Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos Prediction, 7/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-108) NC (-110)
Min Hyeok Shin and the NC Dinos (36-31, 5th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (40-31, 4th in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Friday. The Lions open this matchup at -108 while the Dinos are priced at -110. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are David Buchanan and Min Hyeok Shin.
As a unit, the Samsung Lions are scoring 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 7th in baseball. They have accumulated 364 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .351. The Lions have recorded 105 two-baggers as a team and have hit 69 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 340 RBI's and 664 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is at .276. Samsung has a slugging percentage of .414 and have struck out 434 times, while being walked on 269 occasions.
Jose Pirela is a batter who should impact this game for Samsung. In his pro baseball career, Pirela has hit 157 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 856 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he came to the plate 7,713 times and has delivered a hit 1,956 times. Pirela has an average at the plate of .283 for his career in baseball, with 1,084 scored runs and an OPS of .772. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .426 and he has racked up 2,946 bases. He has gone down on strikes 1,112 times and has walked on 610 occasions, contributing to a .346 on-base %.
The Samsung Lions have amassed 1,872 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 662 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which puts them in 4th in the league and they have twisted 62 double plays. The Lions have stolen 32 bases and have been thrown out 15 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 31.9%.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.81 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.50. Lions pitchers have given up 72 home runs and also 331 runs in total (7th in the league). Samsung has given up 645 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) in addition to 297 earned runs. The Lions have a team ERA of 4.28 on the season (5th in KBO), and they have rung up 521 hitters.
Buchanan (105-99 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.37 while going up against 7,169 hitters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 1,750 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 515 walks. His ERA is 3.96 (739 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.348. Buchanan has thrown 1,680 innings and has totaled 1,076 K's thus far in his career.
The NC Dinos have accounted for an OBP of .365 and a batting average of .275 for the year. They have been rung up on 502 instances (3rd in the league) and have a total of 657 hits. NC has 98 HRs over the course of the season and 377 RBIs. The Dinos hold a slugging percentage of .452 and they tally 5.77 runs per game (1st in the league). They have hit 114 doubles, while getting a free base 290 times as well as putting up 398 runs.
Aaron Altherr is a hitter who should impact this game for NC. Altherr has recorded a free base 434 times while striking out on 1,253 plate appearances. He has accounted for 673 runs in addition to having 691 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .327 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .758. He has gone deep 152 times, with 1,993 total bases and also a .431 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 4,626 at-bats in his professional career, Altherr has a batting average of .255 in addition to 1,181 base hits.
Out of their 58 chances at getting a steal, they have had success 37 times and been caught 21 times (36.2% caught stealing percentage). The NC Dinos have turned 54 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (6th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have accrued 614 assists, 48 errors and have earned a total of 1,829 putouts this season.
The NC pitching staff have allowed 353 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.74 (321 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 62 homers and they surrender 5.21 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO). The Dinos have a WHIP of 1.540 with a FIP of 5.21 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.71 (520 strikeouts vs 304 walks). They are sitting at 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 634.
In his pro baseball career, Shin has surrendered 129 base knocks while totaling 80 strikeouts in 109 innings pitched. Shin (6-5 record in his career) has earned a 4.87 ERA while giving up 10.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 59 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.514 and a FIP of 5.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.22 and he has gone up against 489 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take NC (-110) and under the total runs
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