SSG Landers vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 4/24/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-130) Kiwoom (+110)
Wilmer Font and the SSG Landers (8-7, 5th in KBO) are headed to Gocheok Sky Dome on Saturday where they'll meet the Kiwoom Heroes (5-11, 10th in KBO). The Landers open this contest at -130 while the Heroes are priced at +110. The total opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Wilmer Font and Won-tae Choi.
SSG has a slugging percentage of .393 and have struck out 115 times, while drawing a walk on 57 occasions. They have accumulated 58 runs batted in as well as 118 hits on the season, while their team batting average is at .240. The Landers have accounted for 18 doubles as a squad and have hit 19 balls out of the park. They have tallied 61 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .331. As a unit, the SSG Landers are recording 4.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 10th in baseball.
Shin-Soo Choo is a batter who should impact this game for SSG. For his professional baseball career, Choo has hit 287 baseballs out of the park while driving in 1,164 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 10,362 times and has delivered a base hit 2,489 times. Choo is sitting with a batting avereage of .281 in his time in baseball, with 1,436 runs scored and an OPS of .827. He has earned a slugging percentage of .450 in addition to having tallied 3,977 bases. He has struck out 2,167 times and has been walked on 1,233 occasions, contributing to a .379 OBP.
The SSG Landers have earned a total of 399 putouts this season, in addition to 120 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .966 which ranks 10th in the league and have 9 double plays. The Landers have stolen 11 bases and have been gunned down 3 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 21.4%.
The Landers have compiled a team earned run average of 5.08 for the year (8th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 116 batters. Landers pitchers have yielded 14 home runs and also 85 total runs (2nd in the league). SSG has given up 129 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) in addition to 75 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.51 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.55.
Font (62-53 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.56 while he has faced 4,437 batters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 913 base knocks (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 441 free passes. His ERA is 4.07 (466 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.312. Font has thrown 1,031 innings and has racked up 1,086 K's so far in his pro career.
The Heroes have a slugging percentage of .331 and they average 4.25 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have recorded 33 doubles, while taking a walk 69 times and recording 68 runs. Kiwoom has a total of 6 HRs so far this season as well as 58 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 136 occasions (1st in baseball) and have a total of 124 hits. The Kiwoom Heroes hold an on-base percentage of .322 and a batting average of .227 for the year.
David Freitas is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kiwoom. Freitas has tallied a free base 367 times while striking out on 551 attempts. His on-base rate is .368 and he has a career OPS of .797. In the 3,005 at-bats in his professional career, Freitas has an average at the plate of .284 with 854 base hits. He has tallied 416 runs and also has 461 runs batted in. He has gone deep 75 times, as well as 1,288 total bases and also a .429 slugging percentage.
Out of their 13 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 9 times and been caught 4 times (30.8% caught stealing percentage). The Kiwoom Heroes have twisted 17 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (8th in Korean baseball). The Heroes have recorded 169 assists, 14 errors and have earned 435 putouts over the course of the season.
The Heroes have a WHIP of 1.648 and are the owners of a FIP of 6.08 as a team for the year. They are currently ranked 1st in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 164. The Kiwoom pitching staff have relinquished 98 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 5.34 (86 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.51 (113 strikeouts against 75 walks). They have conceded 10 dingers and they yield 6.08 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO).
In his pro career, Choi has conceded 697 base knocks while he has accumulated 452 punch outs in 626 frames. Choi (44-29 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.47 ERA while conceding 10.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 311 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.387 and having a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 and he has gone up against 2,724 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom (+110)
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