NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 5/12/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Yeong-soo Oh and the NC Dinos (9-24, 10th in KBO) travel to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Thursday, May 12, 2022, where they'll take on the Lotte Giants (17-14, 4th in KBO).
NC is slugging .324 and have been called out on strikes 254 times, while drawing a walk on 104 occasions. They have accounted for 109 runs batted in as well as 254 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate is .231. The Dinos have hit 49 doubles as a team and have hit 17 balls out of the park. They have a total of 116 runs while having a team OBP of .305. As a team, the NC Dinos are recording 3.5 runs per game, which ranks them 9th in KBO.
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Yeong-soo Oh is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. In his career, Oh has hit 1 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 9 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .234 and he has totaled 26 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 122 times and has delivered a base hit 19 times. He has struck out 36 times and has taken a walk on 9 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .238 on-base percentage. Oh has earned a batting average of .171 for his career in baseball, in addition to 5 scored runs and an OPS of .472.
The Dinos have swiped 23 bases and have been caught 10 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 30.3%. The NC Dinos have earned 872 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 305 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .971 which puts them in 8th in KBO and they have turned 22 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.10 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.49. Dinos pitchers have conceded 22 home runs and also 169 total runs (2nd in the league). NC has allowed 306 hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and also 153 earned runs. The Dinos have a team earned run average of 4.75 this season (10th in the league), and they have rung up 267 batters.
Lotte has recorded 22 home runs this year and 118 RBIs. They have 48 two-baggers, while getting a free base 88 times and putting up 124 runs. The Lotte Giants have accumulated an OBP of .314 and a batting average of .257 for the year. The Giants have a slugging percentage of .366 and they average 3.88 runs per game (7th in the league). They have struck out on 215 instances (9th in the league) and have totaled 282 base hits.
Hoon Jung is a hitter who should impact this game for Lotte. Jung has recorded a walk 394 times while striking out on 713 attempts. His on-base % is .361 and he has a career OPS of .751. For the 3,354 official at-bats in his pro career, Jung is sitting with a batting avereage of .275 in addition to having 923 base hits. He has recorded 529 runs and has 422 runs batted in. He has homered 61 times, with 1,308 total bases and also a .390 slugging %.
The Lotte Giants have turned 28 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .977 (5th in KBO). The Giants have recorded 319 assists, 28 errors and have 871 putouts this season. Out of their 34 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 24 times and been caught 10 times (29.4% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.265 and have a FIP of 3.63 as a pitching staff so far this year. They come in at 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 262. The Lotte pitching staff have surrendered 117 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.13 (101 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.81 (295 strikeouts vs 105 bases on balls). They have yielded 9 long balls and they allow 3.63 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC
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