Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 9/4/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (+143) Samsung (-192)
Mike Montgomery and the Samsung Lions (53-42, 3rd in KBO) play the Doosan Bears (43-47, 7th in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Saturday. The Bears open this contest at +143 while the Lions are coming in at -192. The total has been set at 10.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Been Gwak and Mike Montgomery.
Doosan has a slugging percentage of .397 and have been rung up 624 times, while being walked on 363 occasions. They have amassed 458 runs batted in and 855 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is .271. The Bears have accumulated 150 doubles as a unit and have hit 77 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 479 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .352. As a team, the Doosan Bears are recording 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league.
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Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Ho has a batting average of .296 for his career, in addition to 578 scored runs and an OPS of .747. He has struck out 342 times and has taken a walk on 286 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .358 on-base %. For his pro baseball career, Ho has hit 37 balls out of the park while driving in 447 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .389 in addition to having tallied 1,422 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 4,138 times and got on base with a hit 1,084 times.
The Doosan Bears have 2,433 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 861 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 1st in KBO and they have turned 80 double plays. The Bears have swiped 54 bases and have been thrown out 30 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 35.7%.
The Bears are sitting with a team ERA of 4.47 on the year (5th in baseball), and they have struck out 642 hitters. Doosan has given up 854 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and 403 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.73 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.51. Bears pitchers have conceded 73 long balls and 443 runs in total (8th in the league).
Gwak has taken the mound for 80 innings and has earned 68 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 5.91 (53 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.798. He has given up 90 base knocks (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 55 free passes. Gwak (4-6 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 6.14 while he has gone up against 391 batters in baseball.
Samsung has a total of 91 HRs this season as well as 467 runs batted in. They have 137 doubles, while taking a walk 374 times and earning 500 runs. The Samsung Lions have tallied an on-base percentage of .348 and a team batting average of .271 so far this season. The Lions hold a team slugging percentage of .403 and they have an average of 5.10 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have struck out on 607 instances (8th in KBO) and have a total of 895 base knocks.
Min-ho Kang is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. Kang has drawn a walk 663 times while going down on strikes on 1,336 attempts. He has recorded 810 runs in addition to having 1,011 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .356 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .822. He has hit a home run 286 times, with 2,922 total bases and also a .466 slugging percentage. In the 6,266 at-bats in his career, Kang has an average at the plate of .277 with 1,734 hits.
The Samsung Lions have turned 87 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (4th in the league). The Lions have 922 assists, 62 errors and have amassed 2,568 putouts this season. Of their 66 chances at stealing a base, they have made it 45 times and been caught 21 times (31.8% caught stealing rate).
The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.452 in addition to having a FIP of 4.68 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.90 (720 strikeouts vs 379 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 864. They have conceded 93 homers and they allow 4.68 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO). The Samsung pitching staff have allowed 445 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.25 (404 earned runs relinquished).
Montgomery (73-91 mark in his career) holds a 4.18 earned run average and has surrendered 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.09 and he has gone up against 6,308 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 685 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.347 and a FIP of 4.7. During his career, Montgomery has conceded 1,414 hits while he has totaled 1,200 punch outs in 1,475 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Samsung (-192) and under the total runs
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