Kiwoom Heroes vs SSG Landers Prediction, 6/11/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs SSG Landers
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (+140) SSG (-188)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the venue where Seon Ryul Yang and the SSG Landers (29-21, 1st in KBO) will play the Kiwoom Heroes (26-27, 7th in KBO) on Friday. The Heroes open this contest at +140 while the Landers are coming in at -188. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Won-tae Choi and Seon Ryul Yang.
As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are scoring 5.2 runs per contest, which has them at 4th in baseball. They have accumulated 276 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .354. The Heroes have tallied 102 doubles as a team and have knocked 32 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 254 RBI's in addition to 474 hits for the year, while their batting average is at .261. Kiwoom owns a slugging percentage of .382 and have been rung up 400 times, while taking a walk on 240 occasions.
Jung-hoo Lee is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. In his career, Lee has drilled 30 balls out of the park while driving in 308 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .472 and he has a total of 1,098 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 2,625 times and has delivered with a hit 786 times. He has struck out 227 times and has taken a walk on 238 occasions, contributing to a .402 on-base %. Lee has hit .338 for his career, with 407 runs scored and an OPS of .874.
The Kiwoom Heroes have notched a total of 1,419 putouts for the season, in addition to 550 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding rate is at .979 which is 8th in KBO and have a total of 57 double plays. The Heroes have swiped 28 bases and have been gunned down 12 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 30.0%.
The Heroes have compiled a team ERA of 4.26 this season (3rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 358 hitters. Heroes pitchers have relinquished 43 home runs and 254 total runs (6th in KBO). Kiwoom has given up 495 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) as well as 224 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.65 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.51.
Choi has taken the mound for 665 innings and has 475 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.35 (322 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.375. He has surrendered 732 hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has 183 free passes. Choi (47-31 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.75 while he has faced 2,884 opposing hitters during his time in baseball.
SSG has a total of 63 HRs this year as well as 240 runs batted in. They hit 69 doubles, while getting a free base 230 times and scoring 259 runs. The SSG Landers have compiled an OBP of .354 as well as a batting average of .259 for the season. The Landers have a slugging percentage of .413 and they score 5.18 runs per game (5th in KBO). They have struck out on 381 occasions (5th in the league) and have recorded 448 base hits.
Jamie Romak is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Romak has recorded a walk 945 times while going down on strikes on 1,917 chances. He has accumulated 1,153 runs in addition to having earned 1,236 RBIs. His OBP comes in at .354 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .839. He has homered 379 times, with 3,484 total bases and a .485 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 7,179 at-bats in his career, Romak has a batting average of .261 with 1,871 hits.
The SSG Landers have turned 47 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .975 (10th in KBO). The Landers have racked up 478 assists, 46 errors and have accumulated 1,345 putouts on the season. In their 47 tries at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 31 times and been caught 16 times (34.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Landers hold a team WHIP of 1.542 and have a FIP of 5.20 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.53 (377 strikeouts vs 247 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 7th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 444. They have allowed 46 dingers and they concede 5.20 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The SSG pitching staff have allowed 259 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.74 (236 earned runs surrendered).
Yang (0-1 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 18.00 earned run average while allowing 18.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 0.20 and he has gone up against 15 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 4 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 4.500 and a FIP of 18.0. So far in his career, Yang has given up 4 base hits while earning 1 strikeouts in 2 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SSG (-188)
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