Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 10/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-156) Kia (+117)
Daniel Mengden and the Kia Tigers (50-69, 9th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (69-54, 2nd in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Lions priced at -156 and the Tigers are at +117. The total has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Tae In Won and Daniel Mengden.
Samsung has a slugging rate of .401 and have been called out on strikes 815 times, while being walked on 504 occasions. They have accounted for 620 runs batted in as well as 1,190 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .269. The Lions have accumulated 185 doubles as a team and have hit 122 balls out of the stadium. They have 661 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .346. As a team, the Samsung Lions are scoring 5.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 5th in baseball.
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Min-ho Kang is a hitter who should impact this game for Samsung. Kang has an average at the plate of .276 for his baseball career, in addition to 818 runs scored and an OPS of .820. He has struck out 1,347 times and has walked on 672 occasions, which contributes in part to a .355 on-base percentage. In his career, Kang has slapped 288 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,017 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .465 and he has a total of 2,954 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to bat 7,278 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,755 times.
The Lions have stolen 56 bags and have been caught 26 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 31.7%. The Samsung Lions have accounted for 3,443 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,208 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which puts them in 2nd in the league and have 117 double plays.
The Lions have an earned run average of 4.37 on the season (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 940 batters. Samsung has relinquished 1,187 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 558 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.91 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.46. Lions pitchers have allowed 122 home runs and also 610 runs in total (7th in KBO).
Won (23-24 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.53 and he has faced 1,720 opposing batters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 412 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 144 walks. His ERA is 4.13 (183 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.393. Won has taken the ball for 399 innings and has racked up 268 punch outs in his career.
Kia has accumulated 60 long balls on the year in addition to 484 RBIs. They have recorded 161 two-baggers, while getting a free base 532 times as well as recording 503 runs. The Kia Tigers have compiled a team OBP of .337 and a team batting average of .246 so far this season. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .335 and they score 3.96 runs per outing (10th in the league). They have been rung up on 804 occasions (9th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,048 hits.
Won-joon Choi is a batter who should impact this game for Kia. Choi has drawn a walk 132 times while fanning on 225 attempts. He has scored 257 runs and also has 155 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .347 and he also has a career OPS of .729. He has homered 15 times, in addition to having 609 total bases and a .382 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 1,594 official at-bats in his professional career, Choi has recorded a batting average of .285 in addition to having 455 base hits.
The Kia Tigers have twisted 121 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in Korean baseball). The Tigers have recorded 1,195 assists, 95 errors and have earned a total of 3,357 putouts so far this year. Out of their 119 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 81 times and been caught 38 times (31.9% caught stealing rate).
The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 671 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.99 (621 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 121 long balls and they relinquish 5.40 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.519 in addition to having a FIP of 5.40 as a squad this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.52 (841 strikeouts vs 555 free passes). They sit at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,145.
In his pro career, Mengden has allowed 968 base knocks and he has 924 K's in 1,060 innings pitched. He has surrendered 434 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.205 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.99 and he has gone up against 4,257 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Mengden (67-54 career mark) has earned a 3.68 ERA while surrendering 8.2 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia (+117) and under the total runs
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