Samsung Lions vs LG Twins Prediction, 5/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs LG Twins
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-130) LG (+110)
Chan-heon Chung and the LG Twins (17-14, 4th in KBO) host the Samsung Lions (19-13, 1st in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Friday. The Twins open this matchup at +110 while the Lions are coming in at -130. The over/under has been set at 8. The men taking the mound are David Buchanan and Chan-heon Chung.
Samsung is slugging .423 and have struck out 204 times, while drawing a walk on 135 occasions. They have recorded 157 RBI's as well as 295 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is at .275. The Lions have accrued 50 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 33 balls out of the park. They have racked up 169 runs while holding a team OBP of .357. As a unit, the Samsung Lions are recording 5.3 runs per outing, which has them at 5th in the league.
Ja-wook Koo is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Koo has accrued an average at the plate of .318 in his time in baseball, in addition to 575 runs scored and an OPS of .902. He has struck out 598 times and has taken a walk on 314 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .388 on-base %. For his career, Koo has hit 101 baseballs out of the park while driving in 496 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .514 and he has a total of 1,500 bases. For his career, he came to bat 3,314 times and came through with a base base hit 929 times.
The Lions have stolen 16 bases and have been thrown out 7 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 30.4%. The Samsung Lions have 845 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 266 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which ranks 2nd in the league and they have turned 24 double plays.
The Lions hold a team ERA of 3.84 this year (3rd in the league), and they have rung up 258 batters. Lions pitchers have yielded 22 home runs and also 137 total runs (8th in the league). Samsung has surrendered 279 base hits (8.9 per 9 innings) and also 120 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.19 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.41.
Buchanan (100-98 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.42 and he has faced 6,974 batters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 1,709 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 503 free passes. His ERA is 4.00 (727 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.354. Buchanan has thrown 1,634 frames and has 1,030 K's so far in his pro career.
The LG Twins are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .347 in addition to a batting average of .247 on the season. They have struck out on 189 instances (10th in baseball) and have earned a total of 253 base knocks. LG has accounted for 28 HRs on the campaign to go along with 128 RBIs. The Twins have a team slugging % of .383 and they have an average of 4.29 runs per game (9th in the league). They have hit 52 two-baggers, while walking 146 times as well as scoring 133 runs.
Chang-ki Hong is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Hong has drawn a free base 142 times while going down on strikes on 161 tries. He has accounted for 143 runs in addition to having 78 runs batted in. His on-base percentage comes in at .419 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .841. He has hit a home run 10 times, in addition to having 293 total bases and also a .422 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 694 at-bats in his career, Hong is sitting with a batting avereage of .287 with 199 base hits.
The LG Twins have turned 36 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Twins have accrued 315 assists, 21 errors and have notched a total of 819 putouts so far this season. Of their 35 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 27 times and been caught 8 times (22.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.385 with a FIP of 4.09 as a pitching staff for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.87 (237 strikeouts vs 127 walks). They have a ranking of 10th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 251. They have relinquished 17 homers and they concede 4.09 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The LG pitching staff have relinquished 124 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.79 (115 earned runs allowed).
So far in his career, Chung has given up 631 base hits while earning 415 K's in 568 innings. He has allowed 298 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.478 and having a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.99 and he has faced 2,524 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Chung (37-43 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.72 ERA and has allowed 10.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Samsung (-130)
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