Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/18/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-175) Lotte (+165)
Enderson Franco and the Lotte Giants (22-34, 10th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (34-25, 3rd in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Friday. The Giants open this game at +165 while the Lions are priced at -175. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Tae-in Won and Enderson Franco.
As a team, the Samsung Lions are earning 5.1 runs per outing, which is 6th in baseball. They have tallied 299 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .351. The Lions have recorded 86 doubles as a team and have knocked 55 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 279 runs batted in as well as 545 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .274. Samsung has a slugging % of .408 and have been rung up 376 times, while getting the free base on 226 occasions.
Jose Pirela is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. For his career, Pirela has hit 154 balls out of the park while driving in 842 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 7,659 times and came through with a base base knock 1,944 times. Pirela has accrued an average at the plate of .283 for his career, with 1,076 runs scored and an OPS of .772. He has earned a slugging percentage of .426 and he has totaled 2,922 bases. He has gone down on strikes 1,107 times and has gotten a free base on 606 occasions, which contributes in part to a .346 on-base %.
The Lions have swiped 25 bases and have been caught 13 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 34.2%. The Samsung Lions are sitting with 1,560 putouts so far this season, in addition to 526 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 1st in KBO and they have twisted 48 double plays.
The Lions are sitting with a team ERA of 4.17 over the course of the season (3rd in KBO), and they have rung up 449 batters. Lions pitchers have conceded 57 home runs and 268 runs (8th in the league). Samsung has allowed 534 base knocks (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 241 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.83 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.50.
Won has taken the mound for 320 frames and has earned 209 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Won (18-21 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.75 while going up against 1,400 opposing batters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 4.36 (155 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.441. He has conceded 340 hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 121 free passes.
The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .400 and they are scoring 5.26 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have notched 106 doubles, while taking a walk 270 times and scoring 300 runs. Lotte has tallied 46 home runs for the season as well as 291 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 426 occasions (3rd in KBO) and have notched a total of 557 base knocks. The Lotte Giants have a team on-base percentage of .364 as well as a team batting average of .276 for the year.
Jun-woo Jeon is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. For the 4,740 official at-bats in his career, Jeon has earned a batting average of .294 and has racked up 1,394 base hits. He has homered 163 times, with 2,197 total bases and a .464 slugging %. Jeon has earned a walk 448 times while fanning on 820 chances. He has accrued 790 runs in addition to having 687 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .362 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .826.
The Lotte Giants have twisted 52 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in KBO). The Giants have racked up 568 assists, 38 errors and have earned a total of 1,521 putouts so far this season. Of their 73 tries at swiping a bag, they have been successful 51 times and been caught 22 times (30.1% caught stealing rate).
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.580 and are the owners of a FIP of 6.04 as a pitching staff this year. They are currently ranked 2nd in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 546. The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 340 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.57 (314 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.64 (419 strikeouts against 255 bases on balls). They have conceded 58 dingers and they relinquish 6.04 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO).
So far in his pro career, Franco has conceded 1,143 base knocks while he has earned 786 strikeouts in 1,034 innings. Franco (53-63 career record) has earned a 4.49 earned run average while conceding 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 516 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.417 and having a FIP of 5.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.44 and he has gone up against 4,526 opposing hitters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte (+165) and under the total runs
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