Lotte Giants vs LG Twins Prediction, 8/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs LG Twins
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+110) LG (-140)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the venue where Ju-young Son and the LG Twins (45-32, 1st in KBO) will play the Lotte Giants (34-45, 8th in KBO) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Giants coming in at +110 and the Twins are at -140. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Jun-won Seo and Ju-young Son.
Lotte has a slugging rate of .405 and have struck out 569 times, while drawing a walk on 351 occasions. They have 411 RBI's and 782 base knocks this season, while their batting average is sitting at .277. The Giants have accumulated 142 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 70 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 424 runs and have an OBP of .359. As a team, the Lotte Giants are earning 5.3 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball.
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Hoon Chung is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. Chung has earned a batting average of .279 for his baseball career, in addition to 491 runs scored and an OPS of .758. He has struck out 653 times and has gotten a free base on 342 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .362 on-base %. In his career, Chung has hit 56 balls out of the park while knocking in 382 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .396 and he has racked up 1,208 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped into the batters box 3,541 times and also came through with a base hit 851 times.
The Lotte Giants have notched a total of 2,127 putouts thus far, as well as 767 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 3rd in KBO and have a total of 69 double plays. The Giants have stolen 65 bags and have been gunned down 28 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 30.1%.
The Giants have an earned run average of 5.56 so far this year (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 583 batters. Giants pitchers have relinquished 84 home runs in addition to 470 runs in total (1st in the league). Lotte has conceded 754 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 438 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.63 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.57.
Seo has taken the hill for 229 innings and has tallied 135 punch outs during his professional baseball career. Seo (11-17 career mark) has a FIP of 5.96 while he has faced 1,040 opposing batters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 5.53 (141 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.581. He has allowed 278 hits (10.9 hits per 9 innings) with 85 free passes.
The LG Twins have tallied an on-base percentage of .353 in addition to a team batting average of .256 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 461 occasions (10th in the league) and have 653 base hits. LG has hit 79 home runs on the year as well as 353 RBIs. The Twins have a team slugging percentage of .401 and they have an average of 4.73 runs per contest (8th in KBO). They have put up 116 two-baggers, while taking a walk 346 times and recording 364 runs.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Yoo has drawn a walk 156 times while going down on strikes on 462 tries. His OBP sits at .332 and he has a career OPS of .765. Over the course of the 2,388 at-bats in his baseball career, Yoo has recorded a batting average of .271 and has racked up 647 base knocks. He has accounted for 265 runs in addition to having 379 runs batted in. He has gone yard 90 times, as well as 1,033 total bases and also a .433 slugging %.
Out of their 79 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 58 times and been caught 21 times (26.6% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have turned 88 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (4th in Korean baseball). The Twins have accrued 846 assists, 50 errors and have accounted for 2,044 putouts over the course of the season.
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.348 and have a FIP of 4.08 as a squad so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.78 (523 strikeouts vs 293 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 625. They have surrendered 45 HR's and they yield 4.08 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The LG pitching staff have surrendered 309 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.69 (279 earned runs relinquished).
In his pro career, Son has surrendered 22 base knocks while accumulating 12 punch outs in 19 innings pitched. He has conceded 16 ER's while holding a WHIP of 2.085 and being the owner of a FIP of 7.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.63 and he has faced 100 hitters during his pro baseball career. Son (0-2 career win-loss record) has earned a 7.32 earned run average while allowing 10.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LG (-140)
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