NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/22/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+117) Lotte (-163)
Kyeong-eun No and the Lotte Giants (25-37, 9th in KBO) host the NC Dinos (31-30, 6th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Tuesday. The Dinos open this contest at +117 while the Giants are priced at -163. The over/under opens at 11.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Drew Rucinski and Kyeong-eun No.
The Dinos have earned 101 doubles as a unit and have hit 85 balls out of the park. NC has a slugging % of .445 and have been rung up 444 times, while taking a walk on 260 occasions. As a team, the NC Dinos are compiling 5.6 runs/g, which has them at 1st in KBO. They have recorded 333 RBI's as well as 582 base knocks for the season, and their batting average sits at .273. They have racked up 348 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .363.
Ui-ji Yang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Yang has a batting average of .309 for his baseball career, with 665 scored runs and an OPS of .895. He has struck out 561 times and has taken a walk on 480 occasions, which has contributed to a .391 OBP. For his professional baseball career, Yang has hit 194 balls out of the park while knocking in 798 runs. His career slugging percentage is .504 and he has a total of 2,185 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to the plate 5,042 times and also came through with a base hit 1,340 times.
The NC Dinos have a total of 1,634 putouts this year, in addition to 548 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .981 which ranks 6th in Korean baseball and have earned 48 double plays. The Dinos have swiped 35 bases and have been caught 18 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 34.0%.
The Dinos are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.58 for the year (6th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 475 hitters. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 53 home runs and also 308 total runs (4th in KBO). NC has conceded 561 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) and 277 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.78 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.52.
Rucinski (85-71 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.16 while he has gone up against 5,380 opposing hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 1,356 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 384 free passes. His ERA is 3.63 (546 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.285. Rucinski has thrown 1,354 frames and is sitting with 1,144 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
Lotte has hit 55 home runs this season to go along with 320 RBIs. The have tallied 117 doubles, while taking a walk 292 times and putting up 332 runs. The Lotte Giants have recorded an OBP of .362 as well as a batting average of .276 so far this year. The Giants hold a team SLG% of .407 and they average 5.27 runs per outing (4th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 457 instances (4th in KBO) and have accounted for 612 hits.
Hoon Chung is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Chung has drawn a walk 338 times while striking out on 646 tries. He has tallied 479 runs and has 371 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .362 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .756. He has hit the long ball 53 times, with 1,176 total bases and also a .394 slugging percentage. For the 2,988 official at-bats in his baseball career, Chung has accumulated a batting average of .278 with 831 base knocks.
The Lotte Giants have turned 56 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (5th in KBO). The Giants have racked up 625 assists, 41 errors and have accounted for 1,677 putouts for the year. Of their 81 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 58 times and been caught 23 times (28.4% caught stealing percentage).
The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 375 runs this season while having a team ERA of 5.60 (348 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 64 home runs and they relinquish 6.04 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.589 and have a FIP of 6.04 as a unit on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.65 (465 strikeouts against 282 bases on balls). They are sitting at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 606.
In his pro career, No has given up 1,063 hits while he has earned 740 K's in 1,028 innings. No (52-67 mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.82 ERA while conceding 12.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 576 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.907 and having a FIP of 6.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.62 and he has faced 4,548 batters during his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte (-163) and under the total runs
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