LG Twins vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/19/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Hae Min Park and the LG Twins (74-47, 1st in KBO) travel to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, where they'll meet the Kia Tigers (60-56, 5th in KBO).
As a team, the LG Twins are knocking in 5.6 runs per game, which puts them at 1st in KBO. They have accumulated 691 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .369. The Twins have compiled 203 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 77 balls out of the park. They have tallied 642 RBI's as well as 1,213 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is .287. LG is slugging .401 and have struck out 692 times, while being walked on 514 occasions.
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Hae Min Park is a hitter who can be a difference maker for LG. For his professional baseball career, Park has drilled 49 baseballs over the fence while driving in 511 runs. For his time in baseball, he approached the plate 5,693 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,431 times. Park has recorded a batting average of .287 for his time in baseball, with 877 runs scored and an OPS of .737. His slugging percentage is .383 and he has a total of 1,908 bases. He has struck out 825 times and has taken a walk on 498 occasions, which contributes in part to a .354 on-base percentage.
The Twins have stolen 101 bags and have been thrown out 26 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 20.5%. The LG Twins have a total of 3,323 putouts this year, in addition to 1,130 assists and 108 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .976 which has them ranked 9th in the league and have earned 109 double plays.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.06 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.36. Twins pitchers have relinquished 62 home runs and 533 total runs (9th in KBO). LG has surrendered 1,087 hits (8.8 per 9 innings) and 462 earned runs. The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.76 on the year (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 864 hitters.
The Kia Tigers hold an OBP of .347 and a batting average of .276 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 788 instances (9th in the league) and are sitting with 1,121 base hits. Kia has accounted for 89 long balls so far this season as well as 567 runs batted in. The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .396 and they earn 5.17 runs per outing (2nd in KBO). They hit 184 two-baggers, while walking 420 times and racking up 610 runs.
Chan-Ho Park is a batter who should impact this game for Kia. In the 2,510 at-bats in his baseball career, Park has recorded a batting average of .253 with 634 base hits. He has homered 13 times, with 791 total bases and a .315 slugging %. Park has recorded a walk 224 times while going down on strikes on 418 chances. He has scored 344 runs and also has 246 RBIs. His OBP is .313 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .628.
The Kia Tigers have turned 107 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in KBO). The Tigers have recorded 1,087 assists, 89 errors and have accounted for 3,121 putouts so far this year. Out of their 111 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 86 times and been caught 25 times (22.5% caught stealing rate).
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.423 with a FIP of 4.66 as a staff on the campaign. They rank 9th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,010. The Kia pitching staff have relinquished 539 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.16 (481 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.74 (818 strikeouts against 470 free passes). They have given up 74 long balls and they concede 4.66 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LG
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