NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 8/1/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Lotte Giants
Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Chi-Hong Ahn and the Lotte Giants (41-44, 6th in KBO) host the NC Dinos (43-41, 4th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
The Dinos have accounted for 131 doubles as a team and have smacked 59 balls out of the park. NC has a slugging % of .387 and have struck out 627 times, while drawing a walk on 306 occasions. As a squad, the NC Dinos are compiling 4.7 runs per contest, which has them at 4th in the league. They have compiled 374 runs batted in and 778 base knocks for the season, and their batting average sits at .267. They have earned a total of 399 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .347.
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Ah-seop Son is a hitter who can be a difference maker for NC. In his career, Son has slapped 135 balls over the fence while knocking in 821 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he faced a pitcher 6,299 times and also came through with a base hit 1,643 times. Son has a batting average of .297 for his time in baseball, with 808 scored runs and an OPS of .797. His career slugging percentage is .435 and he has racked up 2,412 bases. He has fanned 830 times and earned a walk on 537 at-bats, contributing to a .362 on-base percentage.
The NC Dinos have 2,279 putouts this season, in addition to 781 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .973 which ranks 10th in the league and have a total of 81 double plays. The Dinos have swiped 61 bases and have been caught 29 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 32.2%.
The Dinos hold a team earned run average of 3.76 so far this year (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 678 hitters. NC has yielded 687 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) as well as 317 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. Dinos pitchers have given up 59 home runs and 368 total runs (9th in the league).
The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .347 and they are recording 4.32 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have recorded 121 doubles, while walking 300 times and putting up 367 runs. Lotte is sitting with 39 HRs on the season as well as 339 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 588 instances (6th in baseball) and have accounted for 727 hits. The Lotte Giants have compiled an on-base percentage of .327 in addition to a batting average of .255 on the season.
Chi-Hong Ahn is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. During the 5,539 at-bats in his baseball career, Ahn has hit .297 and has racked up 1,643 hits. He has hit a home run 135 times, in addition to having 2,412 bases in total and a .435 slugging percentage. Ahn has earned a walk 537 times while fanning on 830 occasions. He is sitting with 808 runs and also has 821 RBIs. His OBP comes in at .362 and he has a lifetime OPS of .797.
The Lotte Giants have twisted 67 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (1st in Korean baseball). The Giants have 797 assists, 49 errors and have 2,266 putouts on the campaign. Of their 83 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 58 times and been caught 25 times (30.1% caught stealing rate).
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.503 with a FIP of 4.78 as a team so far this year. They come in at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 794. The Lotte pitching staff have surrendered 401 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.41 (370 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.81 (618 strikeouts against 341 free passes). They have yielded 54 home runs and they relinquish 4.78 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte
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