Doosan Bears vs SSG Landers Prediction, 9/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs SSG Landers
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-149) SSG (+113)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the venue where Wilmer Font and the SSG Landers (46-45, 6th in KBO) will take on the Doosan Bears (42-46, 7th in KBO) on Thursday. The Bears open this game at -149 while the Landers are priced at +113. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Won-joon Choi and Wilmer Font.
Doosan has a slugging rate of .399 and have struck out 612 times, while taking a walk on 359 occasions. They have recorded 452 RBI's as well as 840 hits for the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .271. The Bears have hit 147 doubles as a unit and have hit 77 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 472 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .353. As a squad, the Doosan Bears are compiling 5.2 runs per outing, which ranks them 3rd in KBO.
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Seok-Hwan Yang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Doosan. In his career, Yang has hit 73 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 323 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .438 and he has totaled 853 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 2,120 times and has come through with a base knock 519 times. He has struck out 410 times and earned a walk on 125 occasions, contributing to a .314 on-base %. Yang is sitting with a batting avereage of .267 for his baseball career, in addition to 228 runs scored and an OPS of .752.
The Doosan Bears have 2,379 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 842 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 1st in KBO and they have turned 79 double plays. The Bears have stolen 54 bags and have been caught 30 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 35.7%.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.73 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.53. Bears pitchers have given up 72 home runs and 440 total runs (8th in KBO). Doosan has yielded 847 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 400 earned runs. The Bears have a team ERA of 4.54 this year (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 629 hitters.
Choi (18-5 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.88 while he has faced 1,245 batters during his time in baseball. He has surrendered 307 base hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 76 walks. His ERA is 3.53 (113 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.330. Choi has taken the mound for 288 innings and has earned 208 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The SSG Landers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .351 as well as a batting average of .258 so far this year. They have struck out on 689 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have 835 base hits. SSG has a total of 130 long balls so far this season as well as 466 runs batted in. The Landers hold a team SLG% of .425 and they average 5.19 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have put up 137 two-baggers, while taking a walk 414 times as well as earning 493 runs.
Ju-hwan Choi is a hitter who can be a difference maker for SSG. During the 2,856 official at-bats in his pro career, Choi has an average at the plate of .294 with 841 base hits. He has hit the long ball 81 times, as well as 1,293 total bases and a .453 slugging %. Choi has drawn a walk 267 times while being called out on strikes on 410 chances. He has accumulated 410 runs and notched 467 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .359 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .812.
The SSG Landers have turned 85 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in KBO). The Landers have racked up 912 assists, 70 errors and have notched a total of 2,544 putouts for the season. In their 96 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 68 times and been caught 28 times (29.2% caught stealing rate).
The Landers have a team WHIP of 1.533 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.30 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.58 (694 strikeouts against 440 bases on balls). They are sitting at 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 860. They have allowed 103 long balls and they relinquish 5.30 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The SSG pitching staff have allowed 499 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.92 (464 earned runs surrendered).
In his pro career, Font has conceded 988 base knocks while he has tallied 1,198 K's in 1,128 innings pitched. Font (67-55 career win-loss mark) has a 4.03 earned run average while giving up 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 505 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.286 and having a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.58 and he has faced 4,827 opposing hitters in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take SSG (+113) and under the total runs
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