LG Twins vs SSG Landers Prediction, 5/23/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs SSG Landers
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-153) SSG (+110)
Won Seok Oh and the SSG Landers (20-17, 5th in KBO) play the LG Twins (22-16, 1st in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Sunday. The Twins open this game at -153 while the Landers are priced at +110. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Andrew Suarez and Won Seok Oh.
The Twins have compiled 66 doubles as a team and have knocked 34 balls out of the park. LG owns a slugging percentage of .388 and have been called out on strikes 240 times, while being walked on 178 occasions. As a squad, the LG Twins are notching 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 9th in KBO. They have tallied 163 RBI's and 312 hits on the year, while their team batting average is .248. They are sitting with 170 runs scored while having a team OBP of .348.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. In his career, Yoo has hit 87 balls over the fence while knocking in 357 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 2,542 times and has come through with a base knock 617 times. Yoo has accumulated a batting average of .271 for his baseball career, in addition to 257 scored runs and an OPS of .767. His career slugging percentage is .434 and he has racked up 988 bases. He has fanned 443 times and earned a walk on 151 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .333 on-base %.
The LG Twins have earned 1,008 putouts thus far, in addition to 409 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which is 3rd in KBO and they have turned 43 double plays. The Twins have stolen 32 bags and have been gunned down 12 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 27.3%.
The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.59 this season (1st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 279 hitters. LG has yielded 295 base hits (7.9 per 9 innings) in addition to 134 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.73 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Twins pitchers have given up 20 home runs and 147 runs in total (10th in the league).
Suarez has pitched in 982 innings and has accounted for 813 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 3.70 (404 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.295. He has surrendered 1,014 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 258 free passes. Suarez (60-51 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.31 while he has faced 4,126 opposing batters in baseball.
The SSG Landers have an on-base percentage of .345 and a batting average of .253 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 288 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have earned 322 hits. SSG has accounted for 48 long balls on the campaign as well as 168 RBIs. The Landers have a SLG% of .410 and they are scoring 4.89 runs per contest (7th in baseball). They hit 52 doubles, while walking 159 times and putting up 181 runs.
Jeong Choi is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. For the 6,226 official at-bats in his pro career, Choi has earned a batting average of .289 with 1,800 base hits. He has gone deep 378 times, as well as 3,281 total bases and also a .527 slugging percentage. Choi has recorded a free base 796 times while striking out on 1,406 occasions. He has recorded 1,127 runs and has 1,207 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .390 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .917.
In their 41 chances at getting a steal, they have made it 27 times and been caught 14 times (34.1% caught stealing percentage). The SSG Landers have turned 33 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .972 (10th in KBO). The Landers have accrued 351 assists, 38 errors and have notched a total of 990 putouts over the course of the season.
The Landers hold a team WHIP of 1.624 with a FIP of 5.84 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.48 (285 strikeouts against 193 bases on balls). They are sitting at 6th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 343. They have given up 34 long balls and they concede 5.84 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The SSG pitching staff have given up 214 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.29 (194 earned runs conceded).
So far in his pro baseball career, Oh has allowed 43 base hits while he has earned 40 punch outs in 40 innings pitched. He has surrendered 27 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.736 and being the owner of a FIP of 8.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.48 and he has gone up against 197 batters so far in his career. Oh (1-2 career win-loss mark) has a 6.02 ERA while allowing 9.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG (-153)
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