SSG Landers vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 5/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Lotte Giants
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (+205) Lotte (-255)
Jong-hoon Park and the SSG Landers (16-14, 5th in KBO) are headed to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet the Lotte Giants (12-18, 10th in KBO). The moneyline on this game has the Landers priced at +205 and the Giants are at -255. The O/U opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Jong-hoon Park and Enderson Franco.
The Landers have accumulated 39 doubles as a team and have smacked 35 balls out of the stadium. SSG has a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 236 times, while drawing a walk on 122 occasions. As a squad, the SSG Landers are notching 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 8th in KBO. They have recorded 126 RBI's as well as 251 base knocks for the year, while their batting average is sitting at .245. They have notched a total of 137 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .335.
Shin-Soo Choo is a batter who can be a difference maker for SSG. Choo has hit .281 for his career, with 1,444 scored runs and an OPS of .819. He has fanned 2,183 times and has walked on 1,247 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .379 OBP. In his career, Choo has slapped 288 balls out of the park while driving in 1,169 runs. His slugging percentage is .449 and he has accumulated 3,991 bases. For his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 10,430 times and has come through with a hit 2,499 times.
The Landers have swiped 22 bags and have been thrown out 10 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 31.3%. The SSG Landers have notched a total of 804 putouts on the campaign, as well as 286 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .974 which has them sitting 10th in KBO and have a total of 26 double plays.
The Landers have an earned run average of 5.51 this season (10th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 239 batters. Landers pitchers have given up 29 home runs and 177 total runs (2nd in the league). SSG has surrendered 277 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 164 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.57 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.60.
Park (64-62 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 5.08 while going up against 4,150 batters in baseball. He has allowed 923 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 425 walks. His earned run average is 4.59 (476 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.446. Park has pitched in 932 innings and has accounted for 735 K's in his career.
Lotte has knocked in 27 long balls on the season to go along with 159 runs batted in. The have tallied 56 two-baggers, while walking 146 times and racking up 165 runs. The Lotte Giants have earned a team on-base percentage of .367 and a team batting average of .278 over the course of the season. The Giants hold a slugging percentage of .408 and they average 5.50 runs per game (4th in KBO). They have struck out on 223 occasions (4th in baseball) and have a total of 297 hits.
Hoon Chung is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. For the 2,865 official at-bats in his pro career, Chung has a batting average of .275 in addition to having 789 hits. He has gone deep 50 times, as well as 1,120 total bases and a .391 slugging percentage. Chung has tallied a walk 326 times while fanning on 627 tries. He has accounted for 464 runs in addition to having earned 349 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .360 and he also has a career OPS of .751.
The Lotte Giants have turned 26 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (5th in Korean baseball). The Giants have accrued 313 assists, 23 errors and are sitting with 802 putouts on the campaign. In their 40 tries at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 28 times and been caught 12 times (30.0% caught stealing rate).
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.632 and have a FIP of 6.06 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.55 (217 strikeouts vs 140 walks). They rank 2nd in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 296. They have surrendered 30 HR's and they concede 6.06 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Lotte pitching staff have given up 180 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 5.46 (162 earned runs surrendered).
During his career, Franco has allowed 1,115 base hits while he has accumulated 760 strikeouts in 1,002 innings. He has allowed a total of 499 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.420 and a FIP of 5.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.46 and he has faced 4,385 batters in his pro baseball career. Franco (50-61 mark in his career) has a 4.48 earned run average while giving up 10.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SSG (+205)
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