NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 6/13/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-149) Samsung (+112)
Wes Parsons and the NC Dinos (28-25, 6th in KBO) head to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Samsung Lions (31-24, 2nd in KBO). The Dinos open this contest at -149 while the Lions are priced at +112. The over/under has been set at 11.5. The starting pitchers will be Wes Parsons and Jeong-hyeon Paek.
As a squad, the NC Dinos are scoring 5.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 1st in KBO. They have accounted for 311 runs while holding a team OBP of .365. The Dinos have accrued 89 doubles as a squad and have knocked 76 balls out of the park. They have earned 296 runs batted in and 514 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .275. NC has a slugging percentage of .449 and have been rung up 375 times, while drawing a walk on 228 occasions.
Sung-Bum Na is a batter who should impact this game for NC. In his professional baseball career, Na has hit 192 balls out of the park while knocking in 773 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .541 and he has totaled 2,114 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 4,388 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,230 times. He has struck out 958 times and has walked on 348 occasions, contributing to a .382 OBP. Na has an average at the plate of .315 for his baseball career, in addition to 757 runs scored and an OPS of .923.
The Dinos have stolen 29 bags and have been thrown out 14 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 32.6%. The NC Dinos have notched a total of 1,424 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 476 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .980 which puts them in 6th in Korean baseball and they have turned 45 double plays.
The Dinos have compiled a team earned run average of 4.50 over the course of the season (6th in the league), and the staff has rung up 414 hitters. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 45 home runs and 267 runs in total (5th in baseball). NC has conceded 493 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 237 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.76 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.54.
Parsons has taken the ball for 708 innings and is sitting with 644 K's in his career. His ERA is 3.49 (275 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.253. He has allowed 650 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 238 free passes. Parsons (30-35 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.15 while he has gone up against 2,982 batters during his time in baseball.
Samsung has knocked in 51 home runs this season as well as 259 RBIs. They hit 81 doubles, while walking 214 times as well as earning 278 runs. The Samsung Lions have a team OBP of .352 as well as a batting average of .275 this year. The Lions hold a team slugging % of .409 and they tally 5.05 runs per game (7th in KBO). They have been called out on strikes on 349 instances (8th in KBO) and have 512 base hits.
Min-ho Kang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. Kang has earned a walk 647 times while striking out on 1,324 attempts. He has tallied 788 runs in addition to having 986 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .356 and he holds a career OPS of .821. He has homered 278 times, with 2,856 total bases and also a .465 slugging percentage. During the 6,139 at-bats in his baseball career, Kang has hit .277 and has racked up 1,699 base hits.
The Samsung Lions have turned 41 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (1st in Korean baseball). The Lions have recorded 487 assists, 33 errors and have earned 1,452 putouts so far this year. Of their 36 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 23 times and been caught 13 times (36.1% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions have a team WHIP of 1.486 and have a FIP of 4.70 as a squad this year. They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 498. The Samsung pitching staff have allowed 253 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.22 (227 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.88 (416 strikeouts vs 221 walks). They have relinquished 54 homers and they allow 4.70 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO).
During his career, Paek has allowed 797 base knocks while accumulating 604 punch outs in 736 frames. He has allowed 391 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.488 and having a FIP of 5.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and he has gone up against 3,257 hitters in his pro baseball career. Paek (41-38 record in his career) has earned a 4.78 earned run average while giving up 9.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-149)
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