SSG Landers vs LG Twins Prediction, 8/10/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs LG Twins
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (+114) LG (-151)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the venue where Casey Kelly and the LG Twins (43-32, 2nd in KBO) will play the SSG Landers (42-36, 4th in KBO) on Tuesday. The Twins open this contest at -151 while the Landers are coming in at +114. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Wilmer Font and Casey Kelly.
SSG has a slugging % of .420 and have been rung up 574 times, while getting the free base on 373 occasions. They have tallied 393 RBI's as well as 702 hits for the season, and their batting average comes in at .257. The Landers have hit 115 doubles as a team and have smacked 107 balls out of the stadium. They have 419 runs and have an on-base percentage of .356. As a unit, the SSG Landers are putting up 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in baseball.
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Shin-Soo Choo is a hitter who can be a difference maker for SSG. For his pro baseball career, Choo has hit 295 balls out of the park while driving in 1,198 runs. His slugging percentage is .449 and he has racked up 4,065 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to the plate 10,621 times and has delivered with a base hit 2,542 times. He has struck out 2,225 times and has walked on 1,282 occasions, contributing to a .380 on-base %. Choo has hit .281 for his career, with 1,471 scored runs and an OPS of .828.
The SSG Landers are sitting with 2,158 putouts so far this season, in addition to 768 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .979 which has them ranked 9th in the league and have earned 75 double plays. The Landers have stolen 53 bases and have been gunned down 25 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 32.1%.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.53 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.54. Landers pitchers have conceded 82 home runs and also 416 total runs (2nd in the league). SSG has surrendered 717 base hits (9.0 per 9 innings) as well as 384 earned runs. The Landers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.81 so far this year (7th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 593 batters.
Font (65-54 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.48 and he has faced 4,739 batters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 970 hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 458 free passes. His ERA is 4.01 (493 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.289. Font has thrown 1,107 frames and has accumulated 1,177 punch outs in his career.
The Twins have a SLG% of .393 and they tally 4.64 runs per outing (8th in the league). The have tallied 114 two-baggers, while taking a walk 341 times and earning 348 runs. LG has recorded 73 home runs on the season to go along with 337 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 450 instances (10th in the league) and have earned 628 base knocks. The LG Twins hold an on-base percentage of .351 as well as a team batting average of .253 so far this year.
Weun-Sung Chae is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Chae has drawn a free base 196 times while fanning on 491 tries. He is sitting with 373 runs and also has 481 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .359 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .811. He has hit a home run 80 times, with 1,224 bases in total and a .452 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,708 at-bats in his professional career, Chae has hit .302 in addition to having 818 base hits.
The LG Twins have turned 86 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Twins have racked up 830 assists, 49 errors and are sitting with 1,990 putouts for the year. Out of their 78 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 57 times and been caught 21 times (26.9% caught stealing percentage).
The LG pitching staff have yielded 304 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.72 (274 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 44 long balls and they allow 4.12 runs per 9 innings (1st in KBO). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.353 and have a FIP of 4.12 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.74 (502 strikeouts vs 288 walks). They come in at 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 609.
During his career, Kelly has given up 1,411 base knocks while he has tallied 1,029 punch outs in 1,356 frames. He has allowed 593 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.325 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 and he has gone up against 5,796 opposing batters in his career. Kelly (81-84 record in his career) holds a 3.93 earned run average while surrendering 9.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SSG (+114)
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