NC Dinos vs LG Twins Prediction, 5/18/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs LG Twins
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-126) LG (-108)
Andrew Suarez and the LG Twins (20-15, 2nd in KBO) host the NC Dinos (20-15, 3rd in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday. The Twins open this matchup at -108 while the Dinos are priced at -126. The total opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Min Hyeok Shin and Andrew Suarez.
The Dinos have hit 53 doubles as a squad and have hit 57 balls out of the stadium. NC has a slugging rate of .463 and have struck out 249 times, while getting the free base on 151 occasions. As a team, the NC Dinos are compiling 6.1 runs per outing, which is 1st in the league. They have amassed 207 RBI's and 333 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .273. They have a total of 213 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .368.
Ui-ji Yang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. In his career, Yang has hit 185 baseballs over the fence while driving in 772 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to the plate 4,926 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,306 times. Yang has recorded a batting average of .308 for his career, in addition to 645 runs scored and an OPS of .889. He has earned a slugging percentage of .500 and he has totaled 2,119 bases. He has fanned 550 times and has walked on 462 occasions, which contributes in part to a .389 OBP.
The Dinos have swiped 17 bases and have been thrown out 13 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 43.3%. The NC Dinos have earned a total of 927 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 313 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .977 which has them sitting 8th in the league and have a total of 31 double plays.
The Dinos hold a team ERA of 4.51 on the year (5th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 267 batters. NC has surrendered 326 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) in addition to 155 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.64 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.58. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 31 home runs in addition to 177 runs in total (6th in the league).
Shin has taken the ball for 70 innings and has racked up 51 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.58 (36 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.472. He has surrendered 81 hits (10.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 23 walks. Shin (6-3 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.58 while going up against 316 hitters in baseball.
The LG Twins have recorded a team OBP of .349 and a batting average of .252 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 214 occasions (10th in the league) and have totaled 293 hits. LG has tallied 33 home runs on the year and 155 runs batted in. The Twins hold a team SLG% of .395 and they average 4.63 runs per game (8th in baseball). They hit 62 two-baggers, while taking a walk 162 times as well as recording 162 runs.
Ju-hyun Chung is a hitter who should impact this game for LG. Chung has tallied a free base 150 times while being called out on strikes on 349 tries. He has amassed 232 runs and racked up 137 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .308 and he also has a career OPS of .635. He has hit a home run 15 times, in addition to having 479 bases in total and a .327 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 1,466 at-bats in his pro career, Chung has compiled an average at the plate of .236 and has racked up 346 base hits.
Of their 42 chances at stealing a base, they have had success 32 times and been caught 10 times (23.8% caught stealing rate). The LG Twins have turned 41 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (3rd in KBO). The Twins have racked up 368 assists, 25 errors and have a total of 924 putouts this year.
The LG pitching staff have conceded 139 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.68 (126 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 19 home runs and they relinquish 4.06 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Twins have a WHIP of 1.380 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.06 as a squad over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.78 (263 strikeouts vs 148 free passes). They rank 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 277.
In his career, Suarez has allowed 1,012 base knocks and he has 807 strikeouts in 975 innings pitched. He has conceded 404 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.299 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.16 and he has faced 4,102 batters thus far in his career. Suarez (59-51 record in his career) has earned a 3.73 ERA while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LG (-108)
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