Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers Prediction, 4/18/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (-150) SSG (+130)
Wilmer Font and the SSG Landers (5-5, 6th in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (5-5, 5th in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Tigers coming in at -150 and the Landers are at +130. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Min-woo Lee and Wilmer Font.
Kia has a slugging rate of .317 and have been called out on strikes 71 times, while being walked on 41 occasions. They have accounted for 42 RBI's and 92 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is .251. The Tigers have tallied 15 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 1 ball out of the park. They are sitting with 43 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .333. As a unit, the Kia Tigers are notching 4.3 runs per game, which is 8th in KBO.
Won-joon Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. In his pro baseball career, Choi has hit 11 balls over the fence while driving in 123 runs. For his time in the league, he approached the plate 1,246 times and has delivered with a base hit 317 times. Choi has recorded a batting average of .284 in his time in baseball, with 191 runs scored and an OPS of .725. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .387 and he has a total of 432 bases. He has gone down on strikes 173 times and earned a walk on 82 occasions, which has contributed to a .338 OBP.
The Tigers have stolen 8 bags and have been gunned down 2 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 20.0%. The Kia Tigers have a tally of 291 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 109 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .990 which puts them in 1st in the league and have accumulated 6 double plays.
The Tigers have a team earned run average of 5.29 over the course of the season (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 72 hitters. Tigers pitchers have given up 7 home runs and 59 runs in total (2nd in baseball). Kia has relinquished 94 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) as well as 57 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.47 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.47.
Lee has pitched in 222 innings and is sitting with 165 strikeouts so far in his career. Lee (11-21 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 7.01 while facing 1,036 batters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 6.36 (157 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.694. He has conceded 277 base hits (11.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 99 free passes.
The Landers hold a team slugging % of .354 and they score 3.30 runs per game (10th in baseball). They have 10 doubles, while walking 31 times as well as scoring 33 runs. SSG has tallied 11 home runs for the year to go along with 31 runs batted in. They have struck out on 73 occasions (5th in the league) and have 67 base knocks. The SSG Landers are sitting with an OBP of .301 as well as a batting average of .215 for the year.
Jeong Choi is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. For the 6,137 at-bats in his professional career, Choi has hit .289 with 1,771 base hits. He has gone yard 372 times, with 3,228 total bases and also a .526 slugging percentage. Choi has drawn a free base 776 times while being called out on strikes on 1,382 attempts. He is sitting with 1,108 runs and also has 1,189 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .389 and he also has a career OPS of .915.
In their 10 attempts at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 7 times and been caught 3 times (30.0% caught stealing percentage). The SSG Landers have turned 6 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .977 (9th in KBO). The Landers have racked up 81 assists, 8 errors and have a tally of 264 putouts so far this season.
The SSG pitching staff have allowed 48 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.30 (42 earned runs conceded). They have given up 8 home runs and they concede 4.91 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO). The Landers have a team WHIP of 1.352 and have a FIP of 4.91 as a team for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.91 (84 strikeouts vs 44 bases on balls). They come in at 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 75.
Font (61-53 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.08 earned run average and has conceded 8.0 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.48 and he has gone up against 4,417 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 465 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.314 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. In his career, Font has conceded 912 hits while tallying 1,085 K's in 1,026 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG (+130)
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