LG Twins vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 5/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Samsung Lions
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-115) Samsung (-105)
Chan-heon Chung and the LG Twins (13-9, 1st in KBO) travel to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Samsung Lions (13-10, 2nd in KBO). The Lions open this contest at -105 while the Twins are priced at -115. The total is set at 11. The expected starting pitchers will be Chan-heon Chung and David Buchanan.
LG is slugging .364 and have been rung up 140 times, while drawing a walk on 102 occasions. They have accrued 83 RBI's in addition to 164 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average comes in at .231. The Twins have recorded 31 doubles as a team and have knocked 20 balls out of the park. They have tallied 86 runs while having a team OBP of .333. As a squad, the LG Twins are scoring 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in KBO.
Ju-hyun Chung is a hitter who should impact this game for LG. In his pro baseball career, Chung has hit 15 baseballs over the fence while driving in 135 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he came to bat 1,637 times and has delivered a hit 341 times. Chung has accumulated a batting average of .237 for his career, with 228 runs scored and an OPS of .636. His slugging percentage is .328 and he has racked up 471 bases. He has gone down on strikes 345 times and has been walked on 145 occasions, contributing to a .308 on-base percentage.
The LG Twins have a tally of 588 putouts for the season, as well as 228 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which has them sitting 5th in KBO and they have turned 25 double plays. The Twins have stolen 21 bases and have been thrown out 5 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 19.2%.
The Twins have a team earned run average of 3.54 this year (1st in baseball), and they have struck out 173 batters. Twins pitchers have surrendered 9 home runs and also 85 runs in total (10th in baseball). LG has surrendered 175 hits (8.0 per 9 innings) in addition to 77 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.80 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38.
Chung has taken the ball for 562 innings and has earned 410 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 4.75 (297 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.483. He has given up 625 base knocks (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has 209 walks. Chung (36-43 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.07 while facing 2,500 opposing batters during his time in baseball.
Samsung has 21 HRs this season and 106 RBIs. They hit 32 two-baggers, while taking a walk 98 times as well as scoring 116 runs. The Samsung Lions have recorded an OBP of .356 and a team batting average of .275 this year. The Lions hold a slugging % of .406 and they tally 5.04 runs per game (5th in KBO). They have struck out on 147 occasions (9th in the league) and have accounted for 212 base hits.
Hae-Min Park is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. Park has recorded a walk 356 times while striking out on 606 occasions. He has accounted for 640 runs and has 373 RBIs. His OBP is .350 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .738. He has hit a home run 38 times, with 1,404 total bases and also a .388 slugging percentage. In the 3,623 at-bats in his pro career, Park has hit .285 in addition to 1,034 base hits.
Of their 15 tries at getting a steal, they have had success 8 times and been caught 7 times (46.7% caught stealing rate). The Samsung Lions have turned 19 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Lions have recorded 188 assists, 14 errors and have a total of 603 putouts this year.
The Samsung pitching staff have given up 99 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.81 (85 earned runs conceded). They have given up 16 home runs and they yield 4.43 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.388 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.43 as a staff this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.20 (187 strikeouts against 85 walks). They are currently ranked 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 194.
Thus far in his career, Buchanan has surrendered 1,696 hits while he has totaled 1,021 K's in 1,623 innings pitched. He has given up 721 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.352 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.05 and he has faced 6,926 opposing batters thus far in his career. Buchanan (100-98 career win-loss record) has a 4.00 earned run average while conceding 9.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (-115)
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