Samsung Lions vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs KT Wiz
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-125) KT (+105)
Young-pyo Ko and the KT Wiz (16-14, 4th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (19-12, 1st in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Lions coming in at -125 and the Wiz are at +105. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jeong-hyeon Paek and Young-pyo Ko.
As a squad, the Samsung Lions are recording 5.3 runs per outing, which has them at 5th in baseball. They are sitting with 163 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .360. The Lions have hit 50 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 32 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 151 RBI's and 288 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is .278. Samsung has a slugging % of .428 and have been called out on strikes 195 times, while taking a walk on 131 occasions.
Hae-Min Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Park has hit .285 for his baseball career, in addition to 644 scored runs and an OPS of .737. He has struck out 612 times and has gotten a free base on 361 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .350 on-base percentage. For his pro baseball career, Park has hit 38 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 374 runs. His slugging percentage is .387 and he has totaled 1,411 bases. For his time in baseball, he approached the plate 4,161 times and has reached base with a hit 1,040 times.
The Samsung Lions have accumulated 821 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 264 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 2nd in the league and have 24 double plays. The Lions have stolen 15 bases and have been caught 7 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 31.8%.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.16 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.39. Lions pitchers have given up 21 home runs in addition to 128 runs in total (9th in baseball). Samsung has conceded 266 base knocks (8.8 per 9 innings) and 111 earned runs. The Lions have compiled a team earned run average of 3.66 on the campaign (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 248 batters.
Paek has taken the mound for 707 innings and has tallied 589 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 4.90 (385 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.496. He has given up 773 base knocks (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has 286 free passes. Paek (38-37 career record) holds a FIP of 5.30 and he has gone up against 3,135 hitters in baseball.
The KT Wiz have accounted for an on-base percentage of .391 in addition to a team batting average of .291 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 217 occasions (6th in the league) and have accounted for 299 hits. KT has tallied 19 long balls on the campaign in addition to 166 RBIs. The Wiz have a slugging percentage of .405 and they are earning 6.00 runs per outing (2nd in baseball). They have hit 50 doubles, while taking a walk 164 times and recording 180 runs.
Zoilo Almonte is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Almonte has tallied a free base 534 times while fanning on 1,276 tries. He has scored 770 runs and racked up 867 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .346 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .787. He has gone yard 186 times, in addition to having 2,599 bases in total and a .441 slugging %. Over the course of the 5,897 official at-bats in his baseball career, Almonte has earned a batting average of .284 in addition to having 1,676 hits.
Out of their 24 attempts at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 18 times and been caught 6 times (25.0% caught stealing rate). The KT Wiz have turned 28 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .977 (8th in KBO). The Wiz have accrued 327 assists, 26 errors and have earned a total of 786 putouts on the campaign.
The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.462 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.08 as a unit on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.78 (205 strikeouts vs 115 walks). They are sitting at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 268. They have given up 23 home runs and they concede 5.08 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The KT pitching staff have given up 148 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.43 (129 earned runs allowed).
During his pro baseball career, Ko has given up 516 base knocks while he has accumulated 408 punch outs in 434 frames. Ko (22-30 mark in his career) holds a 5.12 earned run average and has surrendered 10.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 247 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.385 and having a FIP of 5.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.80 and he has gone up against 1,911 batters during his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take KT (+105) and under 9.5 runs
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