LG Twins vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 9/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Samsung Lions
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (+117) Samsung (-156)
Tae-in Won and the Samsung Lions (58-45, 2nd in KBO) play the LG Twins (55-43, 3rd in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Twins coming in at +117 and the Lions are at -156. The total opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Chan-Kyu Lim and Tae-in Won.
LG has a slugging rate of .382 and have struck out 618 times, while being walked on 438 occasions. They have 438 runs batted in in addition to 838 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .252. The Twins have accumulated 151 doubles as a team and have smacked 88 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 456 runs while holding a team OBP of .346. As a unit, the LG Twins are notching 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 8th in KBO.
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Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. For his career, Yoo has hit 91 balls out of the park while driving in 385 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .428 and he has totaled 1,050 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 2,735 times and came through with a base hit 660 times. He has fanned 475 times and has taken a walk on 158 occasions, contributing to a .330 OBP. Yoo has an average at the plate of .269 for his career in baseball, with 269 scored runs and an OPS of .758.
The LG Twins have amassed 2,674 putouts for the season, as well as 1,077 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which is 3rd in KBO and have a total of 111 double plays. The Twins have swiped 74 bases and have been thrown out 29 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 28.2%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.82 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.34. Twins pitchers have given up 58 home runs and also 410 runs in total (10th in baseball). LG has conceded 799 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) as well as 370 earned runs. The Twins have an ERA of 3.74 over the course of the season (1st in KBO), and the staff has rung up 710 batters.
Lim has pitched in 776 innings and has racked up 652 K's during his professional baseball career. Lim (45-55 career mark) sits with a FIP of 5.33 and he has gone up against 3,485 hitters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 4.88 (421 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.541. He has given up 831 base knocks (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 365 walks.
Samsung has accounted for 105 home runs so far this year in addition to 524 RBIs. They have hit 154 doubles, while taking a walk 420 times as well as putting up 560 runs. The Samsung Lions hold an on-base percentage of .348 in addition to a batting average of .271 on the year. The Lions hold a team slugging % of .406 and they score 5.14 runs per game (4th in KBO). They have struck out on 681 occasions (8th in the league) and have accounted for 998 base knocks.
Min-ho Kang is a batter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. For the 6,297 official at-bats in his career, Kang has a batting average of .277 with 1,742 hits. He has gone yard 286 times, with 2,932 total bases and also a .466 slugging percentage. Kang has recorded a free base 667 times while fanning on 1,340 attempts. He is sitting with 813 runs and also has 1,011 runs batted in. His on-base percentage comes in at .356 and he has earned a career OPS of .822.
Out of their 70 tries at getting a steal, they have had success 48 times and been caught 22 times (31.4% caught stealing rate). The Samsung Lions have turned 97 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in KBO). The Lions have 1,015 assists, 71 errors and have amassed 2,865 putouts this season.
The Samsung pitching staff have given up 490 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.21 (447 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 103 home runs and they concede 4.62 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Lions are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.437 in addition to having a FIP of 4.62 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.94 (794 strikeouts against 409 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 1st in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 963.
Won (22-23 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.17 ERA and has given up 9.3 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.93 and he has faced 1,591 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 171 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.385 and having a FIP of 4.6. During his career, Won has allowed 382 hits and he has 249 K's in 369 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (+117)
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