Kiwoom Heroes vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 8/31/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Samsung Lions
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (+146) Samsung (-196)
Seon Gi Kim and the Kiwoom Heroes (49-46, 4th in KBO) are headed to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Samsung Lions (51-42, 3rd in KBO). The Heroes open this game at +146 while the Lions are coming in at -196. The O/U opens at 10.5. The starting pitchers are Seon Gi Kim and Jeong-hyeon Paek.
The Heroes have hit 164 doubles as a team and have knocked 63 balls out of the park. Kiwoom is slugging .375 and have struck out 714 times, while drawing a walk on 437 occasions. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are notching 5.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 5th in KBO. They have compiled 458 RBI's and 827 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average comes in at .256. They have accounted for 491 runs and have an OBP of .351.
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Dong Won Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. For his career, Park has hit 94 balls out of the park while knocking in 384 runs. For his time in the league, he stepped into the batters box 2,676 times and came through with a base hit 612 times. Park has hit .260 for his baseball career, with 321 runs scored and an OPS of .762. His slugging percentage is .431 and he has accumulated 1,016 bases. He has struck out 541 times and has taken a walk on 221 occasions, contributing to a .331 on-base %.
The Kiwoom Heroes have a tally of 2,549 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,032 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .978 which has them sitting 10th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 103 double plays. The Heroes have swiped 50 bases and have been caught 26 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 34.2%.
The Heroes hold a team earned run average of 4.10 over the course of the season (3rd in the league), and their staff has struck out 630 batters. Heroes pitchers have surrendered 73 home runs and also 443 total runs (6th in KBO). Kiwoom has relinquished 836 base hits (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 387 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.64 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.44.
Kim has taken the hill for 504 frames and has accounted for 434 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 5.20 (291 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.486. He has allowed 539 hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 210 walks. Kim (27-25 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.82 and he has faced 2,260 hitters during his time in baseball.
The Lions have a team slugging percentage of .403 and they score 5.10 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have put up 134 two-baggers, while getting a free base 364 times and earning 490 runs. Samsung has hit 90 home runs for the season to go along with 457 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 600 occasions (8th in baseball) and have recorded 879 hits. The Samsung Lions have an OBP of .348 as well as a batting average of .271 so far this year.
Hae-Min Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. In the 3,872 at-bats in his professional career, Park has hit .286 in addition to having 1,109 base knocks. He has hit it out of the park 41 times, with 1,505 bases in total and also a .389 slugging percentage. Park has earned a walk 391 times while being called out on strikes on 654 occasions. He has scored 687 runs and also has 399 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .353 and he has a career OPS of .742.
Out of their 66 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 45 times and been caught 21 times (31.8% caught stealing percentage). The Samsung Lions have turned 86 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in KBO). The Lions have racked up 903 assists, 62 errors and have accounted for 2,520 putouts on the season.
The Samsung pitching staff have allowed 442 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.30 (401 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 93 homers and they give up 4.74 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Lions have a WHIP of 1.457 in addition to having a FIP of 4.74 as a team this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.89 (706 strikeouts against 374 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 850.
So far in his pro career, Paek has allowed 831 hits while he has accumulated 640 strikeouts in 786 innings pitched. Paek (46-38 career win-loss mark) has a 4.56 earned run average while allowing 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 398 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.459 and a FIP of 5.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.03 and he has gone up against 3,449 opposing batters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Samsung (-196) and under the total runs
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