Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos Prediction, 5/26/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (+117) NC (-161)
Jeong-hyeon Paek and the Samsung Lions (24-18, 2nd in KBO) are headed to Changwon NC Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the NC Dinos (21-20, 7th in KBO). The Lions open this contest at +117 while the Dinos are priced at -161. The over/under has been set at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jeong-hyeon Paek and Min Hyeok Shin.
The Lions have tallied 60 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 39 balls out of the park. Samsung has a slugging % of .404 and have struck out 265 times, while getting the free base on 167 occasions. As a squad, the Samsung Lions are notching 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in KBO. They have accounted for 195 runs batted in in addition to 372 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .267. They have 211 runs scored while having a team OBP of .347.
Hae-Min Park is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. Park has accrued an average at the plate of .287 for his career, in addition to 653 scored runs and an OPS of .741. He has struck out 616 times and has gotten a free base on 366 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .352 on-base %. In his career, Park has hit 39 balls out of the park while knocking in 381 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .389 in addition to racking up 1,435 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 4,206 times and has delivered a base hit 1,057 times.
The Lions have swiped 20 bases and have been thrown out 12 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 37.5%. The Samsung Lions have a total of 1,109 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 368 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which is 2nd in Korean baseball and have a total of 29 double plays.
The Lions have a team earned run average of 4.34 so far this season (4th in the league), and their staff has rung up 332 hitters. Samsung has yielded 385 hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 178 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.13 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Lions pitchers have surrendered 41 home runs and also 202 runs (7th in the league).
Paek has taken the ball for 717 frames and has earned 596 strikeouts thus far in his career. Paek (39-38 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 5.33 while facing 3,181 batters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.89 (390 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.498. He has surrendered 786 base knocks (9.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 289 walks.
The NC Dinos hold an OBP of .368 as well as a batting average of .276 on the season. They have been rung up on 283 occasions (6th in baseball) and have totaled 396 base knocks. NC has hit 63 home runs so far this season to go along with 232 runs batted in. The Dinos have a team slugging % of .459 and they score 5.83 runs per game (1st in baseball). They have hit 64 doubles, while getting a free base 175 times as well as scoring 239 runs.
Ui-ji Yang is a hitter who should impact this game for NC. Yang has earned a free base 464 times while fanning on 550 occasions. His OBP sits at .390 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .892. During the 4,259 official at-bats in his pro career, Yang has an average at the plate of .309 in addition to 1,315 hits. He has accounted for 649 runs and also has 776 runs batted in. He has gone yard 187 times, as well as 2,136 bases in total and a .502 slugging percentage.
The NC Dinos have turned 34 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .976 (8th in KBO). The Dinos have 361 assists, 35 errors and have amassed 1,079 putouts this year. Of their 33 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 20 times and been caught 13 times (39.4% caught stealing rate).
The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.553 and have a FIP of 5.18 as a squad over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.75 (312 strikeouts against 178 bases on balls). They rank 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 380. They have conceded 31 homers and they surrender 5.18 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The NC pitching staff have given up 207 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.48 (179 earned runs given up).
Shin (6-3 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.34 earned run average while giving up 10.1 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 and he has gone up against 340 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 37 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.435 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. So far in his pro career, Shin has conceded 86 base knocks while accumulating 57 punch outs in 76 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take NC (-161)
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