SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 6/15/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-135) Kia (+105)
Tae-yang Lee and the SSG Landers (31-24, 4th in KBO) are headed to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Kia Tigers (23-32, 8th in KBO). The Landers open this game at -135 while the Tigers are priced at +105. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Tae-yang Lee and Eui Lee Lee.
The Landers have accounted for 71 doubles as a team and have hit 73 balls out of the park. SSG is slugging .413 and have been rung up 411 times, while taking a walk on 249 occasions. As a squad, the SSG Landers are knocking in 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in the league. They have accumulated 260 runs batted in in addition to 481 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average comes in at .255. They have a total of 280 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .350.
Shin-Soo Choo is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. Choo has hit .281 for his baseball career, with 1,456 scored runs and an OPS of .829. He has gone down on strikes 2,204 times and has taken a walk on 1,271 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .380 on-base percentage. In his professional baseball career, Choo has slapped 292 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 1,186 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .450 and he has a total of 4,034 bases. In his time in the Majors, he faced a pitcher 10,531 times and has come through with a base hit 2,525 times.
The Landers have swiped 33 bases and have been caught 18 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 35.3%. The SSG Landers have earned 1,480 putouts this season, in addition to 523 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .977 which ranks 10th in Korean baseball and they have turned 52 double plays.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.52 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.55. Landers pitchers have conceded 54 long balls and 287 total runs (4th in baseball). SSG has yielded 489 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) in addition to 263 earned runs. The Landers have compiled a team ERA of 4.80 for the season (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 415 hitters.
Lee has taken the ball for 556 innings and has accumulated 393 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 0.00 (324 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.398. He has surrendered 635 base knocks (9.5 hits per nine innings) with 197 free passes. Lee (23-36 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 0.00 while he has faced 2,463 opposing hitters in baseball.
The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .335 and they average 4.09 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They hit 70 doubles, while walking 255 times as well as putting up 225 runs. Kia has recorded 20 home runs this season in addition to 218 RBIs. They have struck out on 359 instances (10th in KBO) and have earned 484 hits. The Kia Tigers have earned an OBP of .352 and a batting average of .256 so far this season.
Preston Tucker is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kia. Over the course of the 4,584 at-bats in his pro career, Tucker is sitting with a batting avereage of .279 with 1,277 base knocks. He has hit a home run 200 times, as well as 2,200 bases in total and also a .480 slugging percentage. Tucker has drawn a free base 489 times while fanning on 783 occasions. He has recorded 723 runs in addition to having earned 805 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .352 and he has a lifetime OPS of .832.
The Kia Tigers have turned 52 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in KBO). The Tigers have racked up 543 assists, 34 errors and have notched a total of 1,478 putouts so far this season. Out of their 58 attempts at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 42 times and been caught 16 times (27.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.636 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.79 as a staff this year. They rank 4th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 525. The Kia pitching staff have relinquished 317 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 5.47 (299 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.37 (383 strikeouts against 280 free passes). They have allowed 53 homers and they concede 5.79 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Lee (2-2 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.50 earned run average and has given up 7.2 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.70 and he has faced 214 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 25 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.400 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. In his pro career, Lee has surrendered 40 base knocks while accumulating 51 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SSG (-135)
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