Doosan Bears vs SSG Landers Prediction, 10/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs SSG Landers
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (+110) SSG (-130)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the site where Tae Yang Lee and the SSG Landers (62-62, 7th in KBO) will take on the Doosan Bears (66-62, 4th in KBO) on Thursday. The Bears open this contest at +110 while the Landers are priced at -130. The total opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Won Joon Choi and Tae Yang Lee.
Doosan owns a slugging percentage of .393 and have struck out 882 times, while drawing a walk on 512 occasions. They have accumulated 650 RBI's and 1,224 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .269. The Bears have tallied 226 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 103 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 686 runs scored and hold an OBP of .350. As a squad, the Doosan Bears are scoring 5.1 runs per contest, which has them at 2nd in the league.
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Kyeong-min Ho is a batter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. Ho has an average at the plate of .294 for his time in baseball, in addition to 588 runs scored and an OPS of .742. He has fanned 350 times and has gotten a free base on 298 occasions, which contributes in part to a .357 OBP. For his career, Ho has hit 38 baseballs out of the park while driving in 465 runs. His slugging percentage is .385 and he has racked up 1,450 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped into the batters box 4,262 times and has reached base with a hit 1,107 times.
The Bears have swiped 78 bases and have been caught 45 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 36.6%. The Doosan Bears are sitting with 3,545 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,218 assists and 84 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which is 4th in the league and they have twisted 116 double plays.
The Bears have a team ERA of 4.22 on the campaign (3rd in baseball), and they have rung up 973 batters. Bears pitchers have allowed 97 long balls and 608 runs in total (8th in baseball). Doosan has surrendered 1,217 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) in addition to 554 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.83 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.48.
Choi has thrown 334 innings and has totaled 243 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Choi (23-7 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.77 and he has faced 1,439 opposing hitters in baseball. His ERA is 3.45 (128 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.310. He has conceded 351 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 87 walks.
The SSG Landers have compiled a team OBP of .354 and a team batting average of .260 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 989 occasions (5th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,205 base hits. SSG has recorded 175 long balls so far this year in addition to 666 RBIs. The Landers hold a team slugging percentage of .419 and they are earning 5.20 runs per outing (1st in KBO). They have 190 two-baggers, while taking a walk 603 times as well as scoring 707 runs.
Jeong Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Choi has recorded a walk 848 times while striking out on 1,468 attempts. He has accrued 1,189 runs in addition to having earned 1,273 runs batted in. His on-base % is .390 and he has a lifetime OPS of .917. He has homered 400 times, with 3,433 total bases and also a .527 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 6,511 official at-bats in his professional career, Choi has recorded a batting average of .288 with 1,874 hits.
The SSG Landers have turned 118 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (5th in the league). The Landers have recorded 1,321 assists, 93 errors and have notched a total of 3,614 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 141 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 100 times and been caught 41 times (29.1% caught stealing rate).
The Landers have a WHIP of 1.506 in addition to having a FIP of 5.23 as a staff this season. They rank 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,220. The SSG pitching staff have given up 700 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.90 (655 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.61 (959 strikeouts vs 594 free passes). They have relinquished 141 home runs and they concede 5.23 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
During his career, Lee has conceded 728 base knocks while he has tallied 435 K's in 634 innings. Lee (25-45 career mark) is the owner of a 5.79 ERA and has allowed 10.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up 377 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.455 and a FIP of 5.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.10 and he has gone up against 2,803 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG (-130)
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