Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 9/11/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-212) Hanwha (+158)
See-hwan Chang and the Hanwha Eagles (38-62, 10th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (57-45, 3rd in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Lions coming in at -212 and the Eagles are at +158. The total is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are David Buchanan and See-hwan Chang.
As a team, the Samsung Lions are putting up 5.2 runs per game, which has them at 4th in baseball. They have accounted for 544 runs scored and have an OBP of .350. The Lions have compiled 148 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 102 balls out of the stadium. They have 508 RBI's in addition to 968 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate sits at .273. Samsung is slugging .409 and have been called out on strikes 649 times, while taking a walk on 403 occasions.
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Jose Pirela is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Pirela has a batting average of .282 for his baseball career, in addition to 1,113 runs scored and an OPS of .773. He has struck out 1,136 times and earned a walk on 626 occasions, which has contributed to a .346 on-base percentage. In his career, Pirela has hit 164 balls over the fence while driving in 881 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .427 and he has racked up 3,011 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to bat 7,870 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,991 times.
The Samsung Lions have earned a total of 2,757 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 984 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them ranked 4th in the league and have a total of 91 double plays. The Lions have stolen 47 bags and have been thrown out 22 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 31.9%.
The Lions have a team ERA of 4.24 so far this season (4th in baseball), and they have rung up 764 hitters. Samsung has given up 928 base knocks (9.1 per 9 innings) and also 433 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.93 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.44. Lions pitchers have relinquished 99 home runs and 475 runs in total (7th in the league).
Buchanan (107-101 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.36 while facing 7,322 opposing batters in baseball. He has surrendered 1,784 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 533 free passes. His ERA is 3.96 (754 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.352. Buchanan has thrown 1,714 frames and has earned 1,107 K's so far in his pro career.
The Eagles have a SLG% of .338 and they average 3.98 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have 151 doubles, while getting a free base 456 times and scoring 418 runs. Hanwha has compiled 57 HRs so far this season in addition to 388 runs batted in. They have struck out on 933 occasions (1st in the league) and have a total of 796 base hits. The Hanwha Eagles have compiled an OBP of .332 in addition to a batting average of .235 over the course of the season.
Jae-hun Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Choi has recorded a free base 176 times while striking out on 294 chances. His on-base percentage is .357 and he holds a career OPS of .341. For the 1,686 at-bats in his pro career, Choi has accrued an average at the plate of .263 in addition to 443 base knocks. He is sitting with 195 runs and also has 158 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 16 times, with 575 total bases and a .341 slugging percentage.
Of their 113 chances at getting a steal, they have had success 81 times and been caught 32 times (28.3% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 93 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .978 (9th in Korean baseball). The Eagles have accrued 913 assists, 84 errors and have a total of 2,750 putouts on the season.
The Eagles have a WHIP of 1.528 with a FIP of 5.39 as a unit for the season. They are currently ranked 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 877. The Hanwha pitching staff have allowed 549 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.79 (488 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.42 (745 strikeouts vs 523 bases on balls). They have given up 93 homers and they relinquish 5.39 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
During his career, Chang has surrendered 685 hits and he has 518 punch outs in 603 frames. Chang (21-61 career record) holds a 3.96 earned run average while giving up 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 374 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.352 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.08 and he has gone up against 2,799 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hanwha (+158) and over 7.5 runs
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