. He has allowed 703 hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 234 free passes. His ERA is 4.95 (345 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.365. Park has thrown 615 innings and has tallied 481 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
KT has recorded 33 long balls this season to go along with 246 runs batted in. They have 83 doubles, while walking 236 times as well as scoring 264 runs. The KT Wiz have earned an on-base percentage of .375 as well as a batting average of .278 this year. The Wiz have a SLG% of .397 and they are scoring 5.62 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have struck out on 364 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have recorded 450 base hits.
Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Bae has earned a walk 112 times while fanning on 244 chances. He has tallied 157 runs and racked up 96 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .354 and he has earned a career OPS of .728. He has hit a home run 16 times, with 336 total bases and a .374 slugging %. For the 898 at-bats in his pro career, Bae has accumulated a batting average of .267 with 240 hits.
Of their 47 tries at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 34 times and been caught 13 times (27.7% caught stealing rate). The KT Wiz have turned 44 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .976 (9th in Korean baseball). The Wiz have racked up 510 assists, 43 errors and have a tally of 1,249 putouts this season.
The KT pitching staff have relinquished 221 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.20 (194 earned runs given up). They have relinquished 30 home runs and they relinquish 4.78 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Wiz have a team WHIP of 1.447 in addition to having a FIP of 4.78 as a staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.67 (332 strikeouts vs 199 free passes). They rank 8th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 403.
During his career, Cuevas has surrendered 1,332 base hits while he has tallied 1,163 punch outs in 1,454 innings pitched. Cuevas (89-79 mark in his career) has a 3.86 earned run average while allowing 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 624 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.240 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 and he has gone up against 6,117 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte (+104)
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