Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers Prediction, 8/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+105) SSG (-135)
Tae-yang Lee and the SSG Landers (42-38, 5th in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (32-43, 9th in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have the Tigers priced at +105 and the Landers are at -135. The total has been set at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Eui Lee Lee and Tae-yang Lee.
The Tigers have earned 96 two-baggers as a team and have hit 30 balls out of the park. Kia owns a slugging percentage of .332 and have struck out 502 times, while getting the free base on 328 occasions. As a squad, the Kia Tigers are recording 4.0 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. They have compiled 292 RBI's and 642 hits this year, while their average at the plate sits at .249. They have tallied 302 runs and have an on-base percentage of .340.
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Won-joon Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Choi has recorded a batting average of .288 for his time in baseball, with 226 scored runs and an OPS of .732. He has gone down on strikes 204 times and has gotten a free base on 109 at-bats, contributing to a .346 on-base percentage. In his career, Choi has hit 12 balls over the fence while driving in 141 runs. His career slugging percentage is .386 and he has accumulated 536 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 1,552 times and has delivered with a base knock 399 times.
The Kia Tigers have accounted for 2,028 putouts thus far, in addition to 730 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 2nd in KBO and have accumulated 67 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 51 bases and have been caught 22 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 30.1%.
The Tigers hold a team ERA of 5.27 this year (9th in the league), and their staff has rung up 520 batters. Tigers pitchers have allowed 74 home runs and also 418 total runs (4th in baseball). Kia has conceded 687 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) and also 396 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.36 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.58.
Lee has taken the ball for 71 frames and has totaled 73 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.89 (31 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.298. He has surrendered 51 base knocks (6.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 42 free passes. Lee (4-3 career record) holds a FIP of 4.27 while facing 304 batters during his time in baseball.
SSG has hit 108 home runs for the year to go along with 398 runs batted in. They have hit 117 two-baggers, while getting a free base 378 times as well as notching 424 runs. The SSG Landers have a team on-base percentage of .354 as well as a team batting average of .256 on the year. The Landers have a team slugging % of .417 and they average 5.17 runs per game (7th in KBO). They have been called out on strikes on 595 occasions (3rd in KBO) and are sitting with 718 hits.
Jeong Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Over the course of the 6,351 official at-bats in his baseball career, Choi has hit .289 and has racked up 1,834 base knocks. He has hit the long ball 388 times, with 3,351 total bases and also a .528 slugging %. Choi has earned a walk 818 times while fanning on 1,432 attempts. He has accrued 1,156 runs in addition to having 1,236 RBIs. His on-base % is .390 and he also has a career OPS of .918.
The SSG Landers have turned 75 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .979 (8th in Korean baseball). The Landers have accrued 784 assists, 63 errors and have a tally of 2,206 putouts for the season. Out of their 82 tries at getting a steal, they have had success 57 times and been caught 25 times (30.5% caught stealing percentage).
The Landers hold a team WHIP of 1.543 in addition to having a FIP of 5.29 as a unit for the season. They are currently ranked 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 742. The SSG pitching staff have allowed 432 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.90 (400 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.54 (604 strikeouts against 392 bases on balls). They have surrendered 88 homers and they surrender 5.29 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Lee has given up 662 hits while accumulating 412 K's in 582 innings pitched. Lee (24-38 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.96 ERA and has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 339 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.388 and a FIP of 5.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.38 and he has gone up against 2,574 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+105)
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