Samsung Lions vs KT Wiz Prediction, 8/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (+129) KT (-172)
Odrisamer Despaigne and the KT Wiz (53-35, 1st in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (50-40, 3rd in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday. The Lions open this contest at +129 while the Wiz are priced at -172. The O/U opens at 9.5. The men taking the mound are Chae-heung Choi and Odrisamer Despaigne.
The Lions have earned 131 doubles as a team and have smacked 90 balls out of the stadium. Samsung has a slugging rate of .408 and have been called out on strikes 577 times, while taking a walk on 355 occasions. As a unit, the Samsung Lions are putting up 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in KBO. They have accrued 449 runs batted in in addition to 857 hits on the year, while their batting average is .272. They have tallied 480 runs and have an OBP of .349.
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Min-ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. For his pro baseball career, Kang has slapped 286 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,007 runs. In his time in the Majors, he came to the plate 7,164 times and has come through with a base hit 1,730 times. Kang has an average at the plate of .277 in his time in baseball, in addition to 808 runs scored and an OPS of .822. He has earned a slugging percentage of .466 and he has a total of 2,917 bases. He has gone down on strikes 1,336 times and earned a walk on 660 occasions, contributing to a .356 on-base percentage.
The Samsung Lions have accounted for 2,445 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 878 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which ranks 5th in the league and they have twisted 86 double plays. The Lions have stolen 43 bases and have been thrown out 19 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 30.6%.
The Lions have compiled a team ERA of 4.25 so far this season (4th in the league), and the staff has rung up 683 hitters. Lions pitchers have given up 91 long balls and 426 runs in total (7th in KBO). Samsung has allowed 822 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 385 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.87 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.46.
Choi (23-19 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.97 while he has faced 1,509 batters during his time in baseball. He has surrendered 373 hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) with 119 walks. His earned run average is 4.36 (167 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.429. Choi has taken the hill for 344 innings and has accounted for 275 strikeouts so far in his pro career.
The KT Wiz have an on-base percentage of .364 as well as a batting average of .269 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 645 instances (4th in baseball) and have accounted for 804 base hits. KT has compiled 71 home runs so far this year as well as 441 RBIs. The Wiz hold a team slugging % of .392 and they are earning 5.31 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have hit 141 two-baggers, while taking a walk 415 times as well as putting up 473 runs.
Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Bae has tallied a walk 121 times while striking out on 282 occasions. He has accrued 175 runs and also has 123 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .343 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .713. He has hit the long ball 20 times, with 390 total bases and also a .370 slugging %. During the 1,053 at-bats in his pro career, Bae has hit .262 in addition to 276 base hits.
The KT Wiz have twisted 86 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in the league). The Wiz have recorded 913 assists, 66 errors and have a tally of 2,353 putouts over the course of the season. In their 70 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 55 times and been caught 15 times (21.4% caught stealing rate).
The Wiz have a team WHIP of 1.366 and have a FIP of 4.53 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.00 (667 strikeouts against 334 free passes). They are sitting at 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 737. They have conceded 60 dingers and they surrender 4.53 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO). The KT pitching staff have conceded 395 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.03 (351 earned runs relinquished).
During his career, Despaigne has conceded 2,003 hits while he has earned 1,470 K's in 1,953 innings pitched. Despaigne (109-112 career record) holds a 4.07 ERA while allowing 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 883 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.411 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and he has gone up against 8,515 batters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take KT (-172) and under the total runs
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