LG Twins vs NC Dinos Prediction, 6/22/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs NC Dinos
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
Ju Won Kim and the NC Dinos (35-26, 3rd in KBO) host the LG Twins (39-25, 2nd in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Thursday, June 22, 2023.
As a team, the LG Twins are recording 5.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 1st in KBO. They have accumulated 345 runs and have an OBP of .369. The Twins have accrued 113 doubles as a squad and have knocked 36 balls out of the park. They have earned 328 runs batted in as well as 631 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is at .281. LG is slugging .391 and have struck out 403 times, while being walked on 295 occasions.
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Hae Min Park is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. In his pro baseball career, Park has hit 48 balls out of the park while knocking in 489 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .384 in addition to earning 1,838 bases. For his career, he stepped up to the plate 5,469 times and has delivered with a hit 1,373 times. He has gone down on strikes 801 times and has walked on 481 occasions, contributing to a .353 OBP. Park has recorded a batting average of .287 for his baseball career, in addition to 835 runs scored and an OPS of .737.
The LG Twins are sitting with 1,787 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 581 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding rate is at .972 which ranks 10th in the league and have accumulated 56 double plays. The Twins have stolen 47 bases and have been caught 12 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 20.3%.
The Twins have an ERA of 3.67 on the campaign (4th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 451 hitters. LG has allowed 564 hits (8.5 per 9 innings) as well as 243 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.87 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Twins pitchers have surrendered 33 home runs and also 293 runs in total (5th in baseball).
NC has knocked in 42 home runs so far this season as well as 290 RBIs. They have recorded 102 doubles, while walking 239 times and putting up 311 runs. The NC Dinos have earned an OBP of .355 as well as a team batting average of .272 so far this year. The Dinos have a team slugging % of .394 and they are recording 5.02 runs per contest (2nd in KBO). They have struck out on 459 occasions (4th in the league) and have 579 base hits.
Ju Won Kim is a hitter who can be a difference maker for NC. Over the course of the 638 at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has an average at the plate of .234 and has racked up 149 base hits. He has gone deep 21 times, as well as 242 total bases and also a .379 slugging percentage. Kim has drawn a free base 71 times while going down on strikes on 207 occasions. He has accounted for 85 runs and has 89 RBIs. His on-base rate is .329 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .708.
Of their 64 chances at stealing a base, they have been successful 42 times and been caught 22 times (34.4% caught stealing rate). The NC Dinos have turned 59 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .973 (9th in KBO). The Dinos have accrued 556 assists, 61 errors and have amassed 1,660 putouts this season.
The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.309 and have a FIP of 4.02 as a unit on the year. They are sitting at 10th in KBO as a staff in total hits conceded with 477. The NC pitching staff have allowed 247 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.56 (219 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.09 (515 strikeouts vs 247 walks). They have surrendered 44 home runs and they surrender 4.02 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take NC
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