SSG Landers vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 5/13/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-105) Lotte (-115)
Sae-woong Park and the Lotte Giants (12-19, 10th in KBO) play the SSG Landers (17-14, 5th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Thursday. The Giants open this matchup at -115 while the Landers are priced at -105. The O/U opens at 10. The pitchers who are expected to start are Wilmer Font and Sae-woong Park.
SSG has a slugging % of .395 and have been called out on strikes 245 times, while being walked on 126 occasions. They have compiled 133 RBI's and 260 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average is .246. The Landers have recorded 40 two-baggers as a team and have hit 39 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 144 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .336. As a team, the SSG Landers are earning 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 7th in the league.
Jamie Romak is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. Romak has a batting average of .260 for his time in baseball, with 1,139 runs scored and an OPS of .838. He has fanned 1,905 times and has taken a walk on 931 occasions, contributing to a .353 on-base percentage. In his professional baseball career, Romak has hit 374 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,223 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .485 and he has accumulated 3,447 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 8,238 times and has delivered a base knock 1,851 times.
The SSG Landers have amassed 831 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 295 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .974 which puts them in 10th in the league and have accumulated 27 double plays. The Landers have swiped 23 bases and have been thrown out 11 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 32.4%.
The Landers hold a team ERA of 5.52 so far this year (10th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 245 batters. Landers pitchers have yielded 30 home runs in addition to 183 total runs (2nd in baseball). SSG has surrendered 286 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) and 170 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 1.51 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.62.
Font (62-53 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.56 while he has faced 4,460 hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 919 base hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 442 walks. His ERA is 4.07 (469 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.312. Font has pitched in 1,037 frames and has earned 1,091 K's in his pro baseball career.
Lotte has recorded 28 home runs over the course of the season as well as 165 runs batted in. They have hit 58 two-baggers, while taking a walk 156 times as well as putting up 171 runs. The Lotte Giants have an on-base percentage of .369 and a batting average of .277 for the season. The Giants have a team slugging % of .408 and they average 5.52 runs per outing (4th in baseball). They have struck out on 229 occasions (4th in baseball) and have totaled 306 base hits.
Jun-woo Jeon is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. During the 4,644 at-bats in his career, Jeon is sitting with a batting avereage of .293 in addition to having 1,360 hits. He has gone yard 163 times, in addition to having 2,155 bases in total and also a .464 slugging percentage. Jeon has drawn a free base 433 times while striking out on 807 tries. He is sitting with 772 runs and also has 672 RBIs. His OBP is .360 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .824.
The Lotte Giants have turned 27 double plays and have a fielding rate of .980 (5th in Korean baseball). The Giants have accrued 322 assists, 24 errors and have accounted for 829 putouts on the season. In their 40 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 28 times and been caught 12 times (30.0% caught stealing rate).
The Lotte pitching staff have relinquished 187 runs for the season while having an ERA of 5.51 (169 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 34 dingers and they allow 6.09 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.626 and are the owners of a FIP of 6.09 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.57 (226 strikeouts vs 144 walks). They are sitting at 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 305.
So far in his pro career, Park has allowed 687 hits while he has tallied 466 K's in 598 innings. Park (33-41 career record) has earned a 4.78 earned run average while allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 335 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.425 and a FIP of 5.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 and he has gone up against 2,670 opposing batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SSG (-105)
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