KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 10/22/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-105) Samsung (-105)
Tae In Won and the Samsung Lions (73-57, 2nd in KBO) host the KT Wiz (73-54, 1st in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Friday. The Wiz open this contest at -105 while the Lions are coming in at -105. The total opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Odrisamer Despaigne and Tae In Won.
The Wiz have earned 203 doubles as a team and have hit 100 balls out of the park. KT is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 995 times, while being walked on 614 occasions. As a team, the KT Wiz are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in KBO. They have recorded 643 runs batted in in addition to 1,191 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .264. They have notched a total of 688 runs scored and have an OBP of .357.
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Jeong-dae Bae is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Bae has hit .257 for his career, with 200 scored runs and an OPS of .708. He has fanned 328 times and has been walked on 140 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .341 on-base percentage. For his career, Bae has hit 25 balls out of the park while driving in 140 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .367 and he has racked up 444 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 1,389 times and has reached base with a base knock 311 times.
The KT Wiz have accumulated 3,561 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,384 assists and 107 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which has them sitting 7th in KBO and have earned 126 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 90 bases and have been gunned down 28 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 23.7%.
The Wiz have a team ERA of 3.68 for the season (2nd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 986 hitters. Wiz pitchers have conceded 81 home runs and also 553 total runs (9th in baseball). KT has given up 1,098 base knocks (8.3 per 9 innings) and 486 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.12 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.32.
Despaigne (112-114 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.54 while he has gone up against 8,776 batters during his time in baseball. He has surrendered 2,068 base hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 769 free passes. His ERA is 4.06 (909 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.409. Despaigne has taken the mound for 2,013 innings and is sitting with 1,512 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Samsung Lions have an on-base percentage of .344 as well as a batting average of .267 this year. They have struck out on 864 occasions (8th in KBO) and have earned 1,239 hits. Samsung has recorded 125 home runs for the year to go along with 644 RBIs. The Lions hold a team slugging % of .398 and they tally 4.97 runs per game (6th in KBO). They have hit 198 doubles, while walking 525 times as well as scoring 686 runs.
Min-ho Kang is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. Kang has drawn a walk 676 times while being called out on strikes on 1,350 attempts. His on-base % is .356 and he has a career OPS of .821. During the 6,364 at-bats in his professional career, Kang has a batting average of .276 with 1,758 base knocks. He has amassed 820 runs in addition to having 1,018 RBIs. He has gone yard 288 times, with 2,959 total bases and also a .465 slugging %.
The Samsung Lions have turned 125 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (2nd in the league). The Lions have recorded 1,269 assists, 83 errors and have notched a total of 3,620 putouts so far this year. Out of their 84 chances at getting a steal, they have had success 58 times and been caught 26 times (31.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions have a WHIP of 1.464 with a FIP of 4.75 as a staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.93 (992 strikeouts against 514 free passes). They rank 2nd in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,253. They have surrendered 126 HR's and they relinquish 4.75 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Samsung pitching staff have relinquished 637 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.35 (584 earned runs relinquished).
During his career, Won has surrendered 421 base knocks while he has totaled 270 strikeouts in 403 frames. Won (23-25 career record) has a 4.20 ERA while surrendering 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up 188 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.406 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.85 and he has faced 1,745 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Samsung (-105) and under the total runs
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