NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 9/25/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+122) Samsung (-163)
Wes Parsons and the NC Dinos (53-54, 7th in KBO) go to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Samsung Lions (62-48, 2nd in KBO). The Lions open this contest at -163 while the Dinos are priced at +122. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Wes Parsons and Tae In Won.
As a squad, the NC Dinos are recording 5.1 runs per outing, which ranks them 5th in the league. They have earned a total of 571 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .350. The Dinos have recorded 162 doubles as a squad and have hit 140 balls out of the park. They have accrued 545 runs batted in as well as 995 hits this season, and their batting average is .266. NC has a slugging % of .428 and have been called out on strikes 832 times, while drawing a walk on 410 occasions.
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Aaron Altherr is a batter who can be a difference maker for NC. In his career, Altherr has drilled 159 balls over the fence while knocking in 709 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 5,371 times and has notched a base hit 1,211 times. Altherr has accumulated a batting average of .254 for his baseball career, with 693 runs scored and an OPS of .757. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .430 and he has a total of 2,049 bases. He has struck out 1,297 times and has gotten a free base on 453 occasions, which contributes in part to a .327 OBP.
The NC Dinos have a tally of 2,909 putouts this year, as well as 1,003 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .978 which ranks 8th in the league and have a total of 86 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 66 bags and have been thrown out 37 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 35.9%.
The Dinos have a team ERA of 4.71 for the season (6th in the league), and the staff has struck out 812 batters. NC has surrendered 1,000 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 507 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.77 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.51. Dinos pitchers have yielded 103 home runs in addition to 557 runs (6th in baseball).
Parsons (30-37 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.15 while he has gone up against 3,145 batters in baseball. He has allowed 680 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 259 free passes. His earned run average is 3.52 (291 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.261. Parsons has taken the mound for 744 frames and has earned 684 punch outs so far in his career.
The Samsung Lions have an on-base percentage of .351 and a batting average of .274 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 741 occasions (8th in KBO) and are sitting with 1,096 base hits. Samsung has recorded 119 home runs so far this season to go along with 577 runs batted in. The Lions hold a slugging % of .413 and they are earning 5.21 runs per outing (4th in the league). They hit 168 doubles, while getting a free base 457 times and scoring 615 runs.
Jose Pirela is a batter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. Pirela has drawn a walk 634 times while fanning on 1,145 occasions. He has accumulated 1,121 runs in addition to having earned 888 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .346 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .773. He has hit a home run 165 times, as well as 3,032 bases in total and also a .427 slugging percentage. For the 7,102 at-bats in his professional career, Pirela has a batting average of .282 and has racked up 2,005 base hits.
The Samsung Lions have turned 108 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in the league). The Lions have accrued 1,102 assists, 76 errors and have accounted for 3,104 putouts this season. Of their 73 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 50 times and been caught 23 times (31.5% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions have a WHIP of 1.460 and have a FIP of 4.74 as a squad on the season. They are currently ranked 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,066. The Samsung pitching staff have surrendered 545 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.36 (501 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.90 (845 strikeouts vs 445 bases on balls). They have conceded 111 long balls and they relinquish 4.74 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Won (22-23 career record) holds a 4.19 earned run average and has conceded 9.5 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.92 and he has gone up against 1,642 opposing batters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 177 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.397 and a FIP of 4.6. During his career, Won has conceded 399 base hits while earning 254 K's in 380 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (+122)
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