NC Dinos vs SSG Landers Prediction, 8/17/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs SSG Landers
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+101) SSG (-135)
Myung-gi Song and the NC Dinos (39-37, 6th in KBO) are headed to Incheon SSG Landers Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the SSG Landers (43-39, 5th in KBO). The odds on this contest have the Dinos coming in at +101 and the Landers are at -135. The total is set at 10.5. The starting pitchers will be Myung-gi Song and Won Seok Oh.
As a unit, the NC Dinos are compiling 5.5 runs per outing, which has them at 1st in KBO. They have earned 440 runs scored and hold an OBP of .362. The Dinos have accumulated 122 doubles as a unit and have hit 108 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 419 RBI's in addition to 745 hits on the year, while their batting average comes in at .273. NC has a slugging % of .442 and have struck out 587 times, while getting the free base on 328 occasions.
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Ui-ji Yang is a hitter who should impact this game for NC. In his career, Yang has hit 199 baseballs over the fence while driving in 815 runs. For his time in the league, he came to the plate 5,115 times and has come through with a base hit 1,365 times. Yang has a batting average of .310 for his baseball career, in addition to 676 scored runs and an OPS of .898. His slugging percentage is .507 in addition to having tallied 2,229 bases. He has fanned 570 times and earned a walk on 486 occasions, contributing to a .391 OBP.
The NC Dinos have 2,108 putouts on the year, in addition to 715 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which puts them in 6th in Korean baseball and have a total of 66 double plays. The Dinos have swiped 45 bags and have been caught 24 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 34.8%.
The Dinos have compiled a team earned run average of 4.70 so far this season (6th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 586 hitters. NC has given up 731 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 367 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 1.66 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.55. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 71 home runs and 403 runs (6th in the league).
Song has taken the ball for 156 innings and has accumulated 129 strikeouts during his professional baseball career. Song (15-8 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.90 while he has faced 685 hitters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 4.85 (84 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.487. He has given up 164 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 68 walks.
The SSG Landers have an OBP of .353 as well as a team batting average of .256 so far this season. They have been rung up on 611 occasions (3rd in the league) and have 743 base hits. SSG has accumulated 113 long balls this year and 411 runs batted in. The Landers have a SLG% of .418 and they average 5.14 runs per outing (7th in KBO). They have recorded 121 doubles, while walking 387 times as well as scoring 437 runs.
Shin-Soo Choo is a hitter who should impact this game for SSG. Choo has recorded a free base 1,284 times while fanning on 2,229 attempts. His OBP is .380 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .829. In the 9,062 at-bats in his career, Choo has compiled an average at the plate of .281 in addition to 2,545 base hits. He has accumulated 1,472 runs and has 1,199 runs batted in. He has gone deep 296 times, with 4,071 bases in total and also a .449 slugging %.
The SSG Landers have turned 80 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (7th in Korean baseball). The Landers have recorded 817 assists, 64 errors and have amassed 2,287 putouts so far this year. In their 83 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 58 times and been caught 25 times (30.1% caught stealing rate).
The Landers have a team WHIP of 1.534 with a FIP of 5.28 as a team this season. They are currently ranked 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 766. The SSG pitching staff have conceded 447 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.90 (415 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio is 1.54 (620 strikeouts against 403 free passes). They have allowed 93 dingers and they surrender 5.28 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
In his pro career, Oh has surrendered 94 base hits while accumulating 72 K's in 87 innings. Oh (5-5 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 5.48 earned run average while giving up 9.7 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 53 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.713 and a FIP of 6.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.31 and he has gone up against 418 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (+101)
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