Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/20/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-107) Lotte (-128)
Dan Straily and the Lotte Giants (23-36, 10th in KBO) host the Samsung Lions (35-26, 3rd in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Sunday. The Lions open this game at -107 while the Giants are priced at -128. The over/under is set at 10.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Dae-Woo Kim and Dan Straily.
The Lions have hit 90 doubles as a squad and have smacked 56 balls out of the stadium. Samsung owns a slugging percentage of .405 and have struck out 386 times, while being walked on 229 occasions. As a team, the Samsung Lions are scoring 5.0 runs/g, which ranks them 7th in KBO. They have tallied 286 runs batted in in addition to 558 hits on the campaign, while their batting average comes in at .272. They have 306 runs and have an OBP of .348.
Min-ho Kang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. For his career, Kang has slapped 278 balls out of the park while knocking in 988 runs. For his time in the league, he came to bat 7,050 times and has come through with a hit 1,701 times. Kang has a batting average of .276 for his career in baseball, with 791 runs scored and an OPS of .821. He has earned a slugging percentage of .465 and he has a total of 2,859 bases. He has gone down on strikes 1,326 times and earned a walk on 650 occasions, which contributes in part to a .356 on-base percentage.
The Samsung Lions have accumulated 1,611 putouts for the season, in addition to 540 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which puts them in 1st in Korean baseball and have a total of 49 double plays. The Lions have stolen 29 bases and have been caught 13 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 31.0%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.85 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.50. Lions pitchers have given up 58 long balls and also 277 runs (8th in baseball). Samsung has surrendered 553 base knocks (9.3 per 9 innings) and 249 earned runs. The Lions have compiled a team ERA of 4.17 so far this year (3rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 463 batters.
Kim has taken the mound for 494 innings and is sitting with 331 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.88 (323 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.627. He has allowed 594 base hits (10.8 hits per nine innings) and has 211 walks. Kim (26-24 mark in his career) has a FIP of 6.37 and he has faced 2,261 batters in baseball.
Lotte has recorded 51 home runs this year and 306 runs batted in. They have hit 112 doubles, while taking a walk 281 times as well as putting up 316 runs. The Lotte Giants have accumulated an on-base percentage of .363 and a team batting average of .277 on the season. The Giants hold a team slugging % of .404 and they are earning 5.27 runs per game (4th in the league). They have struck out on 449 occasions (3rd in the league) and have accounted for 586 hits.
Hoon Chung is a batter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. Over the course of the 2,977 at-bats in his career, Chung has compiled an average at the plate of .278 with 829 base knocks. He has homered 52 times, in addition to having 1,171 total bases and a .393 slugging percentage. Chung has drawn a free base 337 times while fanning on 644 attempts. He has recorded 478 runs and has 369 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .362 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .755.
Out of their 76 attempts at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 54 times and been caught 22 times (28.9% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have twisted 54 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (3rd in the league). The Giants have racked up 593 assists, 38 errors and have a total of 1,596 putouts so far this year.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.579 in addition to having a FIP of 6.01 as a squad on the year. They rank 2nd in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 574. The Lotte pitching staff have yielded 355 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 5.57 (329 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.69 (450 strikeouts against 266 free passes). They have surrendered 61 homers and they allow 6.01 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball).
Straily (124-99 career record) holds a 4.05 earned run average and has given up 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.87 and he has gone up against 8,188 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has allowed a total of 873 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.264 and having a FIP of 4.4. During his pro baseball career, Straily has given up 1,798 hits while he has accumulated 1,880 punch outs in 1,939 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Samsung (-107)
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