SSG Landers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 6/18/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-160) Hanwha (+150)
See-hwan Chang and the Hanwha Eagles (23-35, 9th in KBO) play the SSG Landers (31-24, 4th in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Friday. The odds on this game have the Landers priced at -160 and the Eagles are at +150. The over/under has been set at 9.0. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Wilmer Font and See-hwan Chang.
SSG is slugging .413 and have been rung up 411 times, while being walked on 249 occasions. They have tallied 260 RBI's as well as 481 hits on the campaign, while their batting average comes in at .255. The Landers have hit 71 doubles as a squad and have knocked 73 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 280 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .350. As a squad, the SSG Landers are recording 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in KBO.
Jamie Romak is a hitter who can be a difference maker for SSG. In his career, Romak has hit 379 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 1,236 runs. His slugging percentage is .484 and he has racked up 3,485 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to the plate 8,343 times and has reached base with a base knock 1,872 times. He has fanned 1,923 times and earned a walk on 948 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .353 OBP. Romak is sitting with a batting avereage of .260 in his time in baseball, in addition to 1,154 runs scored and an OPS of .837.
The SSG Landers have notched a total of 1,480 putouts this season, in addition to 523 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .977 which is 10th in KBO and they have twisted 52 double plays. The Landers have swiped 33 bags and have been thrown out 18 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 35.3%.
The Landers have a team earned run average of 4.80 for the year (8th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 415 hitters. SSG has given up 489 base hits (8.9 per 9 innings) and also 263 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.52 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.55. Landers pitchers have surrendered 54 home runs in addition to 287 runs (4th in the league).
Font (64-53 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.48 while going up against 4,618 opposing batters in baseball. He has given up 949 base hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 450 free passes. His earned run average is 4.00 (479 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.298. Font has pitched in 1,077 innings and is sitting with 1,145 K's so far in his pro career.
Hanwha is sitting with 33 home runs this season in addition to 223 RBIs. They have notched 92 doubles, while walking 261 times as well as earning 242 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have an OBP of .335 as well as a batting average of .238 so far this year. The Eagles hold a slugging percentage of .347 and they have an average of 4.17 runs per game (9th in the league). They have struck out on 522 occasions (1st in baseball) and have recorded 455 base hits.
Si-hwan Noh is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Noh has drawn a free base 75 times while striking out on 254 occasions. He has accrued 93 runs in addition to having 104 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .300 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .681. He has homered 25 times, with 277 total bases and a .381 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 727 at-bats in his professional career, Noh has recorded a batting average of .221 and has racked up 161 hits.
The Hanwha Eagles have twisted 47 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .977 (8th in the league). The Eagles have racked up 491 assists, 47 errors and have earned a total of 1,524 putouts for the season. Out of their 60 chances at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 44 times and been caught 16 times (26.7% caught stealing rate).
The Eagles have a team WHIP of 1.531 and have a FIP of 5.26 as a team on the season. They have a ranking of 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 467. The Hanwha pitching staff have relinquished 297 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.64 (262 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.32 (409 strikeouts vs 311 bases on balls). They have relinquished 51 homers and they give up 5.26 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO).
Thus far in his career, Chang has allowed 641 base hits while tallying 492 punch outs in 566 innings. He has allowed a total of 343 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.752 and a FIP of 4.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.28 and he has gone up against 2,623 opposing batters during his career. Chang (21-56 career mark) has earned a 4.92 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SSG (-160)
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