Game: LG Twins vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (+110) KT (-140)
Sung-Woo Jang and the KT Wiz (79-62, 2nd in KBO) host the LG Twins (86-56, 1st in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The line for this game he has a game The Twins come in at +110 and the Wiz at 140. IO/U is set to 7.5.
The Twins hit 227 two-bagger hits as a unit and hit 93 balls out of the park. LG has a slugging % of .394 and has been called for strikes 804 times, while getting a free base 583 times. As a unit, the LG Twins are averaging 5.3 runs per outing, which ranks them first in the KBO. They accumulated 714 RBIs in addition to 1,364 base hits during the season, and their team batting average came in at .280. They have scored a total of 767 runs while holding the team to a .361 hitting percentage.
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Chang-ki Hong is a striker you will want to keep your eye on at LG. In his career, Hong hit 14 balls out of the park while driving in 228 runs. In his career, he faced a pitcher 2,537 times and won 635 times. Hong hit .308 for his career in baseball, in addition to 408 runs scored and an OPS of .830. His slugging percentage is .402 and he has 829 total bases. He has 398 strikeouts and 374 walks, contributing to a .428 on-base %.
The Twins swiped 115 bases and were caught 30 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 20.7%. The LG Twins have a total of 3,880 putouts this season, along with 1,341 assists and 128 fouls. Their fielding percentage held at .976 which ranked 9th in the league and they had a total of 131 double games.
The Twins own a team with a 3.67 earned run average on the season (first in the KBO), and their staff has struck out 977 batters. LG gave up 1,266 hits (8.8 per 9 innings) and 527 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.99 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Twins pitchers have allowed 74 long balls and 610 total runs (10th in baseball).
KT has 89 home runs on the season and 621 RBIs. They have posted 235 two-baggers, while walking 524 times and scoring 672 runs. KT Wiz recorded a team OBP of .338 and a .265 batting average for the season. The Wiz held a slugging % of .371 and averaged 4.67 runs per game (4th in the KBO). They were singled 1,074 times (third in baseball) and had 1,316 base knocks.
Sung-Woo Jang is a striker who could be the difference maker for KT. Jang has walked 338 times while striking out 598 times. He scored 299 runs and had 431 RBIs. His OBP sits at .334 and he owns a career OPS of .718. He went deep 87 times, with 1,120 total bases and a .384 slugging percentage. In 2,917 career at-bats, Jang has a .257 batting average and has compiled 751 base hits.
In their 134 chances to get a steal, they were successful 111 times and caught 23 times (17.2% caught stealing rate). KT Wiz has hit 117 double games and has a .981 slugging percentage (1st in Korean baseball). The Wiz collected 1,354 assists, 99 turnovers and accounted for 3,861 putouts during this campaign.
KT’s pitching staff allowed 616 runs on the season while having a 3.94 ERA (564 earned runs allowed). They have given up 83 homers and yielded 4.31 runs per 9 innings (2 in KBO). The Wiz have a 1.351 WHIP with a 4.31 FIP as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout-to-walk average is 2.34 (968 strikeouts vs 413 free passes). They ranked 5th in the league in total pitching staff given up with 1,326.
Who will win tonight’s KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink’s Pick: Take LG (+110)
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