KT Wiz vs SSG Landers Prediction, 6/8/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs SSG Landers
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-126) SSG (-109)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the site where Yeong-Woo Cho and the SSG Landers (29-21, 1st in KBO) will take on the KT Wiz (27-23, 5th in KBO) on Tuesday. The Landers open this game at -109 while the Wiz are coming in at -126. The over/under opens at 10.5. The starting pitchers are Young-pyo Ko and Yeong-Woo Cho.
The Wiz have compiled 87 two-baggers as a team and have hit 34 balls out of the stadium. KT has a slugging percentage of .393 and have been rung up 384 times, while being walked on 247 occasions. As a team, the KT Wiz are compiling 5.6 runs/g, which ranks them 2nd in the league. They have tallied 261 runs batted in and 478 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .277. They have accounted for 279 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .373.
Zoilo Almonte is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. In his career, Almonte has hit 187 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 879 runs. His slugging percentage is .440 and he has racked up 2,626 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 6,598 times and got on base with a hit 1,696 times. He has been struck out 1,289 times and has taken a walk on 542 occasions, which has contributed to a .346 on-base percentage. Almonte has hit .284 for his time in baseball, in addition to 775 scored runs and an OPS of .786.
The Wiz have swiped 34 bags and have been gunned down 13 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 27.7%. The KT Wiz have accounted for 1,333 putouts this year, as well as 535 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .976 which ranks 9th in the league and have earned 46 double plays.
The Wiz hold a team earned run average of 4.34 on the year (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 361 batters. KT has yielded 439 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) in addition to 214 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.66 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.48. Wiz pitchers have surrendered 32 home runs and also 245 total runs (7th in KBO).
Ko (23-31 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.52 and he has faced 1,986 batters in baseball. He has conceded 530 base knocks (10.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 88 walks. His ERA is 5.06 (255 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.362. Ko has pitched in 453 frames and has totaled 425 K's in his career.
The SSG Landers have an on-base percentage of .354 and a batting average of .259 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 381 occasions (5th in KBO) and have earned a total of 448 base hits. SSG is sitting with 63 home runs on the season in addition to 240 runs batted in. The Landers have a team slugging percentage of .413 and they have an average of 5.18 runs per game (5th in baseball). They hit 69 doubles, while taking a walk 230 times and earning 259 runs.
Shin-Soo Choo is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. In the 8,960 at-bats in his professional career, Choo has a batting average of .281 in addition to 2,522 base hits. He has hit a home run 290 times, as well as 4,025 total bases and a .449 slugging percentage. Choo has recorded a walk 1,268 times while striking out on 2,199 attempts. He has amassed 1,454 runs in addition to having earned 1,183 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .380 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .828.
The SSG Landers have turned 47 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .975 (10th in the league). The Landers have accrued 478 assists, 46 errors and have accumulated 1,345 putouts for the year. Out of their 47 tries at stealing a base, they have made it 31 times and been caught 16 times (34.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Landers have a team WHIP of 1.542 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.20 as a squad this year. They rank 7th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 444. The SSG pitching staff have surrendered 259 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.74 (236 earned runs yielded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.53 (377 strikeouts against 247 bases on balls). They have surrendered 46 homers and they allow 5.20 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
In his career, Cho has surrendered 168 base hits and he has 76 punch outs in 124 innings. He has conceded 94 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.718 and a FIP of 7.0. His K/BB ratio is 1.69 and he has faced 568 hitters in his pro baseball career. Cho (4-10 record in his career) has a 6.82 earned run average and has conceded 12.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG (-109)
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