Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz Prediction, 9/21/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the venue where Sung-Woo Jang and the KT Wiz (69-55, 2nd in KBO) will play the Lotte Giants (58-64, 7th in KBO) on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
The Giants have hit 189 doubles as a team and have knocked 57 balls out of the stadium. Lotte is slugging .357 and have struck out 851 times, while taking a walk on 444 occasions. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are notching 4.4 runs per outing, which is 8th in the league. They have 500 RBI's as well as 1,068 hits this season, and their batting average is at .261. They are sitting with 537 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .335.
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Min Suk Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Kim has earned a batting average of .299 in his time in baseball, with 979 runs scored and an OPS of .826. He has struck out 990 times and has gotten a free base on 544 occasions, contributing to a .363 OBP. For his professional baseball career, Kim has slapped 193 baseballs out of the park while driving in 876 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .463 in addition to racking up 2,758 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped into the batters box 6,678 times and got on base with a base knock 1,779 times.
The Giants have stolen 74 bags and have been thrown out 39 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 34.5%. The Lotte Giants have accounted for 3,244 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,163 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .980 which has them ranked 4th in the league and have 94 double plays.
The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 4.19 on the season (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 898 batters. Giants pitchers have allowed 65 long balls and also 564 runs in total (6th in the league). Lotte has allowed 1,145 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) as well as 503 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.49.
KT has accumulated 75 long balls so far this year and 550 runs batted in. They have notched 216 doubles, while taking a walk 446 times as well as racking up 598 runs. The KT Wiz have a team on-base percentage of .336 as well as a team batting average of .265 this season. The Wiz hold a team slugging percentage of .371 and they score 4.71 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have struck out on 976 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have recorded 1,167 hits.
Sung-Woo Jang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Jang has tallied a free base 328 times while fanning on 594 tries. He has tallied 299 runs in addition to having 427 RBIs. His on-base % is .332 and he has earned a career OPS of .715. He has hit a home run 87 times, as well as 1,101 bases in total and a .383 slugging percentage. For the 2,871 at-bats in his professional career, Jang has hit .256 with 734 hits.
The KT Wiz have turned 99 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (3rd in KBO). The Wiz have 1,192 assists, 91 errors and have a total of 3,411 putouts on the campaign. Of their 112 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 97 times and been caught 15 times (13.4% caught stealing rate).
The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.361 in addition to having a FIP of 4.47 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.43 (857 strikeouts against 352 free passes). They rank 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,196. They have yielded 78 homers and they surrender 4.47 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The KT pitching staff have given up 565 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.09 (517 earned runs yielded).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte
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