Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 9/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-108) Lotte (-121)
Enderson Franco and the Lotte Giants (51-57, 8th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (60-47, 2nd in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Tuesday. The Lions open this contest at -108 while the Giants are coming in at -121. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Chae Heung Choi and Enderson Franco.
The Lions have tallied 162 doubles as a unit and have hit 112 balls out of the park. Samsung is slugging .408 and have struck out 722 times, while being walked on 444 occasions. As a team, the Samsung Lions are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 4th in the league. They have accumulated 553 RBI's in addition to 1,057 base knocks over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .272. They have tallied 589 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .349.
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Min-ho Kang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. For his career, Kang has slapped 287 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,014 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to bat 7,236 times and got on base with a hit 1,745 times. Kang has accumulated a batting average of .276 for his career, in addition to 814 scored runs and an OPS of .821. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .465 in addition to earning 2,938 bases. He has gone down on strikes 1,342 times and has gotten a free base on 668 occasions, contributing to a .356 OBP.
The Samsung Lions have notched a total of 3,026 putouts this year, in addition to 1,072 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which is 4th in KBO and they have twisted 104 double plays. The Lions have swiped 50 bags and have been caught 22 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 30.6%.
The Lions have a team earned run average of 4.20 on the campaign (3rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 830 batters. Lions pitchers have given up 110 long balls and also 515 total runs (7th in the league). Samsung has yielded 1,021 base hits (9.1 per 9 innings) as well as 471 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.92 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.44.
Choi has taken the hill for 367 innings and has 288 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.29 (175 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.417. He has given up 395 hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 125 walks. Choi (24-20 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.88 and he has gone up against 1,605 opposing hitters during his time in baseball.
The Lotte Giants hold an on-base percentage of .353 in addition to a batting average of .270 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 759 occasions (6th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,038 base hits. Lotte has compiled 86 home runs this year as well as 527 runs batted in. The Giants have a SLG% of .392 and they are recording 4.94 runs per game (7th in KBO). They have hit 196 doubles, while getting a free base 471 times and putting up 548 runs.
Hoon Chung is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Chung has earned a walk 363 times while going down on strikes on 674 attempts. His on-base percentage is .363 and he has a career OPS of .759. During the 3,152 at-bats in his professional career, Chung has hit .279 with 878 base knocks. He has amassed 502 runs and also has 396 runs batted in. He has homered 58 times, as well as 1,249 total bases and a .396 slugging percentage.
The Lotte Giants have twisted 98 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in the league). The Giants have recorded 1,064 assists, 68 errors and have earned 2,938 putouts so far this year. In their 113 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 78 times and been caught 35 times (31.0% caught stealing rate).
The Lotte pitching staff have relinquished 616 runs this season while having a team ERA of 5.25 (571 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 101 homers and they surrender 5.66 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.560 in addition to having a FIP of 5.66 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.59 (801 strikeouts against 503 free passes). They have a ranking of 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,024.
During his career, Franco has conceded 1,199 base hits while tallying 831 punch outs in 1,094 frames. Franco (58-65 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.49 earned run average and has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 546 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.417 and having a FIP of 5.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 and he has faced 4,787 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Samsung (-108)
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