KT Wiz vs SSG Landers Prediction, 10/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs SSG Landers
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-131) SSG (+100)
Won Seok Oh and the SSG Landers (56-57, 7th in KBO) play the KT Wiz (68-46, 1st in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Saturday. The Wiz open this contest at -131 while the Landers are coming in at +100. The over/under opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are William Cuevas and Won Seok Oh.
The Wiz have accrued 188 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 90 balls out of the park. KT is slugging .385 and have been called out on strikes 875 times, while drawing a walk on 535 occasions. As a squad, the KT Wiz are putting up 5.2 runs per outing, which puts them at 1st in baseball. They have accounted for 582 runs batted in and 1,058 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate sits at .266. They have accounted for 622 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .357.
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Baek-ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. In his pro baseball career, Kang has slapped 79 baseballs out of the park while driving in 328 runs. For his time in baseball, he stepped into the batters box 2,177 times and has delivered a hit 614 times. Kang has compiled an average at the plate of .326 for his career in baseball, in addition to 340 runs scored and an OPS of .933. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .526 in addition to racking up 992 bases. He has been struck out 376 times and has gotten a free base on 263 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .407 OBP.
The KT Wiz have accounted for 3,147 putouts this season, as well as 1,226 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which has them sitting 6th in the league and they have turned 115 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 75 bases and have been thrown out 23 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 23.5%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.11 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.32. Wiz pitchers have surrendered 71 home runs and also 494 total runs (9th in the league). KT has surrendered 973 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) as well as 439 earned runs. The Wiz have an earned run average of 3.77 this year (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 873 hitters.
Cuevas has taken the hill for 1,519 innings and has 1,227 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.86 (651 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.241. He has given up 1,389 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 497 free passes. Cuevas (96-81 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.31 and he has gone up against 6,390 opposing hitters in baseball.
The Landers hold a slugging percentage of .422 and they score 5.20 runs per game (3rd in KBO). They have hit 172 doubles, while taking a walk 525 times as well as earning 634 runs. SSG has knocked in 158 home runs this season to go along with 599 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 875 instances (4th in KBO) and have tallied 1,096 base knocks. The SSG Landers have a team on-base percentage of .353 and a batting average of .263 on the season.
Ju-hwan Choi is a hitter who can be a difference maker for SSG. Over the course of the 2,953 at-bats in his professional career, Choi has compiled an average at the plate of .294 with 868 hits. He has gone deep 84 times, as well as 1,332 bases in total and a .451 slugging %. Choi has drawn a free base 283 times while going down on strikes on 428 tries. He has tallied 420 runs in addition to having 483 RBIs. His on-base % is .360 and he has earned a career OPS of .811.
Of their 129 attempts at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 91 times and been caught 38 times (29.5% caught stealing rate). The SSG Landers have turned 102 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in KBO). The Landers have 1,168 assists, 87 errors and have a total of 3,246 putouts on the campaign.
The Landers have a team WHIP of 1.523 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.43 as a staff on the year. They sit at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,102. The SSG pitching staff have allowed 653 runs this season while having an ERA of 5.07 (610 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.58 (865 strikeouts against 546 bases on balls). They have allowed 135 homers and they give up 5.43 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
During his career, Oh has allowed 119 hits while he has earned 88 K's in 106 innings pitched. He has allowed 68 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.824 and having a FIP of 7.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.17 and he has faced 521 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Oh (6-7 win-loss record in his career) has a 5.76 earned run average while conceding 10.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG (+100)
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