NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/24/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-111) Lotte (-114)
Myung-gi Song and the NC Dinos (32-30, 6th in KBO) go to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Lotte Giants (25-38, 9th in KBO). The Giants open this matchup at -114 while the Dinos are priced at -111. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Myung-gi Song and Enderson Franco.
NC has a slugging % of .446 and have struck out 456 times, while drawing a walk on 267 occasions. They have 337 runs batted in in addition to 589 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average comes in at .272. The Dinos have hit 103 doubles as a unit and have knocked 87 balls out of the park. They have a total of 353 runs while holding a team OBP of .363. As a team, the NC Dinos are knocking in 5.6 runs per game, which has them at 1st in KBO.
Aaron Altherr is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Altherr has hit .255 for his time in baseball, with 668 runs scored and an OPS of .757. He has gone down on strikes 1,244 times and has been walked on 433 occasions, contributing to a .327 on-base percentage. In his career, Altherr has slapped 150 balls over the fence while driving in 687 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .430 in addition to earning 1,980 bases. For his career, he came to bat 5,182 times and got on base with a base hit 1,174 times.
The Dinos have swiped 35 bags and have been gunned down 19 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 35.2%. The NC Dinos have accounted for 1,661 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 557 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .981 which puts them in 6th in the league and have accumulated 48 double plays.
The Dinos have a team earned run average of 4.54 this year (6th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 478 batters. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 54 home runs in addition to 310 runs in total (6th in the league). NC has surrendered 568 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) as well as 279 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.76 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.52.
Song has thrown 137 frames and has earned 116 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Song (14-5 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.38 and he has gone up against 592 hitters in baseball. His ERA is 4.31 (66 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.416. He has allowed 139 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 56 walks.
The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .406 and they are scoring 5.22 runs per outing (4th in KBO). They have 118 doubles, while getting a free base 296 times and notching 334 runs. Lotte has accumulated 56 home runs on the year and 322 RBIs. They have struck out on 460 occasions (5th in the league) and have 619 base hits. The Lotte Giants hold an OBP of .361 and a team batting average of .275 so far this year.
Jun-woo Jeon is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. In the 4,763 official at-bats in his career, Jeon has earned a batting average of .294 in addition to having 1,400 hits. He has gone deep 164 times, in addition to having 2,208 total bases and a .464 slugging percentage. Jeon has earned a walk 452 times while fanning on 821 plate appearances. He has a total of 793 runs in addition to having earned 690 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .362 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .826.
In their 81 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 58 times and been caught 23 times (28.4% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have twisted 58 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (4th in KBO). The Giants have accrued 632 assists, 41 errors and have a total of 1,704 putouts so far this year.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.588 and have a FIP of 6.02 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.65 (477 strikeouts against 289 walks). They have a ranking of 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 613. They have surrendered 66 long balls and they surrender 6.02 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Lotte pitching staff have surrendered 380 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 5.59 (353 earned runs surrendered).
Franco (54-63 mark in his career) has earned a 4.47 ERA while surrendering 9.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 and he has gone up against 4,553 batters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded 517 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.414 and a FIP of 5.1. So far in his pro career, Franco has allowed 1,147 hits while totaling 789 strikeouts in 1,041 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte (-114)
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