Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 8/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-310) Hanwha (+225)
Ki Joong Kim and the Hanwha Eagles (30-52, 10th in KBO) host the Samsung Lions (46-39, 3rd in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Thursday. The Lions open this contest at -310 while the Eagles are coming in at +225. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are David Buchanan and Ki Joong Kim.
Samsung is slugging .408 and have been called out on strikes 533 times, while being walked on 325 occasions. They have 412 runs batted in and 791 hits so far this year, and their batting average sits at .272. The Lions have hit 121 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 84 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 441 runs while having a team OBP of .348. As a team, the Samsung Lions are putting up 5.1 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 7th in KBO.
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Jose Pirela is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. In his career, Pirela has hit 160 baseballs out of the park while driving in 868 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 7,782 times and came through with a base hit 1,968 times. Pirela is sitting with a batting avereage of .282 for his time in baseball, in addition to 1,095 runs scored and an OPS of .772. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .426 and he has totaled 2,970 bases. He has struck out 1,125 times and has gotten a free base on 620 occasions, contributing to a .346 OBP.
The Samsung Lions have 2,259 putouts for the season, as well as 814 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which puts them in 5th in the league and they have twisted 81 double plays. The Lions have swiped 41 bases and have been gunned down 18 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 30.5%.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.81 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.47. Lions pitchers have conceded 90 home runs and 400 total runs (7th in the league). Samsung has relinquished 769 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) as well as 360 earned runs. The Lions have an ERA of 4.30 so far this year (4th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 617 batters.
Buchanan (105-100 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.37 while facing 7,219 opposing batters in baseball. He has conceded 1,761 base hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 522 walks. His earned run average is 3.96 (744 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.350. Buchanan has thrown 1,691 innings and is sitting with 1,088 K's in his career.
The Hanwha Eagles have accumulated a team OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .233 this season. They have struck out on 751 occasions (1st in baseball) and have accounted for 640 base hits. Hanwha has accumulated 48 home runs so far this season to go along with 310 RBIs. The Eagles have a slugging percentage of .339 and they have an average of 3.93 runs per outing (10th in the league). They have 123 two-baggers, while getting a free base 368 times and putting up 334 runs.
Woon-Ho Chang is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Over the course of the 469 at-bats in his career, Chang has hit .249 in addition to 117 hits. He has gone yard 4 times, as well as 151 bases in total and also a .322 slugging percentage. Chang has recorded a free base 39 times while fanning on 111 occasions. He has accumulated 62 runs and has 49 runs batted in. His OBP sits at .324 and he holds a career OPS of .646.
In their 93 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 67 times and been caught 26 times (28.0% caught stealing percentage). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 73 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (10th in KBO). The Eagles have racked up 732 assists, 64 errors and have earned a total of 2,231 putouts on the season.
The Eagles have a team WHIP of 1.545 in addition to having a FIP of 5.39 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 703. The Hanwha pitching staff have allowed 445 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.77 (394 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.35 (600 strikeouts vs 445 walks). They have relinquished 81 home runs and they surrender 5.39 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
So far in his pro career, Kim has allowed 31 base knocks while totaling 16 punch outs in 24 innings. Kim (0-3 career record) is the owner of a 5.63 ERA and has conceded 11.6 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 15 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 2.000 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 0.94 and he has gone up against 119 hitters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hanwha (+225) and under the total runs
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