Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers Prediction, 8/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+163) SSG (-222)
Wilmer Font and the SSG Landers (44-44, 6th in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (36-46, 9th in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Saturday. The Landers open this contest at -222 while the Tigers are coming in at +163. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Yu-sin Kim and Wilmer Font.
The Tigers have hit 116 two-baggers as a team and have hit 39 balls out of the park. Kia has a slugging rate of .339 and have been called out on strikes 551 times, while taking a walk on 375 occasions. As a squad, the Kia Tigers are compiling 4.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 9th in the league. They have accounted for 336 runs batted in in addition to 723 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .249. They have 349 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .342.
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Won-joon Choi is a hitter who should impact this game for Kia. Choi has accrued an average at the plate of .284 for his baseball career, in addition to 233 runs scored and an OPS of .727. He has gone down on strikes 207 times and has gotten a free base on 116 at-bats, contributing to a .344 on-base percentage. In his career, Choi has hit 13 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 142 runs. His slugging percentage is .383 in addition to having tallied 546 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 1,599 times and has delivered a base knock 405 times.
The Kia Tigers have amassed 2,295 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 821 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which is 4th in the league and they have twisted 78 double plays. The Tigers have swiped 58 bases and have been gunned down 23 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 28.4%.
The Tigers hold a team earned run average of 5.19 for the season (9th in KBO), and they have struck out 576 hitters. Tigers pitchers have allowed 87 home runs and 464 runs in total (4th in the league). Kia has conceded 769 base hits (9.0 per 9 innings) and also 441 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.37 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.55.
Kim has taken the mound for 67 innings and is sitting with 35 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Kim (2-6 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 8.15 while going up against 306 hitters in baseball. His ERA is 8.02 (60 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.738. He has given up 76 hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) and has 41 walks.
The SSG Landers are sitting with a team OBP of .350 and a team batting average of .256 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 668 occasions (3rd in the league) and have notched a total of 800 base hits. SSG has accounted for 122 long balls on the year to go along with 441 RBIs. The Landers hold a team SLG% of .416 and they average 5.09 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have recorded 128 doubles, while taking a walk 405 times and earning 468 runs.
Jeong Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Choi has drawn a free base 824 times while striking out on 1,435 occasions. His on-base percentage is .390 and he has a career OPS of .917. For the 6,383 at-bats in his pro career, Choi has recorded a batting average of .289 with 1,842 hits. He has tallied 1,161 runs in addition to having 1,243 runs batted in. He has hit the long ball 390 times, as well as 3,366 total bases and also a .527 slugging percentage.
In their 94 chances at getting a steal, they have had success 67 times and been caught 27 times (28.7% caught stealing rate). The SSG Landers have turned 84 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (7th in the league). The Landers have racked up 884 assists, 69 errors and have accounted for 2,466 putouts for the season.
The SSG pitching staff have relinquished 489 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.98 (455 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 103 long balls and they allow 5.35 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Landers have a WHIP of 1.544 and have a FIP of 5.35 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 1.57 (668 strikeouts against 426 free passes). They sit at 1st in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 843.
During his pro baseball career, Font has given up 986 base hits while he has accumulated 1,192 punch outs in 1,122 innings pitched. Font (66-55 career mark) has a 4.04 ERA while allowing 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 504 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.290 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.58 and he has gone up against 4,805 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+163)
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