NC Dinos vs LG Twins Prediction, 9/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+108) LG (-142)
Min Ho Lee and the LG Twins (52-37, 2nd in KBO) host the NC Dinos (43-42, 5th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday. The Dinos open this contest at +108 while the Twins are priced at -142. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Min Hyeok Shin and Min Ho Lee.
NC has a slugging percentage of .438 and have been called out on strikes 654 times, while being walked on 353 occasions. They have tallied 449 runs batted in and 818 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate sits at .272. The Dinos have accumulated 136 doubles as a squad and have hit 116 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 471 runs and have an on-base percentage of .360. As a squad, the NC Dinos are knocking in 5.3 runs per contest, which puts them at 2nd in baseball.
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Aaron Altherr is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Altherr has hit .255 for his baseball career, in addition to 680 scored runs and an OPS of .757. He has fanned 1,272 times and has taken a walk on 443 at-bats, contributing to a .327 on-base percentage. In his professional baseball career, Altherr has drilled 155 balls out of the park while driving in 699 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .430 and he has a total of 2,018 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to bat 5,288 times and has come through with a hit 1,195 times.
The NC Dinos have earned a total of 2,333 putouts so far this season, in addition to 805 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .978 which has them ranked 9th in KBO and have a total of 73 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 49 bases and have been caught 28 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 36.4%.
The Dinos hold a team earned run average of 4.69 on the campaign (6th in the league), and the staff has rung up 642 batters. Dinos pitchers have relinquished 83 home runs in addition to 446 total runs (6th in KBO). NC has given up 800 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) in addition to 405 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.67 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.52.
Shin (8-6 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 5.23 while he has gone up against 580 batters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 156 hits (10.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 44 free passes. His earned run average is 5.09 (73 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.550. Shin has taken the mound for 129 innings and has 89 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Twins have a slugging percentage of .390 and they average 4.62 runs per game (8th in the league). They have hit 135 two-baggers, while taking a walk 400 times and putting up 420 runs. LG has 84 home runs for the season as well as 406 RBIs. They have been rung up on 556 occasions (10th in baseball) and have notched a total of 764 base knocks. The LG Twins have accumulated an on-base percentage of .350 and a batting average of .255 so far this year.
Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Hong has tallied a walk 187 times while fanning on 200 attempts. His OBP is .431 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .856. During the 909 at-bats in his baseball career, Hong has recorded a batting average of .299 and has racked up 272 base hits. He has a total of 187 runs and has 100 RBIs. He has homered 12 times, with 386 bases in total and a .425 slugging percentage.
The LG Twins have turned 99 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in KBO). The Twins have recorded 989 assists, 59 errors and have 2,413 putouts for the season. Out of their 92 tries at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 66 times and been caught 26 times (28.3% caught stealing rate).
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.312 in addition to having a FIP of 3.98 as a pitching staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.87 (629 strikeouts against 337 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 10th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 718. They have relinquished 51 long balls and they allow 3.98 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The LG pitching staff have conceded 356 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.58 (320 earned runs relinquished).
Lee (9-10 mark in his career) has earned a 4.11 ERA and has given up 8.0 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.73 and he has faced 717 batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 76 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.311 and a FIP of 4.5. During his career, Lee has given up 148 base hits while accumulating 121 K's in 166 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (+108)
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