SSG Landers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 6/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (+134) Hanwha (-188)
Hanwha Life Eagles Park is the venue where Min-woo Kim and the Hanwha Eagles (25-36, 9th in KBO) will take on the SSG Landers (33-25, 4th in KBO) on Saturday. The Eagles open this contest at -188 while the Landers are coming in at +134. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Yeong-Woo Cho and Min-woo Kim.
The Landers have accumulated 78 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 77 balls out of the park. SSG is slugging .413 and have been called out on strikes 432 times, while taking a walk on 268 occasions. As a squad, the SSG Landers are notching 5.1 runs per outing, which ranks them 5th in KBO. They have accrued 276 runs batted in in addition to 504 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .254. They have a total of 296 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .351.
Jeong Choi is a batter who can be a difference maker for SSG. For his professional baseball career, Choi has hit 383 baseballs over the fence while driving in 1,223 runs. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to bat 7,514 times and has delivered with a hit 1,816 times. Choi has earned a batting average of .289 for his time in baseball, with 1,140 scored runs and an OPS of .917. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .527 in addition to having tallied 3,314 bases. He has struck out 1,417 times and has taken a walk on 808 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .390 OBP.
The Landers have stolen 33 bases and have been thrown out 19 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 36.5%. The SSG Landers have 1,558 putouts so far this season, in addition to 547 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .977 which ranks 10th in KBO and they have turned 54 double plays.
The Landers hold a team earned run average of 4.66 this season (7th in KBO), and their staff has rung up 434 batters. SSG has allowed 509 hits (8.8 per 9 innings) and 269 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.53 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.53. Landers pitchers have surrendered 55 home runs and 293 runs in total (4th in the league).
Cho has thrown 132 innings and has tallied 82 punch outs in his career. Cho (4-12 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 7.09 and he has gone up against 602 opposing hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 6.89 (101 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.689. He has given up 175 base hits (11.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 48 free passes.
Hanwha has recorded 36 home runs so far this year to go along with 236 runs batted in. The have tallied 100 two-baggers, while taking a walk 272 times as well as scoring 257 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have accounted for an OBP of .336 as well as a batting average of .241 for the season. The Eagles hold a team slugging percentage of .352 and they have an average of 4.21 runs per game (9th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 553 occasions (1st in KBO) and have 483 base hits.
Joo-Suk Ha is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. During the 1,973 at-bats in his pro career, Ha has hit .269 and has racked up 530 base knocks. He has homered 37 times, with 757 bases in total and also a .384 slugging %. Ha has drawn a walk 116 times while going down on strikes on 513 plate appearances. He has tallied 270 runs in addition to having 230 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .316 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .700.
Of their 63 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 46 times and been caught 17 times (27.0% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 49 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .978 (8th in the league). The Eagles have recorded 523 assists, 48 errors and are sitting with 1,605 putouts this season.
The Eagles have a WHIP of 1.529 in addition to having a FIP of 5.27 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.34 (432 strikeouts against 322 bases on balls). They come in at 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 496. They have conceded 56 long balls and they relinquish 5.27 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO). The Hanwha pitching staff have surrendered 313 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.68 (278 earned runs yielded).
Kim (20-36 career win-loss record) has a 5.70 ERA while conceding 9.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.61 and he has faced 2,095 batters thus far in his career. He has allowed a total of 289 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.592 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.3. In his career, Kim has conceded 498 hits while he has earned 366 K's in 456 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha (-188)
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