KT Wiz vs SSG Landers Prediction, 4/27/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs SSG Landers
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-185) SSG (+155)
Su-Min Jung and the SSG Landers (11-7, 1st in KBO) play the KT Wiz (9-9, 6th in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Tuesday. The Landers open this contest at +155 while the Wiz are priced at -185. The over/under opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Odrisamer Despaigne and Su-Min Jung.
As a team, the KT Wiz are compiling 5.4 runs per game, which puts them at 4th in KBO. They have 97 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .372. The Wiz have compiled 27 doubles as a team and have knocked 9 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 88 RBI's in addition to 177 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .284. KT has a slugging percentage of .383 and have struck out 114 times, while getting the free base on 85 occasions.
Baek-ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. In his MLB career, Kang has drilled 67 balls out of the park while knocking in 253 runs. His slugging percentage is .523 and he has racked up 804 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped into the batters box 1,746 times and has come through with a base hit 494 times. He has struck out 311 times and has walked on 188 occasions, which has contributed to a .396 OBP. Kang has hit .322 in his time in baseball, in addition to 284 runs scored and an OPS of .919.
The Wiz have swiped 12 bases and have been gunned down 4 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 25.0%. The KT Wiz have notched a total of 471 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 197 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which ranks 6th in KBO and they have twisted 19 double plays.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.88 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.39. Wiz pitchers have given up 14 home runs and 82 runs in total (8th in KBO). KT has conceded 153 base knocks (8.8 per 9 innings) in addition to 75 earned runs. The Wiz have a team earned run average of 4.30 this season (4th in the league), and they have rung up 124 batters.
Despaigne has thrown 1,861 innings and has accounted for 1,373 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Despaigne (101-107 career record) has a FIP of 4.58 while he has gone up against 8,107 opposing batters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.11 (850 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.412. He has given up 1,920 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) with 709 walks.
The Landers hold a team slugging % of .389 and they score 4.78 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have notched 21 doubles, while walking 69 times and putting up 86 runs. SSG has knocked in 22 home runs on the campaign in addition to 80 RBIs. They have struck out on 136 occasions (4th in the league) and have a total of 147 hits. The SSG Landers have a team on-base percentage of .335 in addition to a team batting average of .244 on the year.
Ju-hwan Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Over the course of the 2,703 official at-bats in his MLB career, Choi has hit .299 with 807 base hits. He has homered 72 times, with 1,229 total bases and also a .455 slugging percentage. Choi has drawn a walk 245 times while going down on strikes on 379 occasions. He has scored 387 runs and also has 438 RBIs. His on-base % is .360 and he has a career OPS of .815.
The SSG Landers have twisted 10 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .970 (10th in the league). The Landers have racked up 158 assists, 20 errors and have earned 483 putouts this year. Of their 19 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 14 times and been caught 5 times (26.3% caught stealing rate).
The Landers have a team WHIP of 1.534 in addition to having a FIP of 5.59 as a pitching staff so far this season. They are currently ranked 6th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 160. The SSG pitching staff have surrendered 100 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.92 (88 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.60 (139 strikeouts against 87 free passes). They have yielded 15 homers and they concede 5.59 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO).
During his career, Jung has surrendered 381 hits while he has totaled 277 punch outs in 371 innings pitched. He has allowed 214 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.601 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.29 and he has gone up against 1,680 opposing batters thus far in his career. Jung (17-19 career mark) has earned a 5.18 earned run average while allowing 9.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG (+155)
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