NC Dinos vs LG Twins Prediction, 6/10/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-109) LG (-120)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Sang Yung Lee and the LG Twins (29-23, 2nd in KBO) will take on the NC Dinos (27-23, 6th in KBO) on Thursday. The Dinos open this contest at -109 while the Twins are priced at -120. The total has been set at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Drew Rucinski and Sang Yung Lee.
As a team, the NC Dinos are putting up 5.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in the league. They are sitting with 301 runs and hold an OBP of .368. The Dinos have accounted for 84 doubles as a unit and have smacked 74 balls out of the park. They have compiled 286 RBI's and 492 hits so far this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .277. NC owns a slugging percentage of .455 and have struck out 354 times, while drawing a walk on 217 occasions.
Aaron Altherr is a hitter who can be a difference maker for NC. Altherr has recorded a batting average of .255 for his career in baseball, with 663 scored runs and an OPS of .758. He has struck out 1,226 times and has taken a walk on 428 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .327 OBP. In his pro baseball career, Altherr has drilled 148 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 681 runs. His slugging percentage is .431 and he has racked up 1,965 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to bat 5,138 times and has come through with a base knock 1,166 times.
The NC Dinos have earned a total of 1,349 putouts thus far, as well as 455 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .979 which has them sitting 7th in KBO and have a total of 44 double plays. The Dinos have swiped 26 bags and have been caught 14 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 35.0%.
The Dinos have a team earned run average of 4.59 so far this season (6th in the league), and the staff has rung up 394 hitters. Dinos pitchers have allowed 44 home runs and also 259 runs (4th in baseball). NC has relinquished 474 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and 229 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.77 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.55.
Rucinski has taken the ball for 1,340 innings and has accounted for 1,136 K's in his pro baseball career. Rucinski (83-71 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.20 and he has gone up against 5,326 hitters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 3.66 (545 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.288. He has allowed 1,347 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 380 walks.
LG has accounted for 47 long balls so far this year to go along with 224 RBIs. They have recorded 89 two-baggers, while getting a free base 231 times as well as scoring 233 runs. The LG Twins have accounted for an on-base percentage of .347 as well as a team batting average of .251 for the season. The Twins have a team SLG% of .391 and they average 4.48 runs per game (8th in the league). They have struck out on 326 occasions (10th in baseball) and have earned 434 hits.
Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Hong has earned a walk 161 times while going down on strikes on 172 chances. He has amassed 159 runs and has 84 runs batted in. His OBP sits at .427 and he also has a career OPS of .848. He has homered 11 times, with 320 total bases and also a .421 slugging percentage. During the 760 at-bats in his pro career, Hong has an average at the plate of .291 and has racked up 221 hits.
Of their 56 chances at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 42 times and been caught 14 times (25.0% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have twisted 57 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in Korean baseball). The Twins have recorded 556 assists, 36 errors and have earned a total of 1,377 putouts over the course of the season.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.381 and have a FIP of 4.17 as a staff on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.74 (368 strikeouts against 212 walks). They are sitting at 9th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 422. They have allowed 32 homers and they relinquish 4.17 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The LG pitching staff have surrendered 213 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.78 (193 earned runs yielded).
During his career, Lee has allowed 34 base hits and he has 18 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched. Lee (0-1 career record) is the owner of a 5.65 earned run average and has given up 10.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 18 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.674 and a FIP of 6.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.29 and he has gone up against 133 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-109)
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