LG Twins vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 6/27/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Samsung Lions
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-110) Samsung (-105)
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the venue where David Buchanan and the Samsung Lions (39-28, 2nd in KBO) will take on the LG Twins (39-28, 1st in KBO) on Sunday. The Twins open this game at -110 while the Lions are coming in at -105. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Chan-heon Chung and David Buchanan.
As a team, the LG Twins are recording 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. They have notched a total of 303 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .350. The Twins have accrued 104 doubles as a squad and have knocked 65 balls out of the park. They have accrued 294 runs batted in as well as 555 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is .251. LG has a slugging % of .392 and have struck out 408 times, while drawing a walk on 301 occasions.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. In his career, Yoo has slapped 89 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 371 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .431 and he has racked up 1,016 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 2,634 times and has notched a hit 636 times. He has fanned 460 times and has taken a walk on 155 occasions, which contributes in part to a .331 on-base percentage. Yoo has compiled an average at the plate of .270 for his career in baseball, with 263 runs scored and an OPS of .762.
The LG Twins have accounted for 1,777 putouts this year, as well as 730 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 2nd in the league and have accumulated 72 double plays. The Twins have swiped 51 bags and have been thrown out 19 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 27.1%.
The Twins have a team ERA of 3.63 on the campaign (1st in the league), and the staff has struck out 453 hitters. Twins pitchers have surrendered 38 home runs in addition to 263 runs (10th in KBO). LG has conceded 539 base hits (8.2 per 9 innings) and also 239 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.70 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36.
Chung (40-44 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.10 and he has gone up against 2,653 batters in baseball. He has surrendered 672 base knocks (10.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 214 walks. His earned run average is 4.76 (316 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.484. Chung has pitched in 597 innings and has totaled 425 K's so far in his pro career.
The Lions have a slugging percentage of .411 and they score 5.09 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have hit 102 doubles, while taking a walk 257 times as well as recording 341 runs. Samsung has recorded 63 home runs so far this year and 319 runs batted in. They have struck out on 412 occasions (9th in KBO) and have a total of 620 base knocks. The Samsung Lions have compiled a team on-base percentage of .351 in addition to a batting average of .274 so far this season.
Min-ho Kang is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. Kang has recorded a walk 653 times while going down on strikes on 1,327 attempts. He has a total of 794 runs in addition to having 993 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .356 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .821. He has hit a home run 280 times, in addition to having 2,873 total bases and a .465 slugging percentage. For the 6,177 official at-bats in his pro career, Kang has compiled an average at the plate of .277 and has racked up 1,708 base hits.
The Samsung Lions have turned 58 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in the league). The Lions have racked up 620 assists, 41 errors and have accumulated 1,767 putouts so far this season. In their 45 tries at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 31 times and been caught 14 times (31.1% caught stealing rate).
The Samsung pitching staff have surrendered 295 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.03 (264 earned runs given up). They have allowed 62 homers and they surrender 4.51 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO). The Lions have a WHIP of 1.460 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.51 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.87 (498 strikeouts vs 266 bases on balls). They rank 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 594.
In his pro career, Buchanan has allowed 1,743 hits while he has accumulated 1,072 strikeouts in 1,674 frames. He has allowed 738 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.348 and a FIP of 4.4. His K/BB ratio is 2.08 and he has faced 7,144 opposing batters in his career. Buchanan (105-99 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.97 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 (-110)
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