LG Twins vs NC Dinos Prediction, 8/27/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs NC Dinos
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2023
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
Changwon NC Park is the venue where Ju Won Kim and the NC Dinos (52-49, 4th in KBO) will take on the LG Twins (65-38, 1st in KBO) on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
As a team, the LG Twins are notching 5.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 1st in baseball. They have accumulated 581 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .369. The Twins have tallied 177 doubles as a unit and have smacked 66 balls out of the park. They have amassed 542 RBI's and 1,028 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .284. LG owns a slugging percentage of .399 and have been called out on strikes 605 times, while being walked on 453 occasions.
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Hae Min Park is a batter who should impact this game for LG. Park has compiled an average at the plate of .287 for his baseball career, with 864 runs scored and an OPS of .736. He has struck out 812 times and has been walked on 494 occasions, contributing to a .353 on-base percentage. For his career, Park has slapped 48 balls over the fence while knocking in 503 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .383 in addition to earning 1,884 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 5,625 times and has delivered with a hit 1,412 times.
The Twins have swiped 82 bags and have been gunned down 21 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 20.4%. The LG Twins have 2,860 putouts this season, as well as 974 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .976 which has them ranked 10th in the league and have a total of 94 double plays.
The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.57 for the year (1st in the league), and the staff has struck out 737 hitters. LG has conceded 902 base hits (8.5 per 9 innings) in addition to 378 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.09 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.32. Twins pitchers have given up 51 home runs and also 439 runs in total (10th in the league).
The NC Dinos have accumulated an on-base percentage of .345 and a team batting average of .267 this year. They have struck out on 738 occasions (4th in baseball) and are sitting with 946 hits. NC has recorded 70 home runs over the course of the season as well as 456 runs batted in. The Dinos hold a team SLG% of .386 and they score 4.70 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have 161 doubles, while walking 367 times as well as scoring 484 runs.
Ju Won Kim is a batter who should impact this game for NC. Kim has earned a free base 86 times while being called out on strikes on 233 plate appearances. He has recorded 96 runs and racked up 99 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .330 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .693. He has homered 22 times, as well as 274 total bases and a .363 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 755 at-bats in his pro career, Kim has accrued an average at the plate of .230 in addition to having 174 base hits.
Of their 105 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 74 times and been caught 31 times (29.5% caught stealing percentage). The NC Dinos have turned 98 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .976 (9th in KBO). The Dinos have accrued 958 assists, 92 errors and have a tally of 2,767 putouts over the course of the season.
The NC pitching staff have allowed 440 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.75 (384 earned runs yielded). They have given up 71 homers and they concede 4.29 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.332 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.29 as a staff over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 (798 strikeouts vs 399 bases on balls). They sit at 10th in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 829.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG
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