Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 10/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (+105) Kia (+110)
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the venue where Joong Hyun Yoon and the Kia Tigers (50-68, 9th in KBO) will play the Samsung Lions (68-54, 3rd in KBO) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Lions priced at +105 and the Tigers are at +110. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are David Buchanan and Joong Hyun Yoon.
The Lions have accumulated 185 doubles as a unit and have smacked 122 balls out of the park. Samsung has a slugging percentage of .403 and have been rung up 808 times, while being walked on 499 occasions. As a unit, the Samsung Lions are knocking in 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. They have recorded 618 runs batted in in addition to 1,186 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is at .270. They have accumulated 659 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .346.
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Jose Pirela is a batter who should impact this game for Samsung. In his career, Pirela has drilled 165 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 888 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .426 and he has totaled 3,037 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to bat 7,961 times and has come through with a hit 2,010 times. He has been struck out 1,149 times and has been walked on 638 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .345 OBP. Pirela has hit .282 for his baseball career, with 1,123 runs scored and an OPS of .771.
The Lions have stolen 56 bags and have been gunned down 26 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 31.7%. The Samsung Lions have 3,416 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,197 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which is 3rd in KBO and they have turned 117 double plays.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.90 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Lions pitchers have allowed 121 home runs and also 609 runs in total (6th in the league). Samsung has allowed 1,183 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) and also 557 earned runs. The Lions have an earned run average of 4.40 this year (5th in KBO), and they have rung up 935 hitters.
Buchanan has taken the ball for 1,744 innings and is sitting with 1,131 punch outs during his career. Buchanan (110-102 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.39 while he has gone up against 7,456 batters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 3.96 (768 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.356. He has given up 1,824 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 540 walks.
Kia has accumulated 59 HRs on the year to go along with 483 RBIs. They have hit 161 two-baggers, while taking a walk 532 times as well as scoring 502 runs. The Kia Tigers have recorded an on-base percentage of .338 and a batting average of .247 this season. The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .336 and they are scoring 3.98 runs per contest (10th in KBO). They have struck out on 799 instances (9th in KBO) and have notched a total of 1,044 base hits.
Seon-bin Kim is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kia. Kim has tallied a free base 450 times while being called out on strikes on 411 occasions. His OBP sits at .375 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .755. Over the course of the 4,001 at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has hit .303 with 1,212 hits. He has scored 596 runs and notched 448 RBIs. He has hit it out of the park 29 times, with 1,521 total bases and also a .380 slugging %.
The Kia Tigers have turned 120 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in KBO). The Tigers have accrued 1,184 assists, 95 errors and have 3,330 putouts this season. Of their 117 chances at stealing a base, they have made it 80 times and been caught 37 times (31.6% caught stealing rate).
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.523 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.42 as a unit on the campaign. They rank 6th in KBO as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,141. The Kia pitching staff have given up 669 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 5.02 (619 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.52 (834 strikeouts against 550 walks). They have conceded 121 home runs and they allow 5.42 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
Yoon (4-3 mark in his career) holds a 3.06 earned run average while allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.00 and he has gone up against 272 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has surrendered 21 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.427 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. So far in his career, Yoon has allowed 65 base hits while he has earned 23 strikeouts in 61 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia (+110) and under the total runs
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