Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 5/29/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (+112) Samsung (-122)
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the venue where Chae-heung Choi and the Samsung Lions (25-19, 2nd in KBO) will take on the Doosan Bears (22-20, 5th in KBO) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Bears coming in at +112 and the Lions are at -122. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Hui-gwan Yu and Chae-heung Choi.
Doosan is slugging .394 and have been rung up 277 times, while being walked on 189 occasions. They have earned 213 RBI's in addition to 407 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is .279. The Bears have earned 55 doubles as a unit and have hit 35 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 224 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .366. As a team, the Doosan Bears are putting up 5.3 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 4th in the league.
Kyeong-min Ho is a batter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. Ho has recorded a batting average of .298 for his career in baseball, in addition to 557 scored runs and an OPS of .751. He has struck out 328 times and earned a walk on 276 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .361 OBP. For his career, Ho has slapped 36 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 425 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .390 and he has accumulated 1,356 bases. For his career, he came to bat 3,943 times and got on base with a base hit 1,038 times.
The Doosan Bears have accounted for 1,126 putouts for the season, as well as 408 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .980 which puts them in 5th in KBO and have a total of 41 double plays. The Bears have stolen 21 bases and have been thrown out 14 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 40.0%.
They have a K/BB ratio of 1.63 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.53. Bears pitchers have given up 27 home runs in addition to 179 runs in total (10th in the league). Doosan has conceded 397 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) in addition to 158 earned runs. The Bears have compiled a team ERA of 3.79 for the year (1st in KBO), and their staff has struck out 291 batters.
Yu has pitched in 1,379 innings and has racked up 764 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Yu (99-65 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.87 while he has faced 6,011 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.50 (690 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.449. He has given up 1,609 hits (10.5 hits per 9 innings) with 389 free passes.
The Lions have a team slugging percentage of .407 and they score 5.02 runs per contest (6th in KBO). They have put up 63 doubles, while getting a free base 175 times as well as racking up 221 runs. Samsung has knocked in 42 long balls for the season in addition to 203 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 274 occasions (10th in the league) and have a total of 396 base hits. The Samsung Lions have tallied a team OBP of .349 and a team batting average of .269 on the year.
Min-ho Kang is a batter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. Kang has tallied a free base 646 times while striking out on 1,318 occasions. His on-base percentage comes in at .356 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .821. Over the course of the 6,110 official at-bats in his pro career, Kang has accrued an average at the plate of .276 in addition to having 1,688 hits. He has scored 784 runs in addition to having 981 runs batted in. He has homered 277 times, as well as 2,841 total bases and a .465 slugging percentage.
In their 32 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 20 times and been caught 12 times (37.5% caught stealing rate). The Samsung Lions have turned 29 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (3rd in the league). The Lions have recorded 381 assists, 29 errors and have accumulated 1,160 putouts for the year.
The Lions are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.463 in addition to having a FIP of 4.86 as a staff so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.12 (350 strikeouts vs 165 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 4th in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 400. They have yielded 43 HR's and they concede 4.86 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Samsung pitching staff have conceded 209 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.29 (184 earned runs yielded).
So far in his career, Choi has conceded 306 base knocks while he has accumulated 250 punch outs in 296 innings. He has allowed a total of 139 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.385 and having a FIP of 4.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.40 and he has gone up against 1,288 hitters in his pro baseball career. Choi (21-15 career record) has earned a 4.23 earned run average and has given up 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Doosan (+112)
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