NC Dinos vs SSG Landers Prediction, 8/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs SSG Landers
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+110) SSG (-140)
Min Hyeok Shin and the NC Dinos (39-37, 6th in KBO) head to Incheon SSG Landers Field on Thursday where they'll take on the SSG Landers (43-39, 5th in KBO). The Dinos open this contest at +110 while the Landers are priced at -140. The O/U has been set at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Min Hyeok Shin and Sam Gaviglio.
As a team, the NC Dinos are recording 5.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 1st in KBO. They have racked up 440 runs scored while having a team OBP of .362. The Dinos have recorded 122 doubles as a squad and have smacked 108 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 419 runs batted in and 745 hits so far this season, and their team batting average comes in at .273. NC has a slugging rate of .442 and have struck out 587 times, while getting the free base on 328 occasions.
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Aaron Altherr is a hitter who should impact this game for NC. Altherr has accrued an average at the plate of .254 in his time in baseball, with 676 scored runs and an OPS of .755. He has been struck out 1,266 times and has taken a walk on 438 occasions, which contributes in part to a .326 OBP. For his pro baseball career, Altherr has hit 153 baseballs out of the park while driving in 693 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .429 in addition to earning 2,001 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 5,253 times and also came through with a hit 1,186 times.
The NC Dinos have accumulated 2,108 putouts so far this season, in addition to 715 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which is 6th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 66 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 45 bags and have been gunned down 24 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 34.8%.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.66 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.55. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 71 home runs and also 403 total runs (6th in the league). NC has surrendered 731 hits (9.4 per 9 innings) as well as 367 earned runs. The Dinos are sitting with a team ERA of 4.70 this year (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 586 batters.
Shin (7-6 career mark) has a FIP of 5.22 while going up against 536 hitters in baseball. He has conceded 144 base knocks (10.9 hits per nine innings) and has 39 walks. His ERA is 5.07 (67 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.538. Shin has taken the mound for 119 frames and is sitting with 85 K's during his professional baseball career.
The Landers hold a slugging percentage of .418 and they have an average of 5.14 runs per game (5th in KBO). They hit 121 doubles, while taking a walk 387 times as well as scoring 437 runs. SSG has hit 113 home runs so far this season to go along with 411 runs batted in. They have struck out on 611 occasions (3rd in KBO) and have a total of 743 base hits. The SSG Landers have recorded a team OBP of .353 and a batting average of .256 so far this season.
Jamie Romak is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. In the 7,299 at-bats in his pro career, Romak is sitting with a batting avereage of .260 in addition to 1,896 base hits. He has gone deep 384 times, with 3,525 total bases and a .483 slugging %. Romak has earned a free base 970 times while fanning on 1,949 chances. He has a total of 1,170 runs in addition to having 1,250 runs batted in. His on-base percentage comes in at .354 and he has a lifetime OPS of .837.
The SSG Landers have turned 80 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (7th in KBO). The Landers have racked up 818 assists, 64 errors and have amassed 2,287 putouts for the season. In their 83 tries at getting a steal, they have made it 58 times and been caught 25 times (30.1% caught stealing rate).
The SSG pitching staff have given up 447 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.90 (415 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 93 homers and they concede 5.28 runs per 9 innings (7th in KBO). The Landers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.534 and have a FIP of 5.28 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.54 (620 strikeouts vs 403 free passes). They rank 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 766.
During his pro baseball career, Gaviglio has allowed 304 hits while he has accumulated 243 strikeouts in 296 innings pitched. He has given up 161 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.331 and a FIP of 0.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and he has gone up against 1,270 batters in his pro baseball career. Gaviglio (11-18 career record) is the owner of a 4.88 earned run average and has given up 9.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (+110)
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