Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos Prediction, 10/7/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-126) NC (-104)
Changwon NC Park is the venue where Wes Parsons and the NC Dinos (56-58, 7th in KBO) will take on the Samsung Lions (66-53, 3rd in KBO) on Thursday. The Lions open this game at -126 while the Dinos are coming in at -104. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Tae In Won and Wes Parsons.
Samsung has a slugging % of .405 and have been called out on strikes 793 times, while taking a walk on 480 occasions. They have earned 605 runs batted in and 1,161 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is .270. The Lions have accounted for 180 doubles as a team and have knocked 122 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 645 runs and have an OBP of .346. As a squad, the Samsung Lions are scoring 5.1 runs/g, which ranks them 5th in the league.
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Hae-Min Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. In his career, Park has hit 42 balls out of the park while driving in 409 runs. For his career, he came to the plate 4,504 times and has come through with a hit 1,128 times. Park has accumulated a batting average of .287 for his baseball career, with 701 runs scored and an OPS of .743. His slugging percentage is .389 and he has accumulated 1,531 bases. He has struck out 666 times and has taken a walk on 405 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .354 on-base percentage.
The Samsung Lions are sitting with 3,338 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,171 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .982 which is 4th in KBO and have a total of 114 double plays. The Lions have stolen 55 bases and have been caught 25 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 31.3%.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.89 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.47. Lions pitchers have allowed 117 home runs and also 596 runs in total (6th in KBO). Samsung has conceded 1,158 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) as well as 544 earned runs. The Lions have an ERA of 4.40 on the year (5th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 911 hitters.
Won (23-24 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.57 while he has faced 1,694 opposing hitters in baseball. He has given up 408 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 142 walks. His ERA is 4.16 (181 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.403. Won has pitched in 392 frames and has accounted for 262 strikeouts in his career.
The Dinos have a team slugging percentage of .426 and they earn 5.05 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have notched 172 two-baggers, while getting a free base 444 times and putting up 611 runs. NC has compiled 151 home runs this season as well as 583 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 904 occasions (5th in baseball) and have recorded 1,069 hits. The NC Dinos have compiled a team OBP of .348 and a batting average of .264 over the course of the season.
Ui-ji Yang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Yang has earned a free base 500 times while fanning on 589 chances. His on-base rate is .390 and he has earned a career OPS of .894. During the 4,530 at-bats in his pro career, Yang has accumulated a batting average of .309 with 1,400 hits. He has amassed 692 runs and racked up 833 RBIs. He has gone deep 203 times, as well as 2,285 total bases and also a .504 slugging percentage.
Out of their 108 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 69 times and been caught 39 times (36.1% caught stealing rate). The NC Dinos have turned 89 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .977 (9th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have racked up 1,088 assists, 99 errors and have notched a total of 3,158 putouts over the course of the season.
The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.503 with a FIP of 5.10 as a staff over the course of the season. They have a ranking of 7th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,082. The NC pitching staff have allowed 596 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.58 (536 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.75 (873 strikeouts vs 499 free passes). They have given up 109 home runs and they relinquish 5.10 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO).
So far in his pro career, Parsons has surrendered 688 hits while he has totaled 691 K's in 757 innings pitched. He has allowed 294 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.260 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and he has faced 3,198 hitters during his pro baseball career. Parsons (30-38 career record) has earned a 3.49 ERA while allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take NC (-104) and under the total runs
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