SSG Landers vs LG Twins Prediction, 10/5/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs LG Twins
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (+145) LG (-196)
Min Ho Lee and the LG Twins (63-49, 2nd in KBO) host the SSG Landers (56-58, 7th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday. The Twins open this matchup at -196 while the Landers are coming in at +145. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Min Jun Choi and Min Ho Lee.
As a unit, the SSG Landers are compiling 5.2 runs per outing, which is 3rd in the league. They have 645 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .353. The Landers have hit 174 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 162 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 608 RBI's as well as 1,117 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is .262. SSG has a slugging percentage of .421 and have been called out on strikes 901 times, while drawing a walk on 543 occasions.
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Jeong Choi is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. Choi has earned a batting average of .288 in his time in baseball, in addition to 1,183 scored runs and an OPS of .918. He has struck out 1,463 times and has walked on 840 occasions, which has contributed to a .390 on-base percentage. In his career, Choi has hit 398 balls out of the park while driving in 1,270 runs. His slugging percentage is .528 in addition to having tallied 3,425 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 7,761 times and has come through with a hit 1,872 times.
The Landers have stolen 94 bases and have been gunned down 39 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 29.3%. The SSG Landers have 3,327 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,206 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .981 which has them sitting 5th in the league and have a total of 108 double plays.
The Landers have a team earned run average of 5.05 for the season (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 887 batters. Landers pitchers have yielded 136 home runs and 666 runs (2nd in baseball). SSG has given up 1,132 base knocks (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 622 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.57 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.53.
Choi has taken the hill for 70 innings and has totaled 51 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 7.04 (55 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.848. He has allowed 86 hits (11.0 hits per nine innings) with 44 free passes. Choi (2-3 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 7.17 and he has gone up against 341 batters during his time in baseball.
The Twins hold a team SLG% of .384 and they average 4.62 runs per game (8th in baseball). The have tallied 187 two-baggers, while getting a free base 485 times as well as scoring 545 runs. LG has recorded 98 HRs so far this season and 519 RBIs. They have struck out on 735 occasions (10th in baseball) and have totaled 999 base hits. The LG Twins hold an OBP of .346 in addition to a batting average of .256 this season.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter who can be a difference maker for LG. Yoo has earned a walk 161 times while going down on strikes on 484 attempts. He is sitting with 276 runs and also has 394 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .332 and he has a lifetime OPS of .762. He has gone yard 93 times, as well as 1,074 total bases and also a .430 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,495 at-bats in his professional career, Yoo has earned a batting average of .270 with 674 hits.
In their 114 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 80 times and been caught 34 times (29.8% caught stealing rate). The LG Twins have twisted 131 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in Korean baseball). The Twins have 1,240 assists, 78 errors and have 3,124 putouts on the campaign.
The LG pitching staff have surrendered 477 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.71 (429 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 70 long balls and they relinquish 4.12 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.328 and have a FIP of 4.12 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.87 (856 strikeouts vs 458 walks). They are sitting at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 925.
In his pro baseball career, Lee has conceded 166 base hits while accumulating 146 punch outs in 191 innings. Lee (11-12 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.01 earned run average and has given up 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 85 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.267 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.92 and he has gone up against 815 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SSG (+145)
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