Lotte Giants vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 7/11/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Samsung Lions
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-117) Samsung (-112)
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the venue where Jeong-hyeon Paek and the Samsung Lions (43-33, 3rd in KBO) will take on the Lotte Giants (31-42, 8th in KBO) on Sunday. The Giants open this matchup at -117 while the Lions are coming in at -112. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Kyeong-eun No and Jeong-hyeon Paek.
As a squad, the Lotte Giants are putting up 5.4 runs/g, which puts them at 3rd in KBO. They have tallied 399 runs while having a team OBP of .362. The Giants have compiled 137 doubles as a team and have knocked 64 balls out of the park. They have 386 runs batted in and 728 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is sitting at .279. Lotte owns a slugging percentage of .408 and have been called out on strikes 532 times, while drawing a walk on 333 occasions.
Hoon Chung is a batter who should impact this game for Lotte. In his pro baseball career, Chung has hit 55 balls out of the park while driving in 380 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .397 and he has racked up 1,203 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he faced a pitcher 3,523 times and has delivered with a hit 849 times. He has been struck out 649 times and earned a walk on 341 occasions, contributing to a .363 OBP. Chung has hit .280 for his career in baseball, with 489 scored runs and an OPS of .760.
The Lotte Giants have accumulated 1,968 putouts so far this season, in addition to 714 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which has them ranked 2nd in the league and have a total of 64 double plays. The Giants have stolen 63 bases and have been gunned down 26 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 29.2%.
They have a K/BB ratio of 1.58 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.59. Giants pitchers have conceded 75 home runs and also 440 runs (1st in KBO). Lotte has allowed 699 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 410 earned runs. The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.63 on the season (10th in KBO), and the staff has struck out 542 hitters.
No has thrown 1,043 innings and is sitting with 748 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.20 (587 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.559. He has conceded 1,081 hits (10.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 480 walks. No (54-68 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.79 while he has faced 4,617 opposing batters during his time in baseball.
The Samsung Lions have earned an OBP of .350 and a team batting average of .276 so far this season. They have struck out on 468 occasions (8th in the league) and have notched a total of 719 hits. Samsung has a total of 75 home runs for the year in addition to 367 RBIs. The Lions have a team slugging % of .412 and they have an average of 5.08 runs per contest (7th in the league). The have tallied 111 doubles, while walking 287 times as well as recording 391 runs.
Min-ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Kang has tallied a walk 656 times while going down on strikes on 1,332 attempts. He has tallied 801 runs in addition to having earned 999 RBIs. His on-base rate is .356 and he holds a career OPS of .822. He has hit a home run 283 times, with 2,893 total bases and a .466 slugging percentage. During the 6,209 at-bats in his pro career, Kang has hit .277 and has racked up 1,719 base hits.
Out of their 51 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 34 times and been caught 17 times (33.3% caught stealing rate). The Samsung Lions have twisted 71 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (5th in the league). The Lions have accrued 716 assists, 49 errors and have earned a total of 2,022 putouts so far this year.
The Lions are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.487 with a FIP of 4.73 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.78 (554 strikeouts against 312 free passes). They rank 5th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 690. They have conceded 78 dingers and they allow 4.73 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Samsung pitching staff have allowed 354 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.26 (319 earned runs yielded).
During his pro baseball career, Paek has allowed 813 base hits while tallying 613 strikeouts in 760 innings. Paek (43-38 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.67 earned run average and has surrendered 9.6 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 395 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.480 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. His K/BB ratio is 1.96 and he has faced 3,355 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte (-117)
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