SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 5/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (+133) Kia (-188)
Wilmer Font and the SSG Landers (18-16, 6th in KBO) travel to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Kia Tigers (15-20, 8th in KBO). The odds on this matchup have the Landers coming in at +133 and the Tigers are at -188. The total is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Wilmer Font and Aaron Brooks.
The Landers have hit 46 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 44 balls out of the stadium. SSG is slugging .402 and have been called out on strikes 272 times, while being walked on 146 occasions. As a team, the SSG Landers are notching 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in the league. They have accrued 149 RBI's as well as 287 base knocks this year, and their batting average is at .247. They have earned 160 runs while holding a team OBP of .342.
Shin-Soo Choo is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Choo is sitting with a batting avereage of .281 in his time in baseball, with 1,446 runs scored and an OPS of .825. He has struck out 2,190 times and has taken a walk on 1,251 occasions, contributing to a .379 OBP. In his professional baseball career, Choo has hit 289 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,172 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .448 in addition to racking up 3,997 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he faced a pitcher 10,450 times and has come through with a base hit 2,502 times.
The Landers have swiped 23 bags and have been gunned down 13 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 36.1%. The SSG Landers have earned 909 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 317 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .972 which has them sitting 10th in KBO and have accumulated 30 double plays.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.58 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.60. Landers pitchers have allowed 32 home runs and also 196 total runs (4th in the league). SSG has yielded 311 base knocks (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 179 earned runs. The Landers hold a team earned run average of 5.32 on the campaign (9th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 273 hitters.
Font (62-53 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.56 while going up against 4,486 hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 925 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) with 443 free passes. His ERA is 4.07 (472 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.311. Font has taken the mound for 1,043 innings and is sitting with 1,100 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
Kia is sitting with 11 home runs on the campaign as well as 138 RBIs. They have hit 45 doubles, while getting a free base 156 times as well as scoring 142 runs. The Kia Tigers have accounted for a team OBP of .345 in addition to a batting average of .252 on the campaign. The Tigers have a SLG% of .329 and they have an average of 4.06 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have been rung up on 240 occasions (7th in KBO) and have earned a total of 304 base hits.
Preston Tucker is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kia. During the 4,509 at-bats in his career, Tucker has accumulated a batting average of .279 and has racked up 1,260 base hits. He has hit a home run 198 times, as well as 2,175 total bases and a .482 slugging percentage. Tucker has drawn a walk 476 times while striking out on 768 plate appearances. He has scored 715 runs and has 796 runs batted in. His OBP is .352 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .834.
Out of their 42 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 32 times and been caught 10 times (23.8% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 32 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in KBO). The Tigers have accrued 352 assists, 21 errors and have a tally of 953 putouts so far this year.
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.630 in addition to having a FIP of 5.67 as a squad so far this season. They come in at 3rd in KBO as a staff in total hits relinquished with 334. The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 200 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.31 (187 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.33 (244 strikeouts vs 183 bases on balls). They have given up 31 dingers and they yield 5.67 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
During his career, Brooks has given up 1,444 hits while he has accumulated 980 K's in 1,283 frames. He has allowed a total of 636 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.320 and having a FIP of 4.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.90 and he has faced 5,422 hitters thus far in his career. Brooks (82-68 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.46 ERA while allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia (-188) and over 9.5 runs
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