Samsung Lions vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 6/15/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Doosan Bears
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-105) Doosan (-125)
Jeong-soo Park and the Doosan Bears (29-27, 5th in KBO) host the Samsung Lions (33-25, 3rd in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Lions priced at -105 and the Bears are at -125. The total has been set at 10. The expected starting pitchers will be Dae-Woo Kim and Jeong-soo Park.
The Lions have tallied 85 doubles as a squad and have hit 54 balls out of the stadium. Samsung has a slugging percentage of .407 and have struck out 371 times, while getting the free base on 222 occasions. As a squad, the Samsung Lions are knocking in 5.0 runs per contest, which is 7th in KBO. They have earned 272 runs batted in as well as 534 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is .274. They have accounted for 291 runs scored and have an OBP of .351.
Hae-Min Park is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. For his pro baseball career, Park has hit 40 balls out of the park while knocking in 385 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .389 and he has accumulated 1,454 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped into the batters box 4,264 times and has come through with a base hit 1,070 times. He has fanned 627 times and earned a walk on 375 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .352 on-base percentage. Park has accrued an average at the plate of .286 in his time in baseball, with 664 scored runs and an OPS of .741.
The Lions have stolen 25 bases and have been caught 13 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 34.2%. The Samsung Lions have a total of 1,533 putouts this season, in addition to 521 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them ranked 1st in the league and have accumulated 46 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.82 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.50. Lions pitchers have given up 56 long balls and 262 runs in total (8th in KBO). Samsung has allowed 524 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) as well as 236 earned runs. The Lions have compiled a team ERA of 4.16 for the season (3rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 438 batters.
Kim (26-24 career mark) has a FIP of 6.39 while he has faced 2,249 hitters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 590 base knocks (10.8 hits per nine innings) and has 211 walks. His ERA is 5.89 (322 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.629. Kim has pitched in 491 innings and is sitting with 329 punch outs thus far in his career.
Doosan has knocked in 51 home runs for the season to go along with 284 RBIs. They have 80 doubles, while taking a walk 235 times and notching 298 runs. The Doosan Bears have tallied an OBP of .359 in addition to a batting average of .275 for the year. The Bears hold a slugging % of .402 and they score 5.32 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have been rung up on 380 instances (7th in the league) and have accounted for 532 hits.
Jose Miguel Fernandez is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Fernandez has drawn a free base 491 times while being called out on strikes on 325 occasions. He has compiled 692 runs in addition to having earned 698 RBIs. His on-base % is .396 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .848. He has hit a home run 117 times, in addition to having 2,045 total bases and a .452 slugging percentage. During the 4,527 at-bats in his career, Fernandez has hit .322 with 1,458 base hits.
Out of their 48 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 31 times and been caught 17 times (35.4% caught stealing percentage). The Doosan Bears have turned 49 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in Korean baseball). The Bears have recorded 526 assists, 37 errors and have notched a total of 1,491 putouts over the course of the season.
The Bears are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.573 and have a FIP of 4.76 as a staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.64 (381 strikeouts vs 232 walks). They rank 1st in KBO as a staff in total hits conceded with 550. They have given up 42 dingers and they yield 4.76 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Doosan pitching staff have given up 263 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.31 (238 earned runs conceded).
Park (0-3 win-loss record in his career) holds a 0.00 earned run average and has allowed 15.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.65 and he has gone up against 290 hitters in his career. He has allowed a total of 50 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.955 and being the owner of a FIP of 0.0. In his pro baseball career, Park has allowed 74 base hits while he has tallied 43 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan (-125)
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