NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 4/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+160) Samsung (-190)
Ben Lively and the Samsung Lions (10-9, 4th in KBO) play the NC Dinos (9-9, 8th in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Dinos coming in at +160 and the Lions are at -190. The total is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Drew Rucinski and Ben Lively.
NC has a slugging percentage of .433 and have been called out on strikes 138 times, while being walked on 77 occasions. They have compiled 98 RBI's as well as 151 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average sits at .249. The Dinos have tallied 25 doubles as a team and have hit 27 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 100 runs scored and hold an OBP of .354. As a team, the NC Dinos are recording 5.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball.
Aaron Altherr is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. In his pro baseball career, Altherr has hit 143 balls out of the park while knocking in 665 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he approached the plate 5,012 times and has come through with a hit 1,133 times. Altherr has an average at the plate of .254 for his career, with 643 scored runs and an OPS of .755. His slugging percentage is .429 in addition to earning 1,910 bases. He has struck out 1,201 times and has gotten a free base on 416 occasions, which contributes in part to a .326 on-base percentage.
The NC Dinos have a total of 477 putouts for the season, in addition to 164 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .974 which has them sitting 9th in KBO and have 13 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 8 bags and have been caught 9 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 52.9%.
The Dinos are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.75 for the season (6th in the league), and they have struck out 130 batters. NC has surrendered 175 base hits (9.9 per 9 innings) and 84 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.71 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.58. Dinos pitchers have allowed 16 home runs and 97 runs (4th in baseball).
Rucinski has pitched in 1,297 frames and has tallied 1,088 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 3.68 (531 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.289. He has given up 1,307 hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 365 free passes. Rucinski (80-69 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.23 and he has faced 5,145 hitters during his time in baseball.
The Samsung Lions have earned a team OBP of .359 in addition to a batting average of .275 for the season. They have struck out on 118 instances (8th in the league) and have earned a total of 175 base knocks. Samsung has accounted for 18 home runs for the year as well as 91 RBIs. The Lions hold a team slugging % of .414 and they earn 5.26 runs per outing (5th in KBO). They have 28 doubles, while walking 85 times and scoring 100 runs.
Ja-wook Koo is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Koo has drawn a free base 308 times while going down on strikes on 587 chances. His OBP comes in at .388 and he holds a career OPS of .901. In the 2,868 official at-bats in his MLB career, Koo has accumulated a batting average of .318 and has racked up 913 hits. He has a total of 562 runs and also has 488 RBIs. He has homered 99 times, with 1,470 total bases and also a .513 slugging percentage.
The Samsung Lions have twisted 15 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (4th in KBO). The Lions have 159 assists, 13 errors and are sitting with 495 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 13 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 7 times and been caught 6 times (46.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.352 in addition to having a FIP of 4.64 as a squad this year. They are currently ranked 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 152. The Samsung pitching staff have conceded 85 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.87 (71 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.14 (152 strikeouts vs 71 free passes). They have relinquished 12 long balls and they allow 4.64 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
So far in his pro career, Lively has allowed 1,161 base knocks and he has 1,213 strikeouts in 1,316 innings. Lively (90-64 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.48 earned run average while giving up 7.9 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 509 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.214 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and he has faced 4,871 hitters in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Samsung (-190) and under 9.5 runs
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