SSG Landers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 5/29/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-152) Hanwha (+137)
Dong Hyun Bae and the Hanwha Eagles (18-25, 9th in KBO) play the SSG Landers (24-18, 1st in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Saturday. The Eagles open this contest at +137 while the Landers are priced at -152. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Seung-Won Moon and Dong Hyun Bae.
SSG is slugging .411 and have struck out 327 times, while taking a walk on 186 occasions. They have compiled 201 runs batted in in addition to 372 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .256. The Landers have hit 61 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 53 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 217 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .349. As a squad, the SSG Landers are putting up 5.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 5th in KBO.
Jeong Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. In his professional baseball career, Choi has hit 379 baseballs over the fence while driving in 1,212 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .527 in addition to having tallied 3,289 bases. For his time in baseball, he faced a pitcher 7,453 times and has delivered with a hit 1,804 times. He has fanned 1,411 times and has been walked on 801 occasions, which contributes in part to a .390 on-base %. Choi has accumulated a batting average of .289 for his time in baseball, in addition to 1,133 scored runs and an OPS of .917.
The SSG Landers have accounted for 1,135 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 400 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .974 which has them sitting 10th in Korean baseball and have a total of 39 double plays. The Landers have swiped 28 bags and have been gunned down 14 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 33.3%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.49 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.60. Landers pitchers have yielded 41 long balls in addition to 233 total runs (3rd in the league). SSG has yielded 390 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 213 earned runs. The Landers have a team earned run average of 5.07 so far this year (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 322 batters.
Moon has taken the ball for 730 innings and has earned 518 strikeouts so far in his pro career. Moon (36-43 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.92 while he has faced 3,154 batters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 4.54 (368 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.373. He has surrendered 779 base knocks (9.6 hits per 9 innings) with 223 walks.
Hanwha has 21 home runs on the campaign as well as 173 RBIs. They have 65 doubles, while getting a free base 190 times and putting up 187 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have recorded a team OBP of .334 in addition to a team batting average of .241 on the year. The Eagles hold a slugging % of .339 and they are recording 4.35 runs per game (9th in the league). They have been rung up on 392 occasions (1st in baseball) and have tallied 342 base knocks.
Joo-Suk Ha is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. Over the course of the 1,901 official at-bats in his pro career, Ha has hit .267 in addition to 508 hits. He has homered 36 times, with 722 total bases and a .380 slugging percentage. Ha has drawn a free base 111 times while being called out on strikes on 494 plate appearances. He has compiled 262 runs and notched 224 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .315 and he has earned a career OPS of .695.
The Hanwha Eagles have twisted 34 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .978 (7th in KBO). The Eagles have recorded 367 assists, 33 errors and have accounted for 1,128 putouts for the year. Out of their 43 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 36 times and been caught 7 times (16.3% caught stealing rate).
The Hanwha pitching staff have relinquished 217 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.57 (191 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 38 long balls and they concede 5.19 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Eagles have a WHIP of 1.492 in addition to having a FIP of 5.19 as a unit for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.35 (304 strikeouts vs 226 walks). They are sitting at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 335.
Bae (0-2 career mark) holds a 4.94 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.64 and he has faced 111 hitters during his career. He has allowed 13 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.563 and having a FIP of 5.7. So far in his career, Bae has surrendered 23 base hits while tallying 9 strikeouts in 23 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha (+137)
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