Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 10/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-192) Samsung (+143)
Mike Montgomery and the Samsung Lions (73-56, 2nd in KBO) host the Doosan Bears (65-62, 4th in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Tuesday. The Lions open this contest at +143 while the Bears are priced at -192. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Ariel Miranda and Mike Montgomery.
The Bears have hit 224 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 102 balls out of the stadium. Doosan is slugging .393 and have been called out on strikes 873 times, while getting the free base on 507 occasions. As a unit, the Doosan Bears are compiling 5.1 runs per outing, which puts them at 3rd in the league. They have tallied 645 RBI's as well as 1,211 base knocks this year, while their batting average is at .268. They have accumulated 681 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .349.
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Seok-Hwan Yang is a batter who should impact this game for Doosan. Yang has earned a batting average of .265 for his baseball career, in addition to 246 runs scored and an OPS of .754. He has gone down on strikes 452 times and has been walked on 137 occasions, contributing to a .315 OBP. In his career, Yang has hit 79 baseballs over the fence while driving in 354 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .439 and he has totaled 910 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he approached the plate 2,271 times and got on base with a hit 550 times.
The Doosan Bears have earned 3,518 putouts this season, as well as 1,212 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 4th in Korean baseball and they have turned 115 double plays. The Bears have stolen 77 bases and have been gunned down 45 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 36.9%.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.81 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.49. Bears pitchers have given up 97 home runs in addition to 608 runs in total (8th in the league). Doosan has yielded 1,212 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) and 554 earned runs. The Bears have a team ERA of 4.25 on the campaign (3rd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 962 hitters.
Miranda has taken the hill for 1,321 innings and is sitting with 1,171 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.72 (546 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.288. He has conceded 1,179 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 523 free passes. Miranda (89-66 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.13 while he has faced 5,563 opposing batters in baseball.
The Lions hold a slugging percentage of .400 and they are earning 5.01 runs per game (6th in KBO). They have hit 198 two-baggers, while taking a walk 524 times as well as putting up 686 runs. Samsung has accounted for 125 home runs on the year to go along with 644 RBIs. They have struck out on 853 occasions (8th in the league) and have earned 1,234 base hits. The Samsung Lions have accounted for an on-base percentage of .345 in addition to a team batting average of .268 on the campaign.
Jose Pirela is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Pirela has drawn a walk 641 times while being called out on strikes on 1,155 occasions. His on-base percentage sits at .345 and he also has a career OPS of .771. For the 7,151 at-bats in his professional career, Pirela has a batting average of .282 with 2,014 base hits. He has accrued 1,126 runs and racked up 892 RBIs. He has gone deep 167 times, in addition to having 3,047 total bases and a .426 slugging %.
In their 83 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 57 times and been caught 26 times (31.3% caught stealing rate). The Samsung Lions have turned 124 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in KBO). The Lions have accrued 1,257 assists, 83 errors and have earned 3,593 putouts during this campaign.
The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.460 in addition to having a FIP of 4.75 as a unit this year. They rank 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,240. The Samsung pitching staff have relinquished 632 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.35 (579 earned runs given up). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.93 (983 strikeouts vs 509 free passes). They have given up 125 homers and they yield 4.75 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO).
During his pro baseball career, Montgomery has conceded 1,426 hits while totaling 1,216 strikeouts in 1,493 innings. He has allowed 692 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.347 and a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.08 and he has gone up against 6,389 batters so far in his career. Montgomery (75-92 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.17 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung (+143)
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