Lotte Giants vs LG Twins Prediction, 9/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs LG Twins
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+114) LG (-151)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Jae June Bae and the LG Twins (60-48, 3rd in KBO) will take on the Lotte Giants (53-61, 8th in KBO) on Tuesday. The Twins open this matchup at -151 while the Giants are priced at +114. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Seung Heon Lee and Jae June Bae.
The Giants have accrued 215 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 92 balls out of the park. Lotte is slugging .398 and have been rung up 802 times, while taking a walk on 504 occasions. As a unit, the Lotte Giants are knocking in 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. They have compiled 583 RBI's as well as 1,131 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate is at .275. They have earned 606 runs and hold an OBP of .358.
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Hoon Chung is a batter who should impact this game for Lotte. For his career, Chung has slapped 59 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 402 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .396 and he has racked up 1,257 bases. For his time in baseball, he faced a pitcher 3,692 times and has delivered with a hit 882 times. He has fanned 680 times and has been walked on 365 occasions, contributing to a .362 OBP. Chung is sitting with a batting avereage of .278 for his time in baseball, in addition to 504 scored runs and an OPS of .758.
The Giants have swiped 79 bases and have been thrown out 36 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 31.3%. The Lotte Giants have notched a total of 3,120 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,132 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which is 1st in KBO and have a total of 102 double plays.
The Giants hold a team earned run average of 5.45 over the course of the season (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 847 batters. Giants pitchers have conceded 114 home runs and also 676 runs in total (1st in baseball). Lotte has relinquished 1,114 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) in addition to 630 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.59 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.58.
Lee has thrown 72 frames and is sitting with 52 strikeouts during his professional baseball career. Lee (3-4 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 6.72 while facing 343 opposing batters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 5.85 (47 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.714. He has given up 82 hits (10.2 hits per 9 innings) with 42 free passes.
LG is sitting with 97 home runs on the year in addition to 493 runs batted in. The have tallied 172 doubles, while walking 467 times and putting up 515 runs. The LG Twins have earned an OBP of .344 and a batting average of .252 so far this season. The Twins hold a team slugging % of .382 and they average 4.56 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have been rung up on 698 instances (10th in baseball) and have 942 hits.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a batter who should impact this game for LG. In the 2,480 official at-bats in his pro career, Yoo has recorded a batting average of .269 with 668 base knocks. He has homered 93 times, as well as 1,067 bases in total and a .430 slugging %. Yoo has recorded a free base 158 times while striking out on 479 occasions. He has a total of 274 runs and has 393 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .330 and he has a lifetime OPS of .760.
In their 109 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 76 times and been caught 33 times (30.3% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have turned 126 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (3rd in KBO). The Twins have accrued 1,202 assists, 73 errors and have a total of 2,989 putouts for the year.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.336 with a FIP of 4.18 as a team on the year. They are sitting at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 895. The LG pitching staff have allowed 463 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.77 (417 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.85 (807 strikeouts against 436 free passes). They have surrendered 69 homers and they surrender 4.18 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
In his pro career, Bae has conceded 124 base hits while he has tallied 99 K's in 120 innings pitched. Bae (5-5 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 5.03 earned run average while allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 67 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.550 and a FIP of 5.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.60 and he has faced 550 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lotte (+114)
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