NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 5/30/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-114) Lotte (+104)
Drew Rucinski and the NC Dinos (22-21, 7th in KBO) travel to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Lotte Giants (15-27, 10th in KBO). The Giants open this matchup at +104 while the Dinos are priced at -114. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Drew Rucinski and Dan Straily.
The Dinos have accumulated 66 doubles as a team and have smacked 65 balls out of the stadium. NC has a slugging % of .455 and have struck out 301 times, while drawing a walk on 184 occasions. As a team, the NC Dinos are notching 5.7 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in baseball. They have 239 runs batted in in addition to 411 base knocks for the year, while their batting average is sitting at .274. They have earned 246 runs while holding a team OBP of .367.
Sung-Bum Na is a batter who should impact this game for NC. In his career, Na has hit 189 balls out of the park while knocking in 764 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 4,343 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,219 times. Na has accumulated a batting average of .315 for his career in baseball, with 748 scored runs and an OPS of .924. He has earned a slugging percentage of .541 and he has accumulated 2,092 bases. He has struck out 950 times and has gotten a free base on 344 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .383 on-base percentage.
The Dinos have swiped 22 bases and have been thrown out 13 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 37.1%. The NC Dinos have accounted for 1,133 putouts this year, in addition to 378 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .976 which has them sitting 8th in KBO and they have twisted 35 double plays.
The Dinos are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.51 for the season (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 321 hitters. Dinos pitchers have conceded 34 long balls in addition to 217 runs in total (5th in KBO). NC has conceded 404 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 189 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.73 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.56.
Rucinski has taken the mound for 1,326 innings and has accumulated 1,119 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.69 (544 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.295. He has given up 1,340 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 378 walks. Rucinski (81-71 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.23 and he has faced 5,277 hitters during his time in baseball.
The Lotte Giants hold an OBP of .356 and a team batting average of .268 this season. They have struck out on 307 occasions (5th in the league) and have earned a total of 396 hits. Lotte has a total of 33 home runs for the year and 199 RBIs. The Giants have a SLG% of .388 and they have an average of 4.88 runs per contest (7th in baseball). They have notched 74 doubles, while taking a walk 198 times and scoring 205 runs.
Dae-ho Lee is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Lee has recorded a free base 941 times while fanning on 1,381 attempts. He has a total of 1,174 runs and also has 1,674 runs batted in. His OBP sits at .382 and he holds a career OPS of .892. He has homered 454 times, with 4,457 total bases and also a .510 slugging percentage. In the 8,733 at-bats in his baseball career, Lee has an average at the plate of .304 in addition to having 2,654 base hits.
In their 55 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 38 times and been caught 17 times (30.9% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have twisted 40 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in the league). The Giants have accrued 426 assists, 32 errors and have 1,122 putouts this season.
The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 251 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.58 (232 earned runs allowed). They have given up 46 homers and they surrender 6.04 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.620 in addition to having a FIP of 6.04 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.60 (312 strikeouts against 195 walks). They come in at 2nd in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 411.
So far in his career, Straily has surrendered 1,774 base knocks while totaling 1,858 K's in 1,919 innings pitched. He has surrendered 855 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.259 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.89 and he has gone up against 8,095 opposing batters so far in his career. Straily (124-97 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.01 earned run average and has surrendered 8.3 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte (+104) and under the total runs
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