Lotte Giants vs LG Twins Prediction, 4/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs LG Twins
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+110) LG (-130)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Casey Kelly and the LG Twins (10-8, 3rd in KBO) will take on the Lotte Giants (9-9, 7th in KBO) on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have the Giants coming in at +110 and the Twins are at -130. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Dan Straily and Casey Kelly.
As a unit, the Lotte Giants are putting up 5.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in KBO. They have a total of 103 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .385. The Giants have compiled 35 doubles as a squad and have hit 16 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 102 RBI's as well as 186 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average is at .287. Lotte owns a slugging percentage of .415 and have been called out on strikes 130 times, while taking a walk on 98 occasions.
Jun-woo Jeon is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. For his pro baseball career, Jeon has hit 162 baseballs out of the park while driving in 663 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 5,165 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,348 times. Jeon has an average at the plate of .294 in his time in baseball, in addition to 768 scored runs and an OPS of .826. His slugging percentage sits at .466 and he has racked up 2,139 bases. He has struck out 798 times and has gotten a free base on 428 occasions, contributing to a .360 OBP.
The Giants have swiped 18 bases and have been caught 3 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 14.3%. The Lotte Giants have 491 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 196 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which puts them in 3rd in the league and have 15 double plays.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.62 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.54. Giants pitchers have surrendered 20 home runs in addition to 103 total runs (2nd in baseball). Lotte has given up 171 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 94 earned runs. The Giants have a team ERA of 5.18 over the course of the season (9th in baseball), and they have struck out 131 batters.
Straily has taken the ball for 1,890 innings and has 1,822 K's in his career. Straily (122-95 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.39 and he has faced 7,979 opposing hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.04 (848 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.261. He has given up 1,752 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 632 free passes.
LG has hit 17 long balls this season in addition to 68 RBIs. They have hit 23 two-baggers, while taking a walk 90 times as well as putting up 71 runs. The LG Twins are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .344 and a team batting average of .235 this season. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .364 and they earn 3.94 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 110 instances (10th in the league) and have earned 139 base knocks.
Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. For the 646 official at-bats in his baseball career, Hong has an average at the plate of .288 with 186 base hits. He has gone yard 9 times, as well as 273 bases in total and a .423 slugging percentage. Hong has drawn a free base 130 times while being called out on strikes on 154 tries. He has accounted for 132 runs and also has 70 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .418 and he also has a career OPS of .841.
The LG Twins have turned 22 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (5th in the league). The Twins have 190 assists, 14 errors and have notched a total of 480 putouts so far this season. In their 20 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 16 times and been caught 4 times (20.0% caught stealing rate).
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.481 and have a FIP of 4.50 as a staff for the year. They are sitting at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 154. The LG pitching staff have conceded 80 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.11 (73 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.65 (137 strikeouts vs 83 bases on balls). They have yielded 8 home runs and they allow 4.50 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO).
So far in his career, Kelly has given up 1,346 base hits while totaling 988 punch outs in 1,292 frames. Kelly (77-80 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.93 earned run average while conceding 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 564 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.324 and having a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.70 and he has faced 5,527 batters in 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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