Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz Prediction, 9/16/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+100) KT (-120)
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the site where Sang-baek Eom and the KT Wiz (62-39, 1st in KBO) will play the Lotte Giants (48-54, 8th in KBO) on Thursday. The Wiz open this contest at -120 while the Giants are coming in at +100. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Sae-woong Park and Sang-baek Eom.
Lotte is slugging .395 and have been called out on strikes 718 times, while getting the free base on 450 occasions. They have tallied 509 RBI's in addition to 987 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average sits at .271. The Giants have accrued 188 doubles as a unit and have hit 84 balls out of the stadium. They have 528 runs scored and hold an OBP of .355. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in baseball.
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Ah-seop Son is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Son has an average at the plate of .324 in his time in baseball, in addition to 1,118 runs scored and an OPS of .866. He has fanned 1,052 times and earned a walk on 784 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .400 on-base %. For his professional baseball career, Son has drilled 163 baseballs over the fence while driving in 853 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .466 in addition to earning 2,915 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 7,132 times and has delivered with a base hit 2,025 times.
The Giants have stolen 75 bases and have been thrown out 35 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 31.8%. The Lotte Giants have 2,785 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,009 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which is 2nd in the league and have 92 double plays.
The Giants have an ERA of 5.28 this year (9th in the league), and their staff has struck out 752 batters. Giants pitchers have yielded 99 home runs and also 587 runs (1st in KBO). Lotte has conceded 968 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) in addition to 545 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.60 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.55.
Park (39-45 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.80 and he has faced 3,019 opposing batters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 748 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 255 free passes. His earned run average is 4.32 (362 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.316. Park has taken the mound for 685 innings and has accounted for 537 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
KT has accounted for 87 home runs over the course of the season and 532 runs batted in. They have recorded 162 two-baggers, while getting a free base 480 times as well as putting up 568 runs. The KT Wiz have recorded a team on-base percentage of .362 in addition to a team batting average of .270 so far this year. The Wiz have a slugging percentage of .394 and they are recording 5.41 runs per outing (1st in baseball). They have struck out on 770 occasions (4th in baseball) and have 949 base knocks.
Jae-gyun Hwang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Hwang has earned a walk 565 times while striking out on 1,148 occasions. His on-base percentage comes in at .355 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .787. Over the course of the 6,080 at-bats in his baseball career, Hwang has hit .292 in addition to 1,778 hits. He has recorded 933 runs in addition to having 910 runs batted in. He has homered 196 times, with 2,780 total bases and also a .457 slugging percentage.
The KT Wiz have turned 100 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (7th in KBO). The Wiz have recorded 1,068 assists, 78 errors and have earned 2,778 putouts on the season. Of their 91 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 72 times and been caught 19 times (20.9% caught stealing percentage).
The KT pitching staff have relinquished 441 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.82 (393 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 65 home runs and they relinquish 4.29 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.339 and have a FIP of 4.29 as a pitching staff this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.07 (782 strikeouts vs 378 free passes). They are currently ranked 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 862.
Eom (12-25 career win-loss record) has a 6.06 earned run average while allowing 10.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.54 and he has faced 1,513 batters thus far in his career. He has conceded 220 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.679 and a FIP of 6.6. During his career, Eom has allowed 379 base knocks while totaling 261 strikeouts in 327 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take KT (-120) and under 9.5 runs
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