NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 10/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-121) Lotte (-108)
Min Hyeok Shin and the NC Dinos (56-57, 6th in KBO) travel to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Lotte Giants (54-62, 8th in KBO). The moneyline on this contest has the Dinos priced at -121 and the Giants are at -108. The O/U opens at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Min Hyeok Shin and Jun Won Seo.
The Dinos have hit 168 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 147 balls out of the park. NC has a slugging rate of .428 and have struck out 874 times, while drawing a walk on 429 occasions. As a unit, the NC Dinos are recording 5.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 6th in the league. They have amassed 566 runs batted in as well as 1,037 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average is sitting at .265. They have accumulated 593 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .349.
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Aaron Altherr is a batter who should impact this game for NC. Altherr has accrued an average at the plate of .254 in his time in baseball, in addition to 695 scored runs and an OPS of .757. He has been struck out 1,304 times and has gotten a free base on 454 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .327 on-base percentage. In his career, Altherr has drilled 160 balls over the fence while knocking in 710 runs. His slugging percentage is .430 and he has accumulated 2,059 bases. For his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 5,393 times and got on base with a base knock 1,217 times.
The Dinos have stolen 67 bases and have been caught 38 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 36.2%. The NC Dinos are sitting with 3,053 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,058 assists and 94 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .978 which is 9th in the league and have earned 88 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.78 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.49. Dinos pitchers have conceded 105 home runs and 574 runs (6th in baseball). NC has relinquished 1,040 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) as well as 521 earned runs. The Dinos are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.61 on the campaign (6th in the league), and they have rung up 847 batters.
Shin has taken the hill for 156 innings and has earned 108 punch outs during his professional baseball career. Shin (9-9 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 5.37 while he has gone up against 700 batters in baseball. His ERA is 5.19 (90 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.519. He has given up 190 base hits (11.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 47 walks.
The Lotte Giants are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .357 and a batting average of .275 for the year. They have been rung up on 823 occasions (6th in the league) and have 1,151 base hits. Lotte has hit 92 home runs this season and 592 runs batted in. The Giants hold a team SLG% of .397 and they are earning 5.13 runs per contest (4th in KBO). They have recorded 218 two-baggers, while taking a walk 510 times and scoring 616 runs.
Jun-woo Jeon is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Jeon has drawn a walk 462 times while fanning on 851 chances. He has accounted for 830 runs and racked up 734 RBIs. His OBP sits at .362 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .827. He has homered 168 times, in addition to having 2,316 total bases and a .465 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 4,980 official at-bats in his baseball career, Jeon has recorded a batting average of .296 in addition to 1,475 hits.
The Lotte Giants have turned 104 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in KBO). The Giants have racked up 1,150 assists, 71 errors and have accounted for 3,171 putouts so far this season. In their 117 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 80 times and been caught 37 times (31.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.587 and have a FIP of 5.83 as a unit on the campaign. They come in at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,131. The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 685 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 5.44 (639 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.58 (865 strikeouts vs 546 walks). They have allowed 114 dingers and they surrender 5.83 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball).
Seo (12-19 win-loss record in his career) has a 5.70 ERA and has allowed 11.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.58 and he has gone up against 1,142 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 158 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.628 and a FIP of 6.2. So far in his pro baseball career, Seo has allowed 311 base hits while accumulating 150 K's in 249 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte (-108) and under the total runs
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