Samsung Lions vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 6/4/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-120) Kiwoom (-114)
Hyun-Hee Han and the Kiwoom Heroes (24-24, 7th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (26-22, 5th in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Lions priced at -120 and the Heroes are at -114. The O/U opens at 10. The expected starting pitchers will be Tae-in Won and Hyun-Hee Han.
Samsung has a slugging % of .411 and have been called out on strikes 300 times, while drawing a walk on 186 occasions. They have earned 225 runs batted in in addition to 442 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is at .273. The Lions have tallied 71 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 46 balls out of the park. They have 243 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .349. As a unit, the Samsung Lions are putting up 5.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 6th in the league.
Jose Pirela is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. In his pro baseball career, Pirela has drilled 152 baseballs out of the park while driving in 836 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .425 and he has racked up 2,902 bases. For his career, he stepped up to bat 7,609 times and has come through with a hit 1,931 times. He has struck out 1,098 times and earned a walk on 600 at-bats, contributing to a .346 on-base percentage. Pirela has compiled an average at the plate of .283 for his baseball career, in addition to 1,063 scored runs and an OPS of .771.
The Samsung Lions have earned a total of 1,266 putouts thus far, as well as 424 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which is 3rd in KBO and have accumulated 34 double plays. The Lions have swiped 21 bags and have been gunned down 13 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 38.2%.
The Lions hold a team ERA of 4.31 on the campaign (4th in the league), and their staff has rung up 373 hitters. Samsung has surrendered 441 hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 202 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.08 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.47. Lions pitchers have allowed 47 home runs and also 227 total runs (7th in baseball).
Won has taken the ball for 308 innings and has earned 202 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.47 (153 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.448. He has surrendered 334 base knocks (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has 112 free passes. Won (16-21 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.88 while he has faced 1,351 batters in baseball.
The Kiwoom Heroes have an on-base percentage of .352 and a team batting average of .261 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 367 occasions (2nd in KBO) and have notched a total of 432 base hits. Kiwoom has tallied 30 HRs this season to go along with 233 runs batted in. The Heroes hold a team slugging % of .385 and they are earning 5.31 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have 94 two-baggers, while walking 214 times and scoring 255 runs.
Jung-hoo Lee is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Lee has tallied a free base 233 times while being called out on strikes on 226 tries. His on-base percentage sits at .400 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .870. During the 2,308 at-bats in his professional career, Lee has hit .337 with 778 base knocks. He is sitting with 404 runs in addition to having earned 306 RBIs. He has hit the long ball 30 times, in addition to having 1,085 total bases and a .470 slugging percentage.
The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 51 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in KBO). The Heroes have recorded 499 assists, 38 errors and have earned 1,284 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 36 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 25 times and been caught 11 times (30.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Kiwoom pitching staff have yielded 235 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.44 (211 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 41 home runs and they give up 4.94 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Heroes hold a team WHIP of 1.523 with a FIP of 4.94 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.59 (322 strikeouts against 202 walks). They come in at 1st in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 450.
Han (58-37 career record) is the owner of a 4.22 earned run average while surrendering 9.1 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.65 and he has gone up against 3,678 hitters during his career. He has given up a total of 398 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.321 and having a FIP of 4.6. In his career, Han has given up 862 base knocks while totaling 686 K's in 848 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kiwoom (-114) and under the total runs
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