NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 5/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-196) Lotte (+140)
Enderson Franco and the Lotte Giants (15-25, 10th in KBO) play the NC Dinos (21-20, 7th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Friday. The Giants open this matchup at +140 while the Dinos are coming in at -196. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Wes Parsons and Enderson Franco.
NC has a slugging % of .459 and have struck out 283 times, while getting the free base on 175 occasions. They have tallied 232 RBI's and 396 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate sits at .276. The Dinos have earned 64 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 63 balls out of the park. They have tallied 239 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .368. As a squad, the NC Dinos are putting up 5.8 runs per game, which puts them at 1st in the league.
Aaron Altherr is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. In his pro baseball career, Altherr has hit 148 balls out of the park while knocking in 678 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 5,097 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,158 times. Altherr has hit .256 for his baseball career, with 659 scored runs and an OPS of .760. His slugging percentage is .432 and he has a total of 1,956 bases. He has fanned 1,215 times and has been walked on 425 occasions, contributing to a .328 OBP.
The NC Dinos have amassed 1,079 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 361 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .976 which ranks 8th in the league and have accumulated 34 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 20 bases and have been caught 13 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 39.4%.
The Dinos have an earned run average of 4.48 on the season (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 312 hitters. NC has relinquished 380 base knocks (9.5 per 9 innings) and 179 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.75 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.55. Dinos pitchers have relinquished 31 home runs and also 207 runs (6th in baseball).
Parsons has taken the ball for 690 frames and has accounted for 619 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 3.51 (269 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.261. He has allowed 638 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 233 walks. Parsons (29-35 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.18 and he has faced 2,910 opposing batters in baseball.
The Lotte Giants have compiled a team on-base percentage of .363 and a batting average of .274 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 295 occasions (5th in the league) and have 388 base hits. Lotte has a total of 32 home runs for the season as well as 195 runs batted in. The Giants hold a team slugging % of .396 and they have an average of 5.03 runs per outing (6th in baseball). They have 73 doubles, while walking 194 times as well as putting up 201 runs.
Jun-woo Jeon is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. During the 4,672 official at-bats in his pro career, Jeon has earned a batting average of .293 with 1,370 base hits. He has hit the long ball 163 times, as well as 2,168 total bases and a .464 slugging percentage. Jeon has drawn a walk 438 times while fanning on 810 occasions. He has scored 778 runs and also has 674 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .360 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .824.
The Lotte Giants have turned 38 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in the league). The Giants have 408 assists, 30 errors and have amassed 1,068 putouts this season. In their 53 chances at getting a steal, they have made it 37 times and been caught 16 times (30.2% caught stealing rate).
The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 238 runs on the season while having an ERA of 5.54 (219 earned runs conceded). They have given up 44 long balls and they relinquish 6.02 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Giants have a WHIP of 1.607 and have a FIP of 6.02 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.61 (298 strikeouts vs 185 walks). They come in at 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 387.
So far in his pro career, Franco has conceded 1,126 base hits while he has tallied 768 strikeouts in 1,012 frames. Franco (51-62 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.48 ERA while giving up 10.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 504 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.420 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 and he has gone up against 4,429 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-196)
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