Lotte Giants vs SSG Landers Prediction, 9/23/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs SSG Landers
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-153) SSG (+115)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the venue where Won Seok Oh and the SSG Landers (53-54, 7th in KBO) will take on the Lotte Giants (51-58, 8th in KBO) on Thursday. The Landers open this contest at +115 while the Giants are priced at -153. The over/under opens at 10.5. The men taking the mound will be Se Woong Park and Won Seok Oh.
The Giants have accumulated 199 two-baggers as a team and have hit 87 balls out of the stadium. Lotte has a slugging percentage of .393 and have struck out 764 times, while being walked on 474 occasions. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are compiling 5.0 runs per game, which is 7th in the league. They have recorded 536 runs batted in in addition to 1,055 hits on the year, and their batting average is .272. They are sitting with 557 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .354.
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Ah-seop Son is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Son has compiled an average at the plate of .324 for his career, with 1,123 scored runs and an OPS of .866. He has struck out 1,052 times and has walked on 788 occasions, which has contributed to a .400 OBP. For his career, Son has hit 163 balls out of the park while knocking in 856 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .466 in addition to having tallied 2,925 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he faced a pitcher 7,159 times and has delivered a base knock 2,034 times.
The Lotte Giants have earned 2,938 putouts for the season, as well as 1,064 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them sitting 2nd in KBO and have 98 double plays. The Giants have stolen 78 bases and have been gunned down 35 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 31.0%.
The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 5.30 this season (10th in the league), and their staff has struck out 808 hitters. Giants pitchers have allowed 103 home runs in addition to 627 runs (1st in the league). Lotte has yielded 1,038 hits (9.5 per 9 innings) as well as 582 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.59 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.57.
Park (39-46 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.52 while he has faced 3,047 hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 758 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 255 walks. His earned run average is 4.20 (367 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.120. Park has pitched in 691 innings and has earned 542 K's so far in his career.
SSG has hit 149 home runs on the campaign to go along with 558 runs batted in. They have recorded 164 doubles, while walking 489 times and scoring 588 runs. The SSG Landers hold an on-base percentage of .352 and a team batting average of .262 for the season. The Landers have a team slugging % of .423 and they are scoring 5.16 runs per game (5th in KBO). They have struck out on 819 occasions (4th in KBO) and have totaled 1,015 base hits.
Shin-Soo Choo is a hitter who should impact this game for SSG. Choo has recorded a walk 1,300 times while fanning on 2,252 occasions. He has scored 1,485 runs in addition to having 1,205 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .380 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .828. He has gone deep 298 times, with 4,102 total bases and a .448 slugging percentage. For the 9,149 at-bats in his career, Choo has an average at the plate of .280 with 2,566 hits.
The SSG Landers have turned 95 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (6th in Korean baseball). The Landers have recorded 1,080 assists, 81 errors and have a total of 3,012 putouts this season. In their 118 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 82 times and been caught 36 times (30.5% caught stealing rate).
The Landers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.529 and have a FIP of 5.39 as a pitching staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.59 (821 strikeouts vs 517 free passes). They come in at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,032. They have allowed 123 long balls and they relinquish 5.39 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The SSG pitching staff have conceded 607 runs this year while holding an ERA of 5.03 (566 earned runs yielded).
In his career, Oh has conceded 113 hits and he has 86 K's in 103 innings. He has conceded a total of 64 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.775 and being the owner of a FIP of 7.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.21 and he has gone up against 503 opposing hitters so far in his career. Oh (6-7 career win-loss mark) has earned a 5.56 earned run average and has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG (+115)
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