SSG Landers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/27/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-123) KT (-112)
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the site where Min-soo Kim and the KT Wiz (22-18, 3rd in KBO) will play the SSG Landers (23-17, 1st in KBO) on Thursday. The Landers open this game at -123 while the Wiz are coming in at -112. The over/under opens at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Su-Min Jung and Min-soo Kim.
The Landers have earned 56 doubles as a unit and have hit 52 balls out of the park. SSG is slugging .415 and have been rung up 307 times, while drawing a walk on 171 occasions. As a squad, the SSG Landers are earning 5.1 runs per outing, which puts them at 5th in KBO. They have earned 187 runs batted in in addition to 353 hits on the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .257. They have tallied 203 runs and have an OBP of .348.
Jamie Romak is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. For his pro baseball career, Romak has hit 375 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 1,227 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .484 in addition to racking up 3,459 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped into the batters box 8,275 times and has notched a hit 1,860 times. He has fanned 1,912 times and has been walked on 938 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .354 OBP. Romak has hit .261 for his career in baseball, with 1,144 scored runs and an OPS of .838.
The Landers have stolen 28 bases and have been thrown out 14 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 33.3%. The SSG Landers have amassed 1,071 putouts this year, in addition to 377 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .974 which ranks 10th in Korean baseball and they have turned 36 double plays.
The Landers are sitting with a team ERA of 5.09 over the course of the season (8th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 304 hitters. SSG has allowed 366 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and 202 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.48 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.60. Landers pitchers have yielded 39 long balls and 222 total runs (3rd in baseball).
Jung (18-20 career record) has a FIP of 5.75 while facing 1,741 batters in baseball. He has allowed 392 base knocks (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 227 walks. His ERA is 5.17 (221 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.608. Jung has taken the hill for 385 frames and has totaled 286 strikeouts in his career.
KT has accounted for 27 home runs for the season and 206 runs batted in. They have recorded 64 doubles, while taking a walk 207 times and putting up 223 runs. The KT Wiz have an on-base percentage of .378 and a batting average of .279 for the season. The Wiz hold a team slugging percentage of .393 and they earn 5.58 runs per game (3rd in KBO). They have struck out on 309 occasions (3rd in baseball) and have earned 379 base hits.
Baek-ho Kang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Kang has drawn a walk 201 times while going down on strikes on 328 chances. He has tallied 293 runs and notched 280 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .400 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .925. He has homered 70 times, with 851 total bases and a .525 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 1,620 official at-bats in his career, Kang has compiled an average at the plate of .325 in addition to having 526 base hits.
The KT Wiz have turned 34 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .975 (9th in Korean baseball). The Wiz have recorded 424 assists, 38 errors and have earned 1,050 putouts over the course of the season. Of their 40 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 30 times and been caught 10 times (25.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Wiz have a team WHIP of 1.431 in addition to having a FIP of 4.76 as a unit over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.80 (286 strikeouts vs 159 walks). They are currently ranked 9th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 342. They have allowed 28 dingers and they yield 4.76 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The KT pitching staff have relinquished 185 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.09 (159 earned runs conceded).
So far in his career, Kim has surrendered 311 base knocks while earning 169 punch outs in 240 frames. He has allowed a total of 146 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.650 and a FIP of 6.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.99 and he has gone up against 1,099 batters during his pro baseball career. Kim (14-15 mark in his career) has a 5.48 earned run average while giving up 11.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SSG (-123)
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