Kiwoom Heroes vs SSG Landers Prediction, 5/7/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs SSG Landers
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (+105) SSG (-125)
Wilmer Font and the SSG Landers (13-12, 5th in KBO) host the Kiwoom Heroes (11-15, 9th in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Friday. The odds on this game have the Heroes priced at +105 and the Landers are at -125. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Won-tae Choi and Wilmer Font.
The Heroes have accounted for 49 doubles as a squad and have knocked 11 balls out of the park. Kiwoom is slugging .349 and have struck out 205 times, while being walked on 118 occasions. As a squad, the Kiwoom Heroes are notching 4.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 7th in the league. They have tallied 106 runs batted in in addition to 219 hits on the year, while their batting average is .244. They have accounted for 120 runs and have an OBP of .337.
Hye-seong Kim is a hitter who should impact this game for Kiwoom. Kim has recorded a batting average of .273 for his time in baseball, in addition to 236 scored runs and an OPS of .705. He has struck out 327 times and has taken a walk on 123 at-bats, contributing to a .333 OBP. In his career, Kim has drilled 13 baseballs out of the park while driving in 149 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .372 and he has racked up 520 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 1,549 times and has delivered with a hit 381 times.
The Kiwoom Heroes have amassed 711 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 290 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .978 which is 8th in KBO and have earned 30 double plays. The Heroes have swiped 15 bases and have been thrown out 6 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 28.6%.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.33 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.65. Heroes pitchers have given up 26 home runs and 158 total runs (1st in KBO). Kiwoom has relinquished 265 base hits (10.1 per 9 innings) as well as 142 earned runs. The Heroes have an earned run average of 5.39 over the course of the season (10th in KBO), and their staff has rung up 167 batters.
Choi (45-29 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.80 and he has faced 2,767 batters in baseball. He has surrendered 709 base hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 173 free passes. His earned run average is 4.45 (315 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.385. Choi has taken the ball for 637 innings and has accumulated 456 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The SSG Landers have compiled an OBP of .330 and a batting average of .241 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 195 occasions (3rd in KBO) and are sitting with 206 base hits. SSG has tallied 27 home runs for the year to go along with 104 runs batted in. The Landers hold a team slugging % of .369 and they average 4.52 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have notched 28 doubles, while taking a walk 99 times and earning 113 runs.
Jeong Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Over the course of the 6,184 at-bats in his baseball career, Choi has accumulated a batting average of .288 and has racked up 1,782 base knocks. He has hit the long ball 373 times, as well as 3,243 bases in total and a .524 slugging %. Choi has recorded a free base 789 times while fanning on 1,398 attempts. He is sitting with 1,114 runs and has 1,192 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .389 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .913.
The SSG Landers have turned 20 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .975 (9th in Korean baseball). The Landers have 231 assists, 23 errors and have accumulated 672 putouts over the course of the season. Of their 26 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 19 times and been caught 7 times (26.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Landers have a WHIP of 1.589 and have a FIP of 5.83 as a team this year. They have a ranking of 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 230. The SSG pitching staff have given up 145 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.34 (133 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.56 (197 strikeouts vs 126 free passes). They have relinquished 22 dingers and they concede 5.83 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
During his career, Font has allowed 919 base knocks while earning 1,091 punch outs in 1,037 innings pitched. He has allowed 469 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.312 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.47 and he has gone up against 4,460 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Font (62-53 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.07 ERA and has surrendered 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take SSG (-125) and under 9.5 runs
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