SSG Landers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/26/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs KT Wiz
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-107) KT (-128)
Su-Min Jung and the SSG Landers (23-17, 1st in KBO) go to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the KT Wiz (22-18, 3rd in KBO). The Wiz open this matchup at -128 while the Landers are priced at -107. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Su-Min Jung and Min-soo Kim.
As a unit, the SSG Landers are knocking in 5.1 runs per game, which is 5th in baseball. They have 203 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .348. The Landers have accrued 56 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 52 balls out of the park. They have accrued 187 runs batted in as well as 353 base knocks this season, while their batting average comes in at .257. SSG has a slugging % of .415 and have struck out 307 times, while drawing a walk on 171 occasions.
Shin-Soo Choo is a hitter who can be a difference maker for SSG. Choo has hit .281 for his career, with 1,450 scored runs and an OPS of .828. He has been struck out 2,194 times and has taken a walk on 1,255 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .379 OBP. For his career, Choo has hit 290 balls out of the park while driving in 1,180 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .449 and he has totaled 4,009 bases. For his career, he stepped into the batters box 10,474 times and has notched a base hit 2,509 times.
The Landers have stolen 28 bases and have been caught 14 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 33.3%. The SSG Landers have earned 1,071 putouts thus far, in addition to 377 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .974 which has them sitting 10th in the league and have earned 36 double plays.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.48 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.60. Landers pitchers have yielded 39 long balls and 222 total runs (3rd in baseball). SSG has yielded 366 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) in addition to 202 earned runs. The Landers hold a team ERA of 5.09 for the season (8th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 304 hitters.
Jung has taken the hill for 385 frames and has racked up 286 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Jung (18-20 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.75 while he has gone up against 1,741 batters in baseball. His earned run average is 5.17 (221 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.608. He has surrendered 392 base hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 227 free passes.
The KT Wiz hold an OBP of .378 in addition to a batting average of .279 so far this year. They have struck out on 309 occasions (3rd in KBO) and have earned 379 hits. KT has a total of 27 long balls for the year to go along with 206 RBIs. The Wiz have a team slugging percentage of .393 and they are scoring 5.58 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have recorded 64 doubles, while taking a walk 207 times as well as recording 223 runs.
Zoilo Almonte is a batter who should impact this game for KT. Almonte has drawn a free base 537 times while striking out on 1,285 plate appearances. His OBP sits at .345 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .785. For the 5,928 at-bats in his professional career, Almonte has accrued an average at the plate of .284 in addition to having 1,682 hits. He has scored 772 runs and also has 870 RBIs. He has gone deep 186 times, with 2,606 total bases and a .440 slugging %.
The KT Wiz have turned 34 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .975 (9th in KBO). The Wiz have racked up 424 assists, 38 errors and have earned a total of 1,050 putouts for the year. Out of their 40 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 30 times and been caught 10 times (25.0% caught stealing rate).
The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.431 and have a FIP of 4.76 as a team this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.80 (286 strikeouts against 159 bases on balls). They rank 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 342. They have relinquished 28 long balls and they allow 4.76 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO). The KT pitching staff have relinquished 185 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.09 (159 earned runs conceded).
Kim (14-15 career record) is the owner of a 5.48 ERA while giving up 11.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.99 and he has gone up against 1,099 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 146 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.650 and having a FIP of 6.2. So far in his pro career, Kim has conceded 311 base knocks while he has earned 169 strikeouts in 240 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SSG (-107)
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