Hanwha Eagles vs SSG Landers Prediction, 9/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs SSG Landers
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (-101) SSG (-131)
Nick Kingham and the Hanwha Eagles (38-64, 10th in KBO) head to Incheon SSG Landers Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the SSG Landers (51-51, 6th in KBO). The Eagles open this game at -101 while the Landers are coming in at -131. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Nick Kingham and Min-joon Choi.
Hanwha is slugging .338 and have struck out 968 times, while taking a walk on 467 occasions. They have recorded 401 runs batted in and 828 hits for the season, and their team batting average sits at .235. The Eagles have hit 158 two-baggers as a team and have hit 60 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 431 runs scored and have an OBP of .331. As a squad, the Hanwha Eagles are recording 4.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 9th in the league.
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Joo-Suk Ha is a hitter who should impact this game for Hanwha. In his professional baseball career, Ha has drilled 40 balls out of the park while driving in 250 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he came to bat 2,338 times and has notched a base hit 575 times. Ha has accrued an average at the plate of .268 for his baseball career, with 291 scored runs and an OPS of .701. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .383 and he has totaled 821 bases. He has fanned 554 times and has gotten a free base on 132 occasions, contributing to a .318 OBP.
The Hanwha Eagles have a total of 2,855 putouts this season, as well as 948 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding rate is at .978 which ranks 9th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 95 double plays. The Eagles have swiped 83 bases and have been caught 33 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 28.4%.
The Eagles have a team earned run average of 4.77 on the year (7th in the league), and the staff has struck out 777 hitters. Hanwha has relinquished 905 base hits (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 504 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.45 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.52. Eagles pitchers have relinquished 95 home runs and 565 runs in total (2nd in KBO).
Kingham has thrown 1,006 innings and has earned 862 punch outs so far in his career. His ERA is 3.84 (429 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.240. He has surrendered 956 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 291 walks. Kingham (62-60 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.33 and he has faced 4,240 batters in baseball.
The SSG Landers have compiled a team on-base percentage of .350 in addition to a team batting average of .258 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 772 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have earned 935 hits. SSG has knocked in 142 home runs for the season as well as 518 RBIs. The Landers have a team slugging % of .421 and they earn 5.12 runs per outing (5th in baseball). They hit 152 doubles, while taking a walk 460 times and scoring 548 runs.
Jeong Choi is a hitter who should impact this game for SSG. Choi has earned a walk 831 times while fanning on 1,445 plate appearances. His on-base percentage is .390 and he has a career OPS of .918. For the 6,425 official at-bats in his pro career, Choi has recorded a batting average of .288 and has racked up 1,853 hits. He has compiled 1,173 runs in addition to having earned 1,258 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 395 times, with 3,395 total bases and also a .528 slugging percentage.
Out of their 108 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 75 times and been caught 33 times (30.6% caught stealing rate). The SSG Landers have twisted 92 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (6th in Korean baseball). The Landers have recorded 1,024 assists, 76 errors and have accounted for 2,853 putouts so far this year.
The Landers hold a team WHIP of 1.521 in addition to having a FIP of 5.27 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.58 (776 strikeouts against 490 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 956. They have given up 111 dingers and they concede 5.27 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The SSG pitching staff have conceded 557 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.90 (518 earned runs given up).
So far in his pro career, Choi has given up 72 hits while earning 45 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 41 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.936 and a FIP of 6.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.15 and he has faced 283 opposing batters thus far in his career. Choi (2-1 career record) has earned a 6.44 earned run average and has conceded 11.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (-101)
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