Lotte Giants vs NC Dinos Prediction, 8/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs NC Dinos
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-135) NC (+101)
Min Hyeok Shin and the NC Dinos (37-36, 6th in KBO) host the Lotte Giants (33-44, 8th in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Giants coming in at -135 and the Dinos are at +101. The total has been set at 11.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Yeong-Hwan Choi and Min Hyeok Shin.
The Giants have accrued 141 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 66 balls out of the park. Lotte is slugging .404 and have struck out 557 times, while drawing a walk on 345 occasions. As a team, the Lotte Giants are scoring 5.3 runs per outing, which is 3rd in the league. They have accrued 402 RBI's as well as 768 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average sits at .278. They have earned a total of 415 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .360.
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Jun-woo Jeon is a batter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. In his career, Jeon has hit 165 balls out of the park while knocking in 704 runs. His slugging percentage is .465 and he has accumulated 2,240 bases. For his time in the league, he came to bat 5,431 times and has come through with a base hit 1,421 times. He has gone down on strikes 826 times and has taken a walk on 455 occasions, contributing to a .362 on-base %. Jeon has accrued an average at the plate of .295 for his time in baseball, with 806 runs scored and an OPS of .827.
The Lotte Giants have accounted for 2,049 putouts on the year, in addition to 747 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which has them ranked 5th in the league and have accumulated 64 double plays. The Giants have stolen 63 bases and have been thrown out 27 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 30.0%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.62 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.57. Giants pitchers have given up 82 long balls in addition to 461 runs (1st in the league). Lotte has given up 737 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and 429 earned runs. The Giants hold a team earned run average of 5.58 this season (10th in KBO), and they have rung up 567 hitters.
Choi (1-3 record in his career) holds a FIP of 7.12 and he has faced 541 opposing hitters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 136 base knocks (10.5 hits per 9 innings) with 69 walks. His ERA is 6.19 (80 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.762. Choi has thrown 116 innings and has accounted for 83 punch outs in his career.
NC has knocked in 104 home runs so far this season as well as 393 RBIs. They have hit 115 doubles, while getting a free base 306 times and scoring 414 runs. The NC Dinos have accounted for an on-base percentage of .361 as well as a team batting average of .272 this year. The Dinos have a team slugging percentage of .445 and they are earning 5.52 runs per game (1st in the league). They have been rung up on 542 occasions (6th in KBO) and have 699 hits.
Aaron Altherr is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Altherr has earned a walk 435 times while fanning on 1,260 chances. His on-base rate is .327 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .758. For the 4,648 official at-bats in his career, Altherr has an average at the plate of .255 with 1,186 hits. He has accumulated 674 runs in addition to having earned 692 RBIs. He has homered 153 times, as well as 2,001 bases in total and a .431 slugging %.
The NC Dinos have turned 58 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in the league). The Dinos have 658 assists, 53 errors and have earned a total of 1,946 putouts this season. Out of their 66 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 45 times and been caught 21 times (31.8% caught stealing rate).
The NC pitching staff have given up 381 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.72 (345 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 65 long balls and they surrender 5.21 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.567 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.21 as a pitching staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.66 (554 strikeouts against 334 free passes). They are sitting at 6th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 696.
Shin (6-6 career win-loss record) has earned a 5.02 ERA and has allowed 11.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.19 and he has gone up against 512 batters during his career. He has conceded 63 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.558 and having a FIP of 5.2. In his pro career, Shin has allowed 139 hits while tallying 81 K's in 113 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take NC (+101) and under the total runs
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