Doosan Bears vs SSG Landers Prediction, 5/16/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs SSG Landers
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-120) SSG (-114)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the venue where Won Seok Oh and the SSG Landers (18-15, 4th in KBO) will take on the Doosan Bears (17-16, 5th in KBO) on Sunday. The Bears open this game at -120 while the Landers are priced at -114. The over/under opens at 11.5. The starting pitchers will be Won-joon Choi and Won Seok Oh.
Doosan has a slugging rate of .408 and have struck out 217 times, while being walked on 149 occasions. They have accumulated 180 RBI's in addition to 338 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .290. The Bears have tallied 47 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 28 balls out of the park. They have 187 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .376. As a unit, the Doosan Bears are putting up 5.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in baseball.
Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Doosan. For his professional baseball career, Ho has hit 35 balls out of the park while driving in 420 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .390 and he has accumulated 1,343 bases. For his time in baseball, he stepped up to bat 3,907 times and has delivered with a base knock 1,029 times. He has been struck out 327 times and has walked on 275 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .362 on-base %. Ho has an average at the plate of .299 for his baseball career, in addition to 555 runs scored and an OPS of .752.
The Doosan Bears have accounted for 886 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 332 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .980 which has them ranked 4th in the league and they have twisted 35 double plays. The Bears have stolen 12 bases and have been thrown out 9 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 42.9%.
Their K/BB ratio is 1.50 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.55. Bears pitchers have given up 24 long balls and 148 total runs (8th in baseball). Doosan has conceded 314 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and also 131 earned runs. The Bears have an ERA of 4.00 for the year (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 213 hitters.
Choi (14-4 career mark) has a FIP of 3.92 and he has faced 953 batters in baseball. He has surrendered 234 hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) with 60 walks. His earned run average is 3.68 (90 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.334. Choi has taken the hill for 220 innings and has totaled 162 punch outs thus far in his career.
SSG has knocked in 44 home runs on the season and 146 runs batted in. They have hit 44 two-baggers, while getting a free base 139 times and earning 157 runs. The SSG Landers have recorded an on-base percentage of .340 as well as a team batting average of .247 on the season. The Landers have a team slugging % of .403 and they are earning 4.76 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 265 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have 278 hits.
Jeong Choi is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. During the 6,214 official at-bats in his pro career, Choi has a batting average of .289 with 1,795 base hits. He has gone deep 377 times, as well as 3,270 total bases and a .526 slugging percentage. Choi has recorded a free base 794 times while fanning on 1,405 tries. He has a total of 1,124 runs in addition to having earned 1,202 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .390 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .916.
The SSG Landers have turned 30 double plays and have a fielding rate of .973 (9th in Korean baseball). The Landers have accrued 312 assists, 33 errors and have accumulated 882 putouts this season. Out of their 35 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 23 times and been caught 12 times (34.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Landers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.609 and have a FIP of 5.82 as a pitching staff so far this season. They come in at 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 303. The SSG pitching staff have relinquished 190 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 5.39 (176 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.56 (266 strikeouts against 170 bases on balls). They have given up 31 homers and they yield 5.82 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Oh (1-1 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 6.62 earned run average while giving up 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.73 and he has gone up against 172 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 26 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.726 and a FIP of 8.2. So far in his career, Oh has surrendered 39 hits while he has totaled 38 punch outs in 35 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take SSG (-114) and under 11.5 runs
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