Lotte Giants vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 7/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Samsung Lions
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+115) Samsung (-129)
Sae-woong Park and the Lotte Giants (31-42, 8th in KBO) go to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Friday where they'll meet the Samsung Lions (43-32, 3rd in KBO). The moneyline on this game has the Giants priced at +115 and the Lions are at -129. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Sae-woong Park and Jeong-hyeon Paek.
The Giants have accumulated 137 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 64 balls out of the park. Lotte has a slugging rate of .408 and have been called out on strikes 532 times, while drawing a walk on 333 occasions. As a team, the Lotte Giants are knocking in 5.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in KBO. They have accumulated 386 RBI's in addition to 728 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is at .279. They have earned a total of 399 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .362.
Jun-woo Jeon is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. For his pro baseball career, Jeon has drilled 165 balls out of the park while knocking in 698 runs. His slugging percentage is .465 and he has racked up 2,232 bases. For his time in baseball, he approached the plate 5,413 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,416 times. He has gone down on strikes 825 times and earned a walk on 454 occasions, contributing to a .362 on-base %. Jeon has hit .295 for his career in baseball, with 805 scored runs and an OPS of .827.
The Lotte Giants have earned a total of 1,968 putouts this year, as well as 714 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which puts them in 3rd in the league and they have twisted 64 double plays. The Giants have swiped 63 bags and have been thrown out 26 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 29.2%.
Their K/BB ratio is 1.58 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.59. Giants pitchers have allowed 75 home runs and 440 runs in total (1st in the league). Lotte has conceded 699 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 410 earned runs. The Giants are sitting with a team ERA of 5.63 on the campaign (10th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 542 batters.
Park (34-44 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 6.01 while going up against 2,874 hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 726 base hits (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 246 free passes. His earned run average is 5.78 (355 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.355. Park has taken the mound for 647 frames and has totaled 509 strikeouts so far in his pro career.
Samsung has 74 home runs so far this year as well as 365 RBIs. They have hit 109 doubles, while taking a walk 286 times and earning 389 runs. The Samsung Lions have an on-base percentage of .351 as well as a team batting average of .276 on the season. The Lions hold a team slugging percentage of .412 and they earn 5.12 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have been rung up on 460 occasions (8th in baseball) and have recorded 712 base knocks.
Jose Pirela is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. Pirela has earned a free base 613 times while being called out on strikes on 1,115 plate appearances. His on-base percentage sits at .346 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .772. Over the course of the 6,935 official at-bats in his career, Pirela has hit .283 with 1,962 base knocks. He has scored 1,090 runs and has 859 RBIs. He has homered 158 times, with 2,956 total bases and also a .426 slugging %.
Of their 51 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 34 times and been caught 17 times (33.3% caught stealing percentage). The Samsung Lions have turned 69 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (5th in Korean baseball). The Lions have 705 assists, 49 errors and have a total of 1,995 putouts on the campaign.
The Samsung pitching staff have given up 351 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.28 (316 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 76 homers and they surrender 4.75 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.489 with a FIP of 4.75 as a unit for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.77 (545 strikeouts vs 308 free passes). They sit at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 682.
Paek (43-38 record in his career) holds a 4.67 ERA and has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.96 and he has faced 3,355 batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 395 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.480 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. During his career, Paek has surrendered 813 base knocks while he has accumulated 613 strikeouts in 760 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Samsung (-129) and under the total runs
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