Hanwha Eagles vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 9/30/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Samsung Lions
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+124) Samsung (-166)
Nick Kingham and the Hanwha Eagles (44-69, 10th in KBO) are headed to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Samsung Lions (64-50, 2nd in KBO). The moneyline on this contest has the Eagles priced at +124 and the Lions are at -166. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Nick Kingham and Tae In Won.
Hanwha owns a slugging percentage of .347 and have been rung up 1,082 times, while drawing a walk on 536 occasions. They have amassed 482 RBI's and 957 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average sits at .241. The Eagles have hit 181 doubles as a squad and have smacked 70 balls out of the park. They have earned 517 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .337. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which is 9th in baseball.
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Eun-won Jung is a hitter who should impact this game for Hanwha. In his professional baseball career, Jung has hit 20 balls out of the park while driving in 139 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .371 and he has totaled 538 bases. In his time in the Majors, he faced a pitcher 1,682 times and got on base with a base knock 384 times. He has been struck out 283 times and has taken a walk on 205 occasions, contributing to a .356 on-base percentage. Jung has hit .265 for his career, in addition to 219 scored runs and an OPS of .727.
The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with 3,197 putouts this season, in addition to 1,059 assists and 97 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .978 which is 9th in the league and they have turned 103 double plays. The Eagles have swiped 96 bases and have been caught 38 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 28.4%.
The Eagles hold a team earned run average of 4.72 for the year (7th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 868 batters. Hanwha has given up 1,008 base hits (8.5 per 9 innings) and 559 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.48 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.50. Eagles pitchers have relinquished 100 long balls in addition to 626 runs in total (3rd in the league).
Kingham has taken the hill for 1,025 innings and has accumulated 880 strikeouts in his career. Kingham (64-60 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.30 while he has faced 4,314 batters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 3.82 (435 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.235. He has conceded 973 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 293 walks.
Samsung has accounted for 120 long balls for the season as well as 582 RBIs. They have recorded 171 two-baggers, while taking a walk 467 times as well as racking up 622 runs. The Samsung Lions have compiled an OBP of .347 in addition to a batting average of .270 over the course of the season. The Lions hold a team SLG% of .407 and they score 5.10 runs per contest (5th in the league). They have been rung up on 763 occasions (8th in KBO) and have 1,114 base hits.
Hae-Min Park is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. Park has drawn a walk 403 times while going down on strikes on 662 attempts. He has scored 696 runs and notched 406 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .354 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .743. He has hit a home run 42 times, with 1,522 total bases and also a .389 slugging percentage. In the 3,914 official at-bats in his pro career, Park has hit .286 and has racked up 1,120 hits.
The Samsung Lions have turned 111 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in KBO). The Lions have accrued 1,133 assists, 78 errors and have a tally of 3,209 putouts for the year. Of their 77 tries at stealing a base, they have had success 53 times and been caught 24 times (31.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions have a WHIP of 1.458 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.74 as a pitching staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 1.92 (875 strikeouts against 456 bases on balls). They rank 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,104. They have allowed 114 home runs and they allow 4.74 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Samsung pitching staff have surrendered 563 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.31 (513 earned runs yielded).
During his career, Won has conceded 402 base knocks while accumulating 258 K's in 386 frames. He has surrendered a total of 177 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.394 and having a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.90 and he has faced 1,666 opposing batters so far in his career. Won (23-23 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.13 earned run average while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+124)
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