Samsung Lions vs LG Twins Prediction, 9/23/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-133) LG (+101)
Min Ho Lee and the LG Twins (57-47, 3rd in KBO) host the Samsung Lions (61-47, 2nd in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday. The Twins open this game at +101 while the Lions are coming in at -133. The O/U is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Jeong-hyeon Paek and Min Ho Lee.
Samsung has a slugging percentage of .410 and have struck out 729 times, while drawing a walk on 450 occasions. They have compiled 564 runs batted in and 1,071 hits for the season, while their team batting average is .273. The Lions have hit 166 two-baggers as a team and have hit 114 balls out of the park. They have earned 600 runs scored while having a team OBP of .350. As a unit, the Samsung Lions are putting up 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in the league.
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Hae-Min Park is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. Park has accrued an average at the plate of .286 in his time in baseball, in addition to 696 scored runs and an OPS of .742. He has gone down on strikes 662 times and has been walked on 402 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .353 on-base percentage. For his career, Park has drilled 42 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 406 runs. His slugging percentage is .389 and he has accumulated 1,522 bases. For his time in the league, he stepped into the batters box 4,480 times and has delivered with a base knock 1,120 times.
The Samsung Lions have a tally of 3,026 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,072 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which has them sitting 4th in the league and have 104 double plays. The Lions have swiped 50 bags and have been gunned down 22 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 30.6%.
The Lions have compiled a team ERA of 4.24 on the year (3rd in baseball), and they have rung up 835 hitters. Samsung has yielded 1,038 base knocks (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 480 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.92 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.45. Lions pitchers have surrendered 111 home runs and also 524 runs (7th in baseball).
Paek has taken the mound for 808 frames and has earned 657 K's during his professional baseball career. His ERA is 4.54 (408 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.459. He has surrendered 860 hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 320 walks. Paek (48-38 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.96 while he has faced 3,547 batters during his time in baseball.
The Twins have a team slugging percentage of .381 and they are recording 4.48 runs per contest (8th in the league). They hit 163 doubles, while getting a free base 455 times as well as putting up 484 runs. LG has knocked in 96 home runs for the season to go along with 465 RBIs. They have been rung up on 666 occasions (10th in the league) and have recorded 888 base knocks. The LG Twins have an OBP of .343 and a batting average of .250 over the course of the season.
Hyun Soo Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Kim has earned a walk 877 times while being called out on strikes on 800 tries. He has tallied 1,038 runs in addition to having earned 1,177 runs batted in. His on-base % is .397 and he also has a career OPS of .880. He has hit the long ball 217 times, with 3,137 total bases and a .483 slugging %. For the 6,494 at-bats in his pro career, Kim has recorded a batting average of .316 with 2,050 base knocks.
The LG Twins have turned 116 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in the league). The Twins have accrued 1,129 assists, 69 errors and have a tally of 2,830 putouts so far this year. In their 106 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 76 times and been caught 30 times (28.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.343 in addition to having a FIP of 4.26 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.86 (773 strikeouts vs 415 bases on balls). They sit at 10th in KBO as a staff in total hits given up with 862. They have yielded 66 HR's and they relinquish 4.26 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The LG pitching staff have given up 450 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.84 (406 earned runs surrendered).
In his pro career, Lee has surrendered 159 hits while accumulating 142 K's in 184 innings pitched. He has allowed 77 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.256 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 and he has gone up against 784 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Lee (11-11 career mark) holds a 3.75 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Samsung (-133)
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