Lotte Giants vs SSG Landers Prediction, 4/4/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs SSG Landers
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-133) SSG (+113)
Dan Straily and the Lotte Giants (71-72, 7th in KBO last year) are headed to Incheon SSG Landers Field on Sunday where they'll meet the SSG Landers (51-92, 9th in KBO last season). The Giants open this matchup at -133 while the Landers are coming in at +113. The O/U opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Dan Straily and Wilmer Font.
Lotte had a slugging % of .408 and were called out on strikes 875 times last season, while taking a walk on 569 occasions. They had 711 RBI's as well as 1,366 base knocks during the previous year, while their average at the plate was at .276. The Giants earned 252 two-baggers as a unit and hit 131 balls out of the park. They had a total of 750 runs scored and have an OBP of .353. As a squad, the Lotte Giants put up 5.2 runs per game, which put them at 6th in KBO.
The Giants held a team earned run average of 4.64 for the prior year (6th in the league), and the staff rung up 1,002 hitters. They walked 447 opposing batters and their FIP finished at 5.07 as a team for the previous season. Their K/BB ratio was 2.24 and their pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.41. Giants pitchers allowed 143 home runs and 720 runs in total (5th in baseball).
Dan Straily conceded 148 hits in 194.2 innings in which he pitched over the course of last year. His earned run average was 2.50 and he fanned 205 opposing hitters. He gave up 54 earned runs last year with a K/BB ratio of 4.0. He allowed 6.8 hits per nine innings and his WHIP was at 1.022. Straily held a FIP of 2.82. Straily (121-93 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.39 while facing 7,887 batters in baseball. He has given up 1,727 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 625 free passes. His earned run average is 4.04 (840 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.258. Straily has thrown 1,870 innings and has earned 1,805 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
SSG recorded 143 home runs over the course of the prior season as well as 595 RBIs. They hit 177 doubles, while taking a walk 511 times and racking up 634 runs. The SSG Landers tallied a team on-base percentage of .329 as well as a batting average of .250 in the previous season. The Landers had a team SLG% of .383 and they scored 4.40 runs per game (9th in the league). They were called out on strikes on 981 instances (6th in baseball) and had 1,212 hits.
The Landers had a team WHIP of 1.599 and were the owners of a FIP of 6.05 as a unit in the previous season. Their K/BB ratio came in at 1.42 (953 strikeouts against 670 free passes). They were ranked 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,343. They conceded 162 long balls and they allowed 6.05 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO). The SSG pitching staff given up 846 runs last season and come in with a team ERA of 5.58 (780 earned runs conceded).
Font had a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.7 with 15 total K's. He took the ball for 16.1 innings last season while giving up 15.4 H/9. Font gave up 28 total base hits while conceding 18 earned runs (9.92 ERA). His WHIP sat at 2.27 and he held a FIP of 10.47 last year. In his career, Font has conceded 905 base hits while he has totaled 1,075 strikeouts in 1,019 innings pitched. Font (61-52 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.05 earned run average and has conceded 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 459 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.312 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.48 and he has gone up against 4,382 batters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take SSG (+113) and under 8 runs
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