SSG Landers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 9/11/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (+157) KT (-212)
Tae-yang Lee and the SSG Landers (51-48, 5th in KBO) go to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday where they'll take on the KT Wiz (59-39, 1st in KBO). The Landers open this matchup at +157 while the Wiz are coming in at -212. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Tae-yang Lee and Young-pyo Ko.
As a team, the SSG Landers are putting up 5.3 runs/g, which ranks them 3rd in the league. They have tallied 541 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .353. The Landers have recorded 151 doubles as a team and have smacked 140 balls out of the park. They have 511 RBI's and 908 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is sitting at .259. SSG has a slugging % of .427 and have struck out 745 times, while taking a walk on 454 occasions.
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Ju-hwan Choi is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. Choi has compiled an average at the plate of .295 for his career in baseball, with 414 runs scored and an OPS of .815. He has gone down on strikes 413 times and has gotten a free base on 273 occasions, which has contributed to a .361 on-base %. For his pro baseball career, Choi has hit 83 balls out of the park while driving in 474 runs. His career slugging percentage is .454 in addition to earning 1,309 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 3,265 times and has delivered with a hit 850 times.
The Landers have stolen 71 bags and have been thrown out 31 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 30.4%. The SSG Landers have accounted for 2,754 putouts on the year, as well as 992 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .980 which is 6th in KBO and they have turned 87 double plays.
The Landers have a team earned run average of 4.89 this season (8th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 751 hitters. Landers pitchers have given up 108 long balls and 538 runs in total (3rd in baseball). SSG has surrendered 921 hits (9.0 per 9 innings) as well as 499 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.60 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.52.
Lee has taken the mound for 605 innings and has racked up 424 K's in his career. His ERA is 3.73 (353 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.287. He has allowed 687 hits (6.4 hits per nine innings) and has 210 walks. Lee (24-41 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.03 while facing 2,670 hitters in baseball.
The KT Wiz have a team on-base percentage of .363 as well as a batting average of .271 this year. They have been rung up on 734 occasions (4th in the league) and have notched a total of 914 hits. KT has accumulated 84 home runs on the campaign as well as 512 RBIs. The Wiz have a team SLG% of .398 and they tally 5.47 runs per game (1st in baseball). They have hit 158 two-baggers, while taking a walk 455 times and putting up 547 runs.
Baek-ho Kang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. During the 1,821 at-bats in his career, Kang has hit .330 with 601 base knocks. He has gone deep 79 times, with 976 bases in total and also a .536 slugging percentage. Kang has tallied a walk 246 times while going down on strikes on 365 plate appearances. He has amassed 331 runs and has 324 runs batted in. His on-base % is .409 and he also has a career OPS of .945.
In their 85 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 67 times and been caught 18 times (21.2% caught stealing rate). The KT Wiz have turned 93 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (7th in KBO). The Wiz have recorded 1,016 assists, 76 errors and have a tally of 2,643 putouts over the course of the season.
The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.352 in addition to having a FIP of 4.41 as a team for the season. They are sitting at 9th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 824. The KT pitching staff have allowed 432 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.92 (384 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.04 (749 strikeouts vs 367 walks). They have allowed 63 dingers and they allow 4.41 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
So far in his pro baseball career, Ko has given up 571 base hits while he has tallied 461 punch outs in 510 innings pitched. He has conceded 276 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.318 and having a FIP of 5.3. His K/BB ratio is 4.56 and he has gone up against 2,210 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Ko (28-33 career record) has earned a 4.87 ERA while allowing 10.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SSG (+157)
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