SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 10/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (+110) Kia (-147)
Yeong U Jo and the SSG Landers (62-61, 5th in KBO) travel to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Kia Tigers (52-71, 9th in KBO). The Tigers open this matchup at -147 while the Landers are coming in at +110. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Yeong U Jo and Bo Takahashi.
As a unit, the SSG Landers are putting up 5.2 runs per game, which puts them at 1st in baseball. They have earned a total of 703 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .354. The Landers have tallied 190 doubles as a team and have hit 174 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 662 RBI's as well as 1,197 hits this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .261. SSG is slugging .420 and have struck out 979 times, while getting the free base on 601 occasions.
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Ju-hwan Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. In his career, Choi has slapped 86 balls out of the park while driving in 489 runs. His career slugging percentage is .450 and he has totaled 1,352 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 3,405 times and has delivered with a base hit 879 times. He has gone down on strikes 441 times and has taken a walk on 288 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .359 on-base percentage. Choi has hit .293 in his time in baseball, with 425 runs scored and an OPS of .809.
The Landers have stolen 98 bases and have been thrown out 41 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 29.5%. The SSG Landers have accumulated 3,590 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,313 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which is 5th in KBO and have accumulated 118 double plays.
The Landers have a team ERA of 4.89 this year (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 956 batters. Landers pitchers have allowed 140 home runs and also 695 runs in total (3rd in baseball). SSG has surrendered 1,209 base hits (9.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 650 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.62 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.50.
Cho has pitched in 168 innings and has earned 102 K's so far in his career. Cho (6-13 career record) has earned a FIP of 6.59 while going up against 749 opposing batters in baseball. His earned run average is 6.27 (117 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.607. He has surrendered 211 base hits (11.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 59 walks.
Kia has tallied 61 long balls for the season as well as 510 runs batted in. They have hit 174 two-baggers, while taking a walk 559 times as well as putting up 529 runs. The Kia Tigers have recorded an OBP of .338 and a batting average of .248 so far this year. The Tigers have a slugging percentage of .337 and they have an average of 3.98 runs per outing (10th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 839 occasions (10th in baseball) and have earned a total of 1,105 base hits.
Seon-bin Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Kim has earned a free base 451 times while striking out on 414 chances. He has accounted for 597 runs in addition to having earned 452 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .374 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .754. He has gone yard 29 times, in addition to having 1,530 total bases and a .380 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 4,023 at-bats in his professional career, Kim is sitting with a batting avereage of .303 in addition to 1,219 base knocks.
The Kia Tigers have turned 128 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in KBO). The Tigers have 1,255 assists, 102 errors and have earned a total of 3,516 putouts over the course of the season. In their 128 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 87 times and been caught 41 times (32.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Kia pitching staff have allowed 697 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.96 (646 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 125 dingers and they allow 5.35 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.510 with a FIP of 5.35 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.53 (885 strikeouts vs 580 walks). They are sitting at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,190.
During his pro baseball career, Takahashi has given up 638 base hits while he has totaled 622 K's in 689 innings. Takahashi (44-45 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.25 earned run average while conceding 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 325 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.251 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and he has gone up against 2,905 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SSG (+110)
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