KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 9/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-149) Samsung (+113)
William Cuevas and the KT Wiz (59-38, 1st in KBO) head to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Samsung Lions (56-44, 3rd in KBO). The Lions open this game at +113 while the Wiz are priced at -149. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be William Cuevas and Chae-heung Choi.
As a unit, the KT Wiz are compiling 5.5 runs/g, which ranks them 1st in baseball. They are sitting with 535 runs scored and hold an OBP of .363. The Wiz have tallied 152 doubles as a unit and have hit 80 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 501 runs batted in and 891 base knocks over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .270. KT owns a slugging percentage of .394 and have struck out 721 times, while being walked on 452 occasions.
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Jae-gyun Hwang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Hwang has earned a batting average of .293 for his baseball career, in addition to 929 runs scored and an OPS of 1.444. He has gone down on strikes 1,141 times and has taken a walk on 561 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .355 OBP. In his career, Hwang has hit 195 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 907 runs. His slugging percentage is .458 and he has totaled 2,770 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to bat 6,784 times and has notched a base hit 1,772 times.
The KT Wiz have earned a total of 2,590 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,001 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .980 which has them ranked 7th in the league and they have twisted 91 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 67 bases and have been thrown out 17 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 20.2%.
The Wiz have a team earned run average of 3.87 for the year (2nd in KBO), and their staff has rung up 737 hitters. KT has surrendered 799 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and also 371 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.05 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. Wiz pitchers have conceded 60 home runs and also 419 runs in total (9th in the league).
Cuevas has pitched in 1,503 innings and has earned 1,214 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Cuevas (95-80 career record) has a FIP of 4.27 while going up against 6,317 batters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 3.81 (637 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.237. He has given up 1,367 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 492 free passes.
The Lions hold a team slugging percentage of .405 and they average 5.17 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have hit 144 doubles, while walking 398 times and recording 532 runs. Samsung has hit 96 home runs for the year to go along with 496 RBIs. They have been rung up on 635 instances (8th in KBO) and have totaled 947 base hits. The Samsung Lions hold an OBP of .350 and a batting average of .273 so far this year.
Hae-Min Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Park has tallied a walk 397 times while going down on strikes on 657 chances. His OBP comes in at .353 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .742. Over the course of the 3,896 official at-bats in his pro career, Park has a batting average of .286 with 1,114 base knocks. He has accumulated 691 runs and has 405 runs batted in. He has hit the long ball 42 times, in addition to having 1,516 total bases and a .389 slugging percentage.
The Samsung Lions have twisted 90 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in KBO). The Lions have accrued 959 assists, 66 errors and have a tally of 2,703 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 68 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 46 times and been caught 22 times (32.4% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.443 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.62 as a staff on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.90 (751 strikeouts against 395 walks). They are sitting at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 905. They have surrendered 96 dingers and they concede 4.62 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Samsung pitching staff have given up 463 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.22 (422 earned runs yielded).
So far in his pro baseball career, Choi has surrendered 382 base hits while he has totaled 282 strikeouts in 355 innings pitched. Choi (24-19 career record) has earned a 4.31 ERA while conceding 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 170 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.416 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 and he has faced 1,553 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take KT (-149)
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