Lotte Giants vs LG Twins Prediction, 4/29/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+175) LG (-210)
Andrew Suarez and the LG Twins (12-8, 1st in KBO) host the Lotte Giants (9-11, 8th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Giants priced at +175 and the Twins are at -210. The O/U opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Enderson Franco and Andrew Suarez.
Lotte is slugging .400 and have been called out on strikes 148 times, while drawing a walk on 110 occasions. They have tallied 107 RBI's and 198 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is .277. The Giants have tallied 37 doubles as a squad and have hit 17 balls out of the park. They have a total of 108 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .377. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are scoring 5.4 runs per game, which ranks them 3rd in KBO.
Chi-hong Ahn is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Ahn has a batting average of .298 for his career in baseball, in addition to 655 scored runs and an OPS of .799. He has struck out 701 times and has taken a walk on 412 occasions, contributing to a .361 on-base %. For his pro baseball career, Ahn has hit 110 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 655 runs. His career slugging percentage is .438 and he has a total of 1,938 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 5,011 times and got on base with a base knock 1,319 times.
The Lotte Giants have a total of 541 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 212 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them sitting 3rd in the league and have 15 double plays. The Giants have swiped 21 bases and have been caught 6 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 22.2%.
The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.20 so far this season (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 144 hitters. Giants pitchers have conceded 23 home runs and 113 runs (3rd in KBO). Lotte has given up 189 base knocks (9.4 per 9 innings) as well as 104 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.50 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.58.
Franco (50-61 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.13 while he has gone up against 4,340 hitters in baseball. He has conceded 1,106 base knocks (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 304 free passes. His ERA is 4.46 (492 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.421. Franco has taken the ball for 992 innings and has tallied 756 strikeouts so far in his career.
The LG Twins have tallied an on-base percentage of .343 and a team batting average of .238 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 123 occasions (10th in baseball) and have notched a total of 156 hits. LG has accumulated 20 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 80 RBIs. The Twins hold a slugging % of .377 and they are scoring 4.15 runs per game (10th in the league). They have notched 27 doubles, while taking a walk 97 times and notching 83 runs.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Yoo has recorded a walk 147 times while fanning on 433 tries. He has recorded 252 runs and notched 349 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .333 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .769. He has gone deep 86 times, as well as 969 bases in total and a .436 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,225 at-bats in his pro career, Yoo has accrued an average at the plate of .271 in addition to 604 hits.
Out of their 22 chances at stealing a base, they have had success 18 times and been caught 4 times (18.2% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have turned 24 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (4th in the league). The Twins have racked up 205 assists, 14 errors and have accounted for 534 putouts during this campaign.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.404 in addition to having a FIP of 4.04 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.75 (159 strikeouts vs 91 free passes). They are sitting at 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 159. They have surrendered 8 home runs and they relinquish 4.04 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The LG pitching staff have allowed 80 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.69 (73 earned runs conceded).
Thus far in his career, Suarez has given up 993 base hits while accumulating 789 strikeouts in 956 innings pitched. He has allowed 398 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.295 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.21 and he has faced 4,021 opposing batters thus far in his career. Suarez (58-51 career mark) is the owner of a 3.74 ERA while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lotte (+175)
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