NC Dinos vs SSG Landers Prediction, 8/31/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs SSG Landers
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-175) SSG (+130)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the venue where Min-joon Choi and the SSG Landers (46-45, 6th in KBO) will take on the NC Dinos (43-42, 5th in KBO) on Tuesday. The Landers open this matchup at +130 while the Dinos are priced at -175. The total opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Drew Rucinski and Min-joon Choi.
As a unit, the NC Dinos are scoring 5.3 runs per game, which puts them at 2nd in the league. They have 471 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .360. The Dinos have accrued 136 doubles as a squad and have smacked 116 balls out of the park. They have accrued 449 runs batted in in addition to 818 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .272. NC has a slugging % of .438 and have struck out 654 times, while drawing a walk on 353 occasions.
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Ui-ji Yang is a batter who can be a difference maker for NC. For his professional baseball career, Yang has slapped 200 baseballs over the fence while driving in 817 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he approached the plate 5,146 times and came through with a base hit 1,373 times. Yang has accrued an average at the plate of .310 for his time in baseball, in addition to 680 runs scored and an OPS of .899. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .507 and he has racked up 2,242 bases. He has been struck out 573 times and has walked on 490 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .392 OBP.
The NC Dinos have accumulated 2,333 putouts for the season, as well as 805 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .978 which has them sitting 8th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 73 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 49 bags and have been gunned down 28 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 36.4%.
The Dinos have a team ERA of 4.69 on the season (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 642 hitters. NC has allowed 800 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) and 405 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.67 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.52. Dinos pitchers have conceded 83 home runs and 446 runs in total (5th in the league).
Rucinski has pitched in 1,391 innings and has 1,172 strikeouts so far in his pro career. His ERA is 3.65 (564 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.284. He has surrendered 1,392 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 394 walks. Rucinski (87-75 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.19 while he has faced 5,538 hitters in baseball.
The SSG Landers have accounted for an on-base percentage of .351 and a batting average of .258 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 689 occasions (3rd in KBO) and have notched a total of 835 base hits. SSG has recorded 130 home runs this season as well as 466 runs batted in. The Landers have a team slugging percentage of .425 and they are earning 5.19 runs per contest (4th in baseball). The have tallied 137 doubles, while walking 414 times and putting up 493 runs.
Shin-Soo Choo is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. Choo has drawn a free base 1,290 times while fanning on 2,237 attempts. He has a total of 1,476 runs in addition to having 1,200 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .380 and he has earned a career OPS of .824. He has homered 297 times, as well as 4,083 total bases and a .449 slugging %. During the 9,090 at-bats in his baseball career, Choo has hit .281 in addition to having 2,552 base hits.
The SSG Landers have turned 85 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in KBO). The Landers have recorded 912 assists, 70 errors and have notched a total of 2,544 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 96 tries at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 68 times and been caught 28 times (29.2% caught stealing rate).
The SSG pitching staff have given up 499 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.92 (464 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 103 home runs and they allow 5.30 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Landers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.533 with a FIP of 5.30 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.58 (694 strikeouts against 440 free passes). They sit at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 860.
Choi (2-1 career record) holds a 6.22 earned run average while surrendering 10.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.18 and he has faced 244 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 35 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.855 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.4. In his pro baseball career, Choi has allowed 61 hits and he has 39 K's in 50 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-175)
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