SSG Landers vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 7/8/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-147) Kiwoom (+110)
Eric Jokisch and the Kiwoom Heroes (40-38, 6th in KBO) host the SSG Landers (40-33, 4th in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Thursday. The Heroes open this contest at +110 while the Landers are priced at -147. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Jeung-bin Kim and Eric Jokisch.
The Landers have tallied 109 doubles as a unit and have smacked 104 balls out of the park. SSG has a slugging rate of .425 and have been called out on strikes 539 times, while being walked on 351 occasions. As a team, the SSG Landers are putting up 5.3 runs per game, which puts them at 5th in baseball. They have accrued 370 runs batted in in addition to 664 hits on the year, while their team batting average is at .258. They have notched a total of 396 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .356.
Jamie Romak is a hitter who should impact this game for SSG. In his career, Romak has drilled 383 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 1,247 runs. For his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 8,429 times and has notched a hit 1,886 times. Romak has an average at the plate of .260 for his time in baseball, with 1,165 runs scored and an OPS of .836. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .483 and he has accumulated 3,512 bases. He has struck out 1,940 times and has gotten a free base on 964 occasions, contributing to a .353 on-base percentage.
The SSG Landers have earned 2,002 putouts thus far, as well as 721 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .979 which ranks 8th in KBO and they have turned 72 double plays. The Landers have stolen 49 bases and have been thrown out 23 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 31.9%.
They have a K/BB ratio of 1.54 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.54. Landers pitchers have surrendered 78 home runs in addition to 391 total runs (4th in baseball). SSG has conceded 680 base knocks (9.1 per 9 innings) and 360 earned runs. The Landers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.80 for the season (7th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 553 batters.
Kim has taken the hill for 66 innings and has 63 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 6.55 (48 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.894. He has allowed 59 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) with 66 walks. Kim (1-2 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 7.09 and he has gone up against 324 batters during his time in baseball.
The Heroes hold a slugging % of .385 and they are recording 5.32 runs per game (4th in KBO). They have notched 141 two-baggers, while getting a free base 371 times as well as recording 415 runs. Kiwoom has knocked in 53 home runs this year as well as 389 runs batted in. They have struck out on 592 instances (2nd in the league) and have earned a total of 696 base hits. The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with a team OBP of .357 in addition to a batting average of .261 over the course of the season.
Jung-hoo Lee is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Lee has tallied a walk 255 times while fanning on 234 occasions. His on-base % is .402 and he has earned a career OPS of .874. During the 2,417 official at-bats in his career, Lee has hit .337 in addition to having 815 hits. He has tallied 424 runs and has 321 runs batted in. He has gone yard 32 times, with 1,141 total bases and a .472 slugging percentage.
The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 80 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (9th in KBO). The Heroes have 818 assists, 62 errors and have earned 2,051 putouts on the season. In their 58 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 40 times and been caught 18 times (31.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Heroes have a team WHIP of 1.452 in addition to having a FIP of 4.81 as a pitching staff for the year. They come in at 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 691. The Kiwoom pitching staff have given up 370 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.13 (318 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 1.71 (538 strikeouts against 314 free passes). They have relinquished 65 long balls and they relinquish 4.81 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO).
Jokisch (98-82 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.40 ERA and has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.78 and he has gone up against 6,413 hitters during his career. He has allowed 578 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.258 and a FIP of 4.0. So far in his pro baseball career, Jokisch has conceded 1,498 hits while earning 1,189 strikeouts in 1,531 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SSG (-147)
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