SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/25/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-101) Kia (-131)
Min Jun Choi and the SSG Landers (54-54, 6th in KBO) go to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Kia Tigers (42-62, 9th in KBO). The Landers open this contest at -101 while the Tigers are priced at -131. The total opens at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Min Jun Choi and Daniel Mengden.
As a team, the SSG Landers are compiling 5.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in baseball. They have earned 604 runs scored while having a team OBP of .353. The Landers have hit 165 doubles as a team and have hit 152 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 572 RBI's and 1,043 hits so far this year, and their batting average sits at .263. SSG has a slugging rate of .424 and have been called out on strikes 828 times, while being walked on 495 occasions.
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Ju-hwan Choi is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. For his career, Choi has drilled 84 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 482 runs. For his time in the league, he stepped into the batters box 3,321 times and has come through with a base hit 865 times. Choi has a batting average of .295 in his time in baseball, with 418 runs scored and an OPS of .814. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .453 in addition to earning 1,329 bases. He has fanned 422 times and earned a walk on 279 occasions, which contributes in part to a .361 OBP.
The Landers have swiped 86 bases and have been gunned down 37 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 30.1%. The SSG Landers have earned a total of 3,093 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,109 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .981 which is 5th in the league and they have twisted 97 double plays.
The Landers are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.06 on the season (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 829 hitters. SSG has allowed 1,054 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) as well as 580 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.57 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.53. Landers pitchers have given up 125 home runs in addition to 622 total runs (2nd in KBO).
Choi has taken the hill for 65 innings and has totaled 51 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 6.75 (49 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.883. He has surrendered 81 base knocks (11.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 42 walks. Choi (2-2 career mark) holds a FIP of 6.89 while he has faced 319 hitters during his time in baseball.
The Kia Tigers have accounted for an on-base percentage of .335 as well as a team batting average of .243 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 707 occasions (9th in baseball) and have notched a total of 899 hits. Kia has recorded 52 home runs so far this season as well as 417 RBIs. The Tigers have a SLG% of .333 and they are scoring 3.95 runs per game (10th in the league). The have tallied 138 doubles, while getting a free base 473 times as well as notching 434 runs.
Seon-bin Kim is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. Kim has earned a walk 444 times while going down on strikes on 409 chances. His OBP sits at .373 and he also has a career OPS of .750. Over the course of the 3,942 at-bats in his professional career, Kim has a batting average of .301 in addition to 1,188 base hits. He has a total of 586 runs in addition to having 434 runs batted in. He has gone deep 27 times, with 1,487 bases in total and also a .377 slugging percentage.
In their 102 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 72 times and been caught 30 times (29.4% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 100 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .980 (7th in KBO). The Tigers have 1,045 assists, 80 errors and have a tally of 2,919 putouts on the season.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.531 and have a FIP of 5.54 as a unit on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.47 (727 strikeouts vs 495 free passes). They come in at 7th in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 995. They have relinquished 112 long balls and they give up 5.54 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Kia pitching staff have given up 599 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 5.16 (558 earned runs relinquished).
Mengden (66-54 career mark) holds a 3.70 ERA while allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.02 and he has gone up against 4,185 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 429 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.202 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. So far in his pro baseball career, Mengden has allowed 953 base hits while tallying 908 K's in 1,043 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia (-131) and under the total runs
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