Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 8/17/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-147) Hanwha (+114)
Mike Montgomery and the Samsung Lions (46-38, 3rd in KBO) head to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Hanwha Eagles (29-52, 10th in KBO). The Lions open this contest at -147 while the Eagles are priced at +114. The total has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Mike Montgomery and Nick Kingham.
As a team, the Samsung Lions are earning 5.2 runs per game, which puts them at 6th in baseball. They have racked up 439 runs while holding a team OBP of .349. The Lions have compiled 121 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 84 balls out of the park. They have accrued 410 runs batted in in addition to 785 hits on the year, and their batting average comes in at .273. Samsung is slugging .410 and have been rung up 523 times, while getting the free base on 321 occasions.
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Hae-Min Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Park has an average at the plate of .287 for his career in baseball, in addition to 684 scored runs and an OPS of .742. He has gone down on strikes 646 times and has taken a walk on 387 occasions, contributing to a .353 OBP. In his career, Park has slapped 41 balls out of the park while driving in 397 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .389 and he has accumulated 1,492 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he approached the plate 4,380 times and got on base with a base hit 1,098 times.
The Lions have swiped 38 bags and have been caught 18 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 32.1%. The Samsung Lions are sitting with 2,235 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 799 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which puts them in 5th in KBO and have a total of 81 double plays.
The Lions have an earned run average of 4.30 this season (4th in the league), and they have rung up 610 hitters. Lions pitchers have conceded 89 home runs and 396 runs in total (7th in the league). Samsung has allowed 764 base knocks (9.2 per 9 innings) and 356 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.83 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47.
Montgomery has pitched in 524 innings and has accounted for 33 K's so far in his career. Montgomery (23-34 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 183.00 while he has gone up against 2,308 batters in baseball. His ERA is 3.84 (58 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.346. He has allowed 252 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 12 walks.
Hanwha has accounted for 47 home runs so far this season to go along with 306 runs batted in. They have hit 122 two-baggers, while taking a walk 362 times and recording 330 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have a team OBP of .330 and a batting average of .233 this year. The Eagles have a SLG% of .339 and they average 3.93 runs per contest (10th in KBO). They have struck out on 744 occasions (1st in KBO) and have notched a total of 635 hits.
Eun-won Jung is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Jung has drawn a walk 178 times while being called out on strikes on 254 chances. He has scored 195 runs and has 133 RBIs. His on-base rate is .352 and he also has a career OPS of .726. He has hit a home run 19 times, in addition to having 493 total bases and also a .374 slugging %. In the 1,319 at-bats in his pro career, Jung is sitting with a batting avereage of .264 in addition to 348 hits.
Of their 93 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 67 times and been caught 26 times (28.0% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 71 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (10th in Korean baseball). The Eagles have racked up 721 assists, 64 errors and have notched a total of 2,204 putouts for the year.
The Hanwha pitching staff have given up 443 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.81 (392 earned runs yielded). They have given up 81 long balls and they concede 5.43 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Eagles have a team WHIP of 1.550 in addition to having a FIP of 5.43 as a pitching staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.34 (590 strikeouts against 441 walks). They rank 8th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 697.
Kingham (58-59 career record) is the owner of a 3.92 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.93 and he has gone up against 4,109 opposing hitters during his career. He has conceded 424 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.247 and a FIP of 4.4. So far in his career, Kingham has given up 932 hits while earning 828 K's in 974 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hanwha (+114) and under the total runs
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