Samsung Lions vs LG Twins Prediction, 8/26/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-161) LG (+121)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Chan-Kyu Lim and the LG Twins (47-37, 3rd in KBO) will take on the Samsung Lions (50-39, 2nd in KBO) on Thursday. The Lions open this game at -161 while the Twins are coming in at +121. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are David Buchanan and Chan-Kyu Lim.
Samsung is slugging .409 and have been rung up 564 times, while getting the free base on 350 occasions. They have 444 RBI's and 840 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is at .273. The Lions have accrued 129 doubles as a team and have hit 88 balls out of the park. They have earned 474 runs scored and hold an OBP of .350. As a unit, the Samsung Lions are compiling 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in KBO.
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Jose Pirela is a hitter who should impact this game for Samsung. In his professional baseball career, Pirela has hit 161 balls out of the park while driving in 872 runs. His slugging percentage is .426 in addition to racking up 2,981 bases. For his time in the league, he came to the plate 7,806 times and also came through with a base hit 1,975 times. He has gone down on strikes 1,129 times and earned a walk on 622 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .346 on-base %. Pirela has a batting average of .282 in his time in baseball, with 1,100 runs scored and an OPS of .772.
The Samsung Lions are sitting with 2,394 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 858 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which has them ranked 5th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 85 double plays. The Lions have swiped 43 bags and have been gunned down 19 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 30.6%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.89 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.45. Lions pitchers have surrendered 91 home runs in addition to 419 runs in total (6th in KBO). Samsung has allowed 803 base hits (9.1 per 9 innings) and 378 earned runs. The Lions have compiled a team ERA of 4.26 on the year (4th in baseball), and they have struck out 674 batters.
Buchanan (106-100 career record) holds a FIP of 4.37 and he has faced 7,244 opposing hitters during his time in baseball. He has given up 1,765 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) with 525 walks. His ERA is 3.96 (747 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.349. Buchanan has pitched in 1,697 innings and has totaled 1,093 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
LG has recorded 84 home runs over the course of the season and 375 runs batted in. They have notched 121 doubles, while walking 377 times as well as putting up 387 runs. The LG Twins have accounted for an on-base percentage of .349 and a batting average of .252 this season. The Twins hold a team SLG% of .391 and they tally 4.55 runs per outing (8th in KBO). They have struck out on 525 occasions (10th in baseball) and have tallied 706 base knocks.
Chang-ki Hong is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Hong has tallied a free base 184 times while being called out on strikes on 197 chances. His on-base percentage comes in at .436 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .868. During the 884 at-bats in his baseball career, Hong has an average at the plate of .303 in addition to having 268 base hits. He has scored 184 runs and has 98 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 12 times, as well as 382 total bases and also a .432 slugging percentage.
In their 85 tries at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 62 times and been caught 23 times (27.1% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have turned 95 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in Korean baseball). The Twins have accrued 928 assists, 57 errors and are sitting with 2,251 putouts this season.
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.336 in addition to having a FIP of 4.09 as a staff so far this year. They rank 10th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 682. The LG pitching staff have yielded 341 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.70 (308 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.83 (585 strikeouts against 320 walks). They have surrendered 48 homers and they surrender 4.09 runs per 9 innings (1st in KBO).
Lim (45-54 career record) holds a 4.88 earned run average and has given up 9.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.80 and he has gone up against 3,439 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 416 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.539 and having a FIP of 5.3. So far in his career, Lim has given up 822 hits while he has accumulated 643 K's in 766 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take LG (+121) and under the total runs
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