Samsung Lions vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 4/8/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-145) Doosan (+125)
David Buchanan and the Samsung Lions (64-75, 8th in KBO last year) head to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Doosan Bears (79-61, 3rd in KBO last season). The Bears open this game at +125 while the Lions are coming in at -145. The O/U has been set at 10.5. The starting pitchers will be David Buchanan and Young-ha Lee.
Samsung had a slugging rate of .394 and struck out 990 times last year, while drawing a walk on 486 occasions. They accrued 658 runs batted in as well as 1,317 base knocks during the previous year, while their batting average was at .268. The Lions hit 211 doubles as a squad and hit 129 baseballs out of the park. They earned 699 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .338. As a team, the Samsung Lions scored 4.9 runs per outing, which had them at 8th in baseball.
The Lions had an ERA of 4.78 in the previous season (7th in KBO), and their staff rung up 931 batters. Their pitching staff walked 542 players from the other team and their FIP came in at 5.27 as a team in the previous season. They accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.72 and the pitching staff earned a collective WHIP of 1.47. Lions pitchers conceded 151 long balls and 745 runs in total (4th in the league).
Buchanan held a FIP of 3.66. He conceded 67 earned runs over the course of last season with a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.4. He surrendered 8.9 H/9 (hits per 9 innings) and he had a WHIP of 1.271. His ERA was at 3.45 and he struck out 121 batters. David Buchanan conceded 172 base hits in 174.2 innings pitched throughout last season. Buchanan has thrown 1,596 frames and has totaled 995 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Buchanan (96-98 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.48 while he has faced 6,825 opposing hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.06 (720 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.360. He has given up 1,680 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 491 walks.
They recorded 263 two-baggers, while walking 551 times as well as earning 816 runs. The Bears held a slugging % of .427 and they scored 5.67 runs per outing (2nd in KBO). Doosan accumulated 125 HRs over the course of last season in addition to 778 runs batted in. They were called out on strikes on 796 occasions (10th in baseball) and recorded 1,477 base hits. The Doosan Bears recorded an OBP of .365 in addition to a team batting average of .293 over the course of last year.
The Doosan pitching staff conceded 695 runs during the previous year and come in with a team ERA of 4.31 (616 earned runs yielded). They surrendered 109 HR's and they gave up 4.87 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Bears had a team WHIP of 1.457 and were the owners of a FIP of 4.87 as a squad last year. Their K/BB ratio was 2.19 (1,046 strikeouts vs 478 free passes). They finished at 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,395.
Lee earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.3 with 85 total punch outs. His WHIP was 1.62 and he had a FIP of 5.32 last year. He pitched in 132.0 innings last season while conceding 10.1 H/9. Lee gave up 148 hits while surrendering 68 earned runs (4.64 ERA). Thus far in his career, Lee has surrendered 479 base knocks while he has totaled 291 K's in 453 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 228 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.490 and having a FIP of 4.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.48 and he has gone up against 2,012 hitters in his pro baseball career. Lee (35-21 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.52 ERA while conceding 9.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan (+125)
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