NC Dinos vs LG Twins Prediction, 5/20/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-116) LG (-113)
Chan-heon Chung and the LG Twins (21-16, 2nd in KBO) play the NC Dinos (20-16, 4th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday. The line on this game has the Dinos coming in at -116 and the Twins are at -113. The O/U is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Young Kyu Kim and Chan-heon Chung.
As a unit, the NC Dinos are scoring 5.9 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. They have earned a total of 213 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .365. The Dinos have hit 53 doubles as a team and have smacked 57 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 207 RBI's and 337 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .270. NC has a slugging % of .456 and have been called out on strikes 256 times, while being walked on 156 occasions.
Aaron Altherr is a hitter who can be a difference maker for NC. For his career, Altherr has drilled 147 balls over the fence while knocking in 677 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .432 and he has totaled 1,949 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he faced a pitcher 5,081 times and has delivered with a hit 1,155 times. He has been struck out 1,213 times and has taken a walk on 424 occasions, contributing to a .328 OBP. Altherr has earned a batting average of .256 for his time in baseball, with 657 scored runs and an OPS of .760.
The NC Dinos are sitting with 951 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 321 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .978 which has them ranked 7th in Korean baseball and have a total of 31 double plays. The Dinos have swiped 17 bases and have been gunned down 13 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 43.3%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.64 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.57. Dinos pitchers have relinquished 31 home runs and 178 runs in total (6th in KBO). NC has yielded 330 hits (9.4 per 9 innings) as well as 156 earned runs. The Dinos hold a team earned run average of 4.43 on the season (5th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 275 hitters.
Kim has pitched in 156 frames and is sitting with 113 punch outs so far in his career. Kim (9-8 career mark) holds a FIP of 6.22 while he has faced 717 opposing hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 5.70 (99 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.644. He has surrendered 199 base knocks (11.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 58 free passes.
The LG Twins have an OBP of .347 in addition to a team batting average of .246 so far this season. They have been rung up on 229 instances (10th in baseball) and have accounted for 300 base knocks. LG is sitting with 34 home runs on the campaign in addition to 157 RBIs. The Twins hold a team SLG% of .388 and they average 4.43 runs per game (8th in KBO). The have tallied 63 doubles, while taking a walk 175 times and recording 164 runs.
Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should impact this game for LG. Over the course of the 715 official at-bats in his baseball career, Hong has a batting average of .288 with 206 hits. He has gone deep 10 times, as well as 302 total bases and a .422 slugging percentage. Hong has tallied a free base 148 times while striking out on 164 tries. He has accounted for 150 runs in addition to having 80 RBIs. His on-base rate is .421 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .843.
Out of their 42 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 32 times and been caught 10 times (23.8% caught stealing rate). The LG Twins have twisted 43 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (3rd in the league). The Twins have recorded 395 assists, 25 errors and are sitting with 978 putouts this year.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.356 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.92 as a team so far this season. They are sitting at 10th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 287. The LG pitching staff have surrendered 142 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.56 (129 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.76 (273 strikeouts vs 155 walks). They have relinquished 19 HR's and they concede 3.92 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
Thus far in his career, Chung has surrendered 637 base hits and he has 416 K's in 574 frames. Chung (37-43 mark in his career) has a 4.70 ERA while allowing 10.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 300 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.476 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. His K/BB ratio is 1.97 and he has faced 2,551 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take NC (-116)
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