Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos Prediction, 10/30/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-161) NC (+120)
Wes Parsons and the NC Dinos (66-66, 7th in KBO) host the Samsung Lions (75-58, 1st in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Saturday. The Lions open this matchup at -161 while the Dinos are coming in at +120. The total opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are David Buchanan and Wes Parsons.
As a team, the Samsung Lions are compiling 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 7th in the league. They have earned 700 runs while holding a team OBP of .344. The Lions have accumulated 202 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 130 balls out of the park. They have 658 runs batted in in addition to 1,273 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .267. Samsung has a slugging rate of .399 and have been called out on strikes 885 times, while drawing a walk on 536 occasions.
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Hae-Min Park is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Park has accrued an average at the plate of .287 for his career, in addition to 705 runs scored and an OPS of .742. He has fanned 672 times and has walked on 413 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .354 on-base percentage. In his career, Park has drilled 42 balls out of the park while knocking in 412 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .388 and he has a total of 1,546 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped into the batters box 4,562 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,142 times.
The Samsung Lions are sitting with 3,725 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,316 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them sitting 2nd in Korean baseball and they have twisted 127 double plays. The Lions have swiped 61 bases and have been thrown out 26 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 29.9%.
The Lions have a team ERA of 4.30 for the year (4th in KBO), and their staff has rung up 1,024 hitters. Samsung has given up 1,280 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 593 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.95 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.45. Lions pitchers have allowed 128 long balls and 650 runs in total (7th in the league).
Buchanan (112-102 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.37 and he has gone up against 7,536 opposing batters in baseball. He has given up 1,839 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 543 walks. His earned run average is 3.94 (773 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.351. Buchanan has taken the hill for 1,763 innings and is sitting with 1,146 K's during his pro baseball career.
NC has accounted for 167 home runs so far this year to go along with 659 runs batted in. They hit 198 two-baggers, while taking a walk 502 times as well as putting up 691 runs. The NC Dinos have recorded a team on-base percentage of .344 in addition to a team batting average of .261 this year. The Dinos hold a team slugging % of .418 and they tally 4.94 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,049 occasions (2nd in the league) and have earned 1,220 hits.
Ui-ji Yang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. For the 4,596 at-bats in his pro career, Yang has a batting average of .309 and has racked up 1,420 base knocks. He has hit it out of the park 207 times, as well as 2,321 total bases and also a .505 slugging percentage. Yang has earned a free base 506 times while being called out on strikes on 595 tries. He has a total of 701 runs in addition to having earned 848 RBIs. His on-base rate is .390 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .895.
The NC Dinos have turned 103 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .979 (8th in the league). The Dinos have 1,251 assists, 108 errors and have accounted for 3,665 putouts so far this year. Out of their 120 attempts at stealing a base, they have had success 80 times and been caught 40 times (33.3% caught stealing rate).
The Dinos are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.478 and have a FIP of 5.00 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.78 (1,027 strikeouts against 576 free passes). They have a ranking of 7th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,229. They have relinquished 121 dingers and they allow 5.00 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The NC pitching staff have given up 679 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.55 (617 earned runs conceded).
Parsons (31-39 record in his career) has a 3.50 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.64 and he has faced 3,300 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 304 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.253 and a FIP of 4.1. During his pro baseball career, Parsons has conceded 709 base hits while he has accumulated 719 K's in 782 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Samsung (-161)
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