Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers Prediction, 4/16/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+110) SSG (-153)
Ki-Yeong Lim and the Kia Tigers (3-5, 9th in KBO) head to Incheon SSG Landers Field on Friday where they'll meet the SSG Landers (4-4, 7th in KBO). The Landers open this game at -153 while the Tigers are priced at +110. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Ki-Yeong Lim and Artie Lewicki.
As a unit, the Kia Tigers are earning 3.8 runs/g, which has them sitting at 8th in KBO. They have accumulated 30 runs while holding a team OBP of .318. The Tigers have accumulated 10 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 1 ball out of the park. They have recorded 30 runs batted in and 74 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .251. Kia has a slugging percentage of .315 and have been rung up 61 times, while being walked on 26 occasions.
Seon-bin Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. In his career, Kim has hit 24 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 393 runs. In his time in the Majors, he came to the plate 4,145 times and has reached base with a base knock 1,087 times. Kim has a batting average of .304 for his career in baseball, with 548 scored runs and an OPS of .755. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .379 and he has a total of 1,354 bases. He has struck out 380 times and has walked on 402 occasions, contributing to a .376 OBP.
The Kia Tigers have earned 228 putouts for the season, in addition to 85 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .991 which is 1st in Korean baseball and have accumulated 5 double plays. The Tigers have swiped 5 bags and have been caught 2 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 28.6%.
The Tigers have an ERA of 5.92 for the season (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 56 batters. Kia has allowed 75 base knocks (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 50 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.51 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 7 long balls and 52 total runs (1st in the league).
Lim has taken the mound for 460 frames and has accumulated 335 K's in his career. His earned run average is 5.22 (267 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.572. He has conceded 591 hits (11.5 hits per nine innings) with 133 walks. Lim (29-33 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.78 and he has faced 2,073 hitters during his time in baseball.
SSG is sitting with 9 HRs for the year and 23 runs batted in. They have put up 6 two-baggers, while taking a walk 28 times and putting up 24 runs. The SSG Landers have accumulated an on-base percentage of .298 and a team batting average of .200 on the campaign. The Landers have a SLG% of .335 and they score 3.00 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have been rung up on 59 occasions (7th in baseball) and have tallied 49 base hits.
Ju-hwan Choi is a hitter who should impact this game for SSG. Choi has drawn a free base 243 times while going down on strikes on 375 occasions. He has a total of 382 runs and also has 428 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .360 and he also has a career OPS of .813. He has homered 71 times, with 1,206 bases in total and also a .453 slugging percentage. For the 2,662 at-bats in his career, Choi has hit .298 in addition to 792 hits.
Of their 10 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 7 times and been caught 3 times (30.0% caught stealing rate). The SSG Landers have twisted 6 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .972 (9th in KBO). The Landers have 69 assists, 8 errors and have earned a total of 210 putouts for the season.
The SSG pitching staff have allowed 42 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.63 (36 earned runs yielded). They have given up 7 home runs and they concede 5.40 runs per 9 innings (9th in KBO). The Landers hold a team WHIP of 1.514 and have a FIP of 5.40 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.76 (67 strikeouts against 38 free passes). They rank 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 68.
Thus far in his career, Lewicki has surrendered 610 base knocks while he has tallied 535 strikeouts in 633 innings pitched. Lewicki (41-33 career win-loss mark) has a 3.50 earned run average and has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 246 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.228 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.18 and he has gone up against 2,283 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kia (+110)
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