SSG Landers vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 5/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Doosan Bears
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-125) Doosan (+105)
Su-Min Jung and the SSG Landers (12-10, 5th in KBO) travel to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Doosan Bears (11-11, 6th in KBO). The Bears open this game at +105 while the Landers are coming in at -125. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Su-Min Jung and Hui-gwan Yu.
The Landers have compiled 25 doubles as a team and have knocked 24 balls out of the park. SSG is slugging .368 and have struck out 166 times, while drawing a walk on 85 occasions. As a team, the SSG Landers are knocking in 4.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 6th in KBO. They have 93 RBI's as well as 173 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is at .236. They have earned 99 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .326.
Shin-Soo Choo is a hitter who should impact this game for SSG. For his professional baseball career, Choo has hit 287 baseballs out of the park while driving in 1,167 runs. His slugging percentage is .449 in addition to earning 3,982 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 10,394 times and has come through with a hit 2,494 times. He has struck out 2,173 times and has gotten a free base on 1,239 occasions, which contributes in part to a .379 on-base %. Choo has hit .281 for his career in baseball, in addition to 1,443 scored runs and an OPS of .826.
The SSG Landers have earned a total of 588 putouts on the year, in addition to 192 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .974 which has them sitting 10th in Korean baseball and have a total of 15 double plays. The Landers have stolen 19 bags and have been thrown out 6 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 24.0%.
The Landers are sitting with a team ERA of 5.23 so far this year (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 175 hitters. Landers pitchers have surrendered 17 long balls and 126 runs in total (2nd in the league). SSG has surrendered 201 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) as well as 114 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.56 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.60.
Jung has taken the mound for 375 frames and has totaled 281 strikeouts thus far in his career. Jung (17-20 career mark) sits with a FIP of 5.85 and he has faced 1,700 opposing batters in baseball. His ERA is 5.25 (219 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.615. He has surrendered 387 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 219 free passes.
Doosan has accumulated 17 HRs for the year as well as 115 runs batted in. The have tallied 28 doubles, while taking a walk 95 times as well as scoring 121 runs. The Doosan Bears have earned an OBP of .368 in addition to a batting average of .286 on the year. The Bears have a team slugging percentage of .393 and they are earning 5.50 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have been rung up on 150 occasions (8th in KBO) and have 223 base knocks.
Jose Miguel Fernandez is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Fernandez has earned a walk 477 times while fanning on 316 plate appearances. His on-base percentage sits at .396 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .846. Over the course of the 4,401 at-bats in his pro career, Fernandez has a batting average of .322 in addition to having 1,416 hits. He has a total of 673 runs in addition to having 673 RBIs. He has gone deep 112 times, as well as 1,982 total bases and a .450 slugging percentage.
The Doosan Bears have turned 27 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in the league). The Bears have recorded 217 assists, 14 errors and have 580 putouts on the campaign. In their 13 chances at stealing a base, they have made it 7 times and been caught 6 times (46.2% caught stealing rate).
The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.538 and have a FIP of 4.33 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.59 (135 strikeouts against 85 walks). They are currently ranked 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 212. They have allowed 16 home runs and they give up 4.33 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Doosan pitching staff have given up 93 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.05 (87 earned runs yielded).
During his career, Yu has allowed 1,583 base knocks while he has accumulated 760 strikeouts in 1,362 innings. He has surrendered a total of 680 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.443 and having a FIP of 4.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.98 and he has faced 5,927 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Yu (97-64 mark in his career) holds a 4.49 earned run average while allowing 10.5 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Doosan (+105) and under 9.5 runs
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