NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 4/29/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-115) Samsung (-105)
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the site where Jeong-hyeon Paek and the Samsung Lions (12-9, 2nd in KBO) will take on the NC Dinos (10-10, 7th in KBO) on Thursday. The Dinos open this game at -115 while the Lions are priced at -105. The total is set at 11. The pitchers taking the mound will be Myung-gi Song and Jeong-hyeon Paek.
The Dinos have tallied 31 two-baggers as a team and have hit 28 balls out of the park. NC has a slugging rate of .430 and have been called out on strikes 146 times, while getting the free base on 82 occasions. As a squad, the NC Dinos are putting up 5.5 runs per game, which puts them at 2nd in KBO. They have accounted for 108 runs batted in in addition to 172 hits for the year, while their batting average sits at .252. They have earned 110 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .352.
Sung-Bum Na is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. In his career, Na has slapped 183 baseballs out of the park while driving in 747 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 4,233 times and has delivered a base knock 1,191 times. Na has hit .316 in his time in baseball, in addition to 730 runs scored and an OPS of .924. His slugging percentage sits at .541 and he has totaled 2,041 bases. He has struck out 929 times and has been walked on 335 occasions, contributing to a .383 OBP.
The Dinos have swiped 8 bags and have been thrown out 9 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 52.9%. The NC Dinos have notched a total of 528 putouts thus far, as well as 185 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .975 which has them ranked 9th in KBO and have accumulated 15 double plays.
The Dinos are sitting with a team ERA of 4.76 for the year (7th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 139 batters. NC has given up 194 hits (9.9 per 9 innings) as well as 93 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.74 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.56. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 19 home runs and also 106 total runs (4th in baseball).
Song has taken the hill for 108 innings and is sitting with 92 K's in his career. Song (11-4 career mark) has a FIP of 3.89 while he has gone up against 464 hitters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 3.81 (46 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.380. He has surrendered 102 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 48 free passes.
Samsung has a total of 21 home runs on the season to go along with 102 runs batted in. They have put up 31 two-baggers, while getting a free base 93 times and putting up 112 runs. The Samsung Lions have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .363 and a team batting average of .280 on the campaign. The Lions have a slugging percentage of .422 and they are recording 5.33 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 129 occasions (9th in baseball) and have earned a total of 198 base hits.
Min-ho Kang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. For the 6,052 at-bats in his pro career, Kang has hit .276 and has racked up 1,672 hits. He has gone yard 275 times, in addition to having 2,816 total bases and a .465 slugging %. Kang has recorded a walk 639 times while being called out on strikes on 1,308 occasions. He has accumulated 778 runs in addition to having 972 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .356 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .821.
Out of their 13 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 7 times and been caught 6 times (46.2% caught stealing percentage). The Samsung Lions have turned 17 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in Korean baseball). The Lions have recorded 172 assists, 14 errors and have accounted for 549 putouts for the season.
The Samsung pitching staff have conceded 87 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.59 (73 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 12 long balls and they yield 4.28 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The Lions have a WHIP of 1.339 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.28 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.17 (167 strikeouts vs 77 bases on balls). They come in at 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 168.
In his career, Paek has allowed 758 base hits while he has totaled 582 punch outs in 697 innings. Paek (38-36 career record) holds a 4.85 ERA and has surrendered 9.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 376 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.491 and a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.06 and he has gone up against 3,088 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung (-105)
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