Lotte Giants vs SSG Landers Prediction, 10/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs SSG Landers
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (+100) SSG (-133)
Seung Heon Lee and the Lotte Giants (60-63, 8th in KBO) travel to Incheon SSG Landers Field on Saturday where they'll meet the SSG Landers (58-60, 6th in KBO). The Giants open this game at +100 while the Landers are coming in at -133. The over/under opens at 10.5. The expected starting pitchers are Seung Heon Lee and Yeong U Jo.
The Giants have compiled 237 doubles as a unit and have hit 96 balls out of the park. Lotte owns a slugging percentage of .400 and have been called out on strikes 875 times, while getting the free base on 540 occasions. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are earning 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in KBO. They have accrued 639 RBI's and 1,246 hits so far this year, and their team batting average comes in at .279. They are sitting with 667 runs while having a team OBP of .360.
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Jun-woo Jeon is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. In his career, Jeon has hit 168 baseballs over the fence while driving in 736 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .466 in addition to earning 2,335 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to bat 5,634 times and has notched a base hit 1,491 times. He has gone down on strikes 854 times and earned a walk on 464 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .363 on-base percentage. Jeon is sitting with a batting avereage of .297 in his time in baseball, in addition to 837 scored runs and an OPS of .829.
The Lotte Giants have accumulated 3,387 putouts this season, in addition to 1,241 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them ranked 1st in KBO and they have turned 110 double plays. The Giants have swiped 86 bags and have been caught 42 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 32.8%.
The Giants are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.34 for the season (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 924 hitters. Giants pitchers have yielded 121 home runs and also 716 total runs (1st in the league). Lotte has allowed 1,202 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and 670 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 1.60 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.58.
Lee (3-4 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 6.48 while he has gone up against 384 opposing batters in baseball. He has conceded 94 hits (10.3 hits per 9 innings) with 46 walks. His ERA is 5.71 (52 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.707. Lee has taken the mound for 82 innings and is sitting with 60 K's in his career.
The SSG Landers hold a team OBP of .354 as well as a team batting average of .262 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 932 instances (3rd in KBO) and are sitting with 1,152 base hits. SSG has hit 165 home runs for the year as well as 630 runs batted in. The Landers have a SLG% of .421 and they have an average of 5.18 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have hit 183 two-baggers, while getting a free base 563 times as well as notching 668 runs.
Ju-hwan Choi is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. Choi has earned a free base 285 times while fanning on 433 plate appearances. He has recorded 422 runs and has 486 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .360 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .810. He has hit it out of the park 84 times, with 1,341 total bases and also a .450 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,980 official at-bats in his professional career, Choi is sitting with a batting avereage of .294 with 875 hits.
The SSG Landers have turned 110 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (5th in Korean baseball). The Landers have racked up 1,249 assists, 91 errors and are sitting with 3,431 putouts on the season. Of their 137 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 97 times and been caught 40 times (29.2% caught stealing rate).
The SSG pitching staff have relinquished 677 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.98 (632 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 139 dingers and they relinquish 5.33 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Landers have a WHIP of 1.518 in addition to having a FIP of 5.33 as a team for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.59 (911 strikeouts vs 574 free passes). They rank 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,161.
In his career, Cho has given up 205 base knocks while accumulating 93 punch outs in 158 innings. Cho (5-12 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 6.55 ERA while conceding 11.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 115 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.639 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.72 and he has faced 711 opposing batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte (+100)
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