Lotte Giants vs LG Twins Prediction, 4/30/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs LG Twins
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+118) LG (-163)
Jun-woo Jeon and the Lotte Giants (12-9, 4th in KBO) travel to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Saturday, April 30, 2022, where they'll meet the LG Twins (14-9, 2nd in KBO). The Twins open this game at -163 while the Giants are coming in at +118. The over/under opens at 7.5.
The Giants have accounted for 35 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 13 balls out of the park. Lotte is slugging .361 and have struck out 153 times, while drawing a walk on 62 occasions. As a team, the Lotte Giants are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, which has them at 5th in the league. They have tallied 82 RBI's as well as 197 base knocks this season, and their batting average comes in at .259. They have earned 86 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317.
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Jun-woo Jeon is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. For his pro baseball career, Jeon has hit 168 baseballs over the fence while driving in 751 runs. In his time in the Majors, he came to bat 5,773 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,536 times. Jeon has recorded a batting average of .299 in his time in baseball, with 854 scored runs and an OPS of .827. His slugging percentage sits at .464 in addition to having tallied 2,388 bases. He has gone down on strikes 873 times and has taken a walk on 470 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .363 on-base %.
The Giants have swiped 13 bags and have been gunned down 9 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 40.9%. The Lotte Giants have accumulated 604 putouts this season, in addition to 211 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding rate is at .976 which has them sitting 6th in the league and have earned 19 double plays.
The Giants have an earned run average of 3.04 this year (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 218 batters. Giants pitchers have allowed 5 home runs and also 81 total runs (8th in the league). Lotte has allowed 181 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and also 68 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.95 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27.
The LG Twins have recorded a team OBP of .317 in addition to a batting average of .253 on the campaign. They have struck out on 147 occasions (10th in the league) and have recorded 196 base hits. LG has compiled 14 long balls so far this season to go along with 91 RBIs. The Twins have a SLG% of .369 and they average 4.35 runs per outing (3rd in KBO). They have put up 38 two-baggers, while taking a walk 65 times and earning 100 runs.
Bo Gyeong Moon is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. For the 345 official at-bats in his career, Moon has recorded a batting average of .238 in addition to 82 hits. He has hit it out of the park 10 times, with 126 total bases and a .365 slugging percentage. Moon has recorded a free base 50 times while fanning on 77 plate appearances. He has compiled 45 runs in addition to having earned 49 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .333 and he also has a career OPS of .698.
In their 34 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 29 times and been caught 5 times (14.7% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have turned 19 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in KBO). The Twins have recorded 211 assists, 14 errors and have notched a total of 621 putouts this year.
The LG pitching staff have allowed 77 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.04 (70 earned runs yielded). They have given up 8 dingers and they relinquish 3.35 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO). The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.237 and have a FIP of 3.35 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.12 (174 strikeouts vs 82 walks). They are currently ranked 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 174.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte (+118)
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