Lotte Giants vs NC Dinos Prediction, 9/4/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs NC Dinos
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-117) NC (-112)
Changwon NC Park is the site where Jae-hak Lee and the NC Dinos (44-43, 4th in KBO) will play the Lotte Giants (40-50, 8th in KBO) on Saturday. The Dinos open this matchup at -112 while the Giants are priced at -117. The total has been set at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Sae-woong Park and Jae-hak Lee.
The Giants have accounted for 161 two-baggers as a team and have hit 76 balls out of the stadium. Lotte has a slugging rate of .395 and have been called out on strikes 643 times, while getting the free base on 406 occasions. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are knocking in 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have accumulated 457 runs batted in as well as 882 hits on the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .272. They have notched a total of 473 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .356.
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Hoon Chung is a hitter who should impact this game for Lotte. For his pro baseball career, Chung has slapped 57 baseballs out of the park while driving in 386 runs. His slugging percentage is .395 and he has totaled 1,222 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 3,594 times and has come through with a base knock 861 times. He has been struck out 663 times and has walked on 351 occasions, which contributes in part to a .362 on-base percentage. Chung has hit .278 for his time in baseball, in addition to 496 runs scored and an OPS of .757.
The Lotte Giants have accumulated 2,464 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 891 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them ranked 2nd in KBO and they have turned 81 double plays. The Giants have stolen 70 bases and have been caught 31 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 30.7%.
The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 5.36 for the year (10th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 672 batters. Giants pitchers have surrendered 88 long balls and 525 total runs (1st in baseball). Lotte has given up 858 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) as well as 489 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.61 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.55.
Park has taken the mound for 671 innings and has tallied 527 K's so far in his pro career. Park (37-45 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.11 and he has faced 2,967 opposing hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.34 (360 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.231. He has conceded 740 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 252 walks.
The NC Dinos have an on-base percentage of .359 and a batting average of .271 so far this season. They have struck out on 671 occasions (5th in the league) and have tallied 834 hits. NC has accumulated 118 home runs on the season as well as 461 runs batted in. The Dinos have a team slugging percentage of .437 and they score 5.32 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They have recorded 141 doubles, while getting a free base 358 times and notching 484 runs.
Sung-Bum Na is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Na has drawn a free base 355 times while going down on strikes on 991 occasions. His on-base % is .382 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .924. Over the course of the 4,051 at-bats in his pro career, Na has accumulated a batting average of .315 and has racked up 1,276 hits. He has accounted for 784 runs in addition to having earned 795 runs batted in. He has hit it out of the park 201 times, in addition to having 2,195 total bases and also a .542 slugging percentage.
In their 77 tries at getting a steal, they have made it 49 times and been caught 28 times (36.4% caught stealing rate). The NC Dinos have turned 77 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (8th in the league). The Dinos have 824 assists, 70 errors and have amassed 2,384 putouts so far this year.
The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.530 in addition to having a FIP of 5.18 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.66 (659 strikeouts against 398 free passes). They are sitting at 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 817. They have yielded 86 home runs and they concede 5.18 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The NC pitching staff have allowed 457 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.71 (416 earned runs conceded).
Lee (71-60 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.49 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.11 and he has gone up against 4,887 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 559 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.410 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. So far in his pro career, Lee has allowed 1,123 base hits while he has totaled 962 strikeouts in 1,120 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte (-117)
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