Lotte Giants vs NC Dinos Prediction, 10/5/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs NC Dinos
Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Changwon NC Park is the site where Nick Martini and the NC Dinos (63-72, 6th in KBO) will take on the Lotte Giants (62-74, 8th in KBO) on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
The Giants have tallied 224 doubles as a team and have smacked 102 balls out of the park. Lotte has a slugging % of .384 and have been rung up 960 times, while being walked on 405 occasions. As a team, the Lotte Giants are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which is 9th in baseball. They have accounted for 558 runs batted in as well as 1,287 hits on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .267. They have racked up 593 runs scored and have an OBP of .328.
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DJ Peters is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. In his career, Peters has drilled 125 balls over the fence while driving in 387 runs. His slugging percentage is .468 and he has racked up 1,179 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to the plate 2,885 times and has delivered with a hit 635 times. He has gone down on strikes 873 times and has walked on 270 occasions, contributing to a .338 on-base %. Peters has hit .252 for his career in baseball, with 399 runs scored and an OPS of .806.
The Giants have stolen 94 bags and have been thrown out 39 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 29.3%. The Lotte Giants have amassed 3,737 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,369 assists and 109 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .979 which puts them in 5th in KBO and have a total of 121 double plays.
The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 4.45 over the course of the season (8th in the league), and they have struck out 1,168 hitters. Lotte has conceded 1,334 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and also 616 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.44 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.46. Giants pitchers have surrendered 81 home runs in addition to 693 total runs (3rd in baseball).
The NC Dinos hold a team on-base percentage of .334 and a team batting average of .257 for the season. They have been rung up on 929 instances (9th in baseball) and have recorded 1,203 base hits. NC has tallied 103 home runs over the course of the season as well as 591 RBIs. The Dinos hold a slugging % of .376 and they have an average of 4.50 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have hit 225 two-baggers, while taking a walk 483 times as well as scoring 621 runs.
Nick Martini is a hitter who can be a difference maker for NC. For the 4,664 at-bats in his professional career, Martini has compiled an average at the plate of .276 with 1,286 hits. He has hit a home run 76 times, in addition to having 1,838 total bases and a .394 slugging percentage. Martini has recorded a free base 652 times while fanning on 819 attempts. He has amassed 711 runs in addition to having earned 623 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .372 and he has a lifetime OPS of .766.
Out of their 100 tries at getting a steal, they have been successful 58 times and been caught 42 times (42.0% caught stealing percentage). The NC Dinos have twisted 112 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .976 (9th in the league). The Dinos have 1,313 assists, 123 errors and have a tally of 3,692 putouts on the season.
The Dinos have a WHIP of 1.368 with a FIP of 4.54 as a team for the season. They rank 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,185. The NC pitching staff have yielded 621 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.93 (537 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.22 (1,108 strikeouts against 498 free passes). They have surrendered 105 HR's and they yield 4.54 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte
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