NC Dinos vs LG Twins Prediction, 6/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs LG Twins
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-106) LG (-129)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the venue 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 Wednesday. The Dinos open this game at -106 while the Twins are priced at -129. The O/U is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Young Kyu Kim and Sang Yung Lee.
NC has a slugging percentage of .455 and have been called out on strikes 354 times, while being walked on 217 occasions. They have compiled 286 RBI's as well as 492 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .277. The Dinos have accrued 84 doubles as a squad and have hit 74 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 301 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .368. As a unit, the NC Dinos are putting up 5.9 runs/g, which has them at 1st in the league.
Ui-ji Yang is a hitter who can be a difference maker for NC. Yang has hit .309 for his career, in addition to 658 runs scored and an OPS of .893. He has been struck out 555 times and has taken a walk on 473 occasions, contributing to a .391 on-base percentage. In his pro baseball career, Yang has drilled 189 baseballs out of the park while driving in 786 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .502 in addition to having tallied 2,156 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to the plate 4,994 times and has come through with a base hit 1,328 times.
The Dinos have stolen 26 bases and have been gunned down 14 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 35.0%. The NC Dinos have earned a total of 1,349 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 455 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .979 which ranks 7th in the league and they have turned 44 double plays.
The Dinos are sitting with a team ERA of 4.59 this season (6th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 394 hitters. Dinos pitchers have conceded 44 long balls and also 259 runs in total (4th in the league). NC has yielded 474 hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and 229 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.77 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.55.
Kim (10-8 career record) has a FIP of 6.07 and he has gone up against 759 batters during his time in baseball. He has surrendered 207 base knocks (11.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 63 free passes. His ERA is 5.58 (103 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.627. Kim has pitched in 166 frames and is sitting with 117 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
LG has accumulated 47 HRs this season to go along with 224 runs batted in. The have tallied 89 doubles, while getting a free base 231 times as well as putting up 233 runs. The LG Twins have accumulated a team OBP of .347 and a batting average of .251 on the season. The Twins have a team slugging percentage of .391 and they average 4.48 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have struck out on 326 occasions (10th in baseball) and have notched a total of 434 base knocks.
Ju-hyun Chung is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Chung has drawn a walk 152 times while going down on strikes on 361 chances. His on-base percentage sits at .305 and he also has a career OPS of .630. During the 1,515 at-bats in his pro career, Chung has hit .234 in addition to having 355 hits. He has accumulated 238 runs and has 140 runs batted in. He has homered 16 times, with 492 total bases and a .325 slugging %.
The LG Twins have turned 57 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (4th in KBO). The Twins have racked up 556 assists, 36 errors and have notched a total of 1,377 putouts for the year. Out of their 56 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 42 times and been caught 14 times (25.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.381 in addition to having a FIP of 4.17 as a team for the season. They rank 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 422. The LG pitching staff have allowed 213 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.78 (193 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.74 (368 strikeouts vs 212 bases on balls). They have surrendered 32 HR's and they surrender 4.17 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
In his career, Lee has conceded 34 hits while totaling 18 strikeouts in 28 innings. He has allowed 18 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.674 and a FIP of 6.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.29 and he has faced 133 hitters in his pro baseball career. Lee (0-1 career win-loss record) holds a 5.65 earned run average while conceding 10.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-106)
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