SSG Landers vs NC Dinos Prediction, 5/5/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs NC Dinos
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (+180) NC (-220)
Won Seok Oh and the SSG Landers (13-12, 5th in KBO) go to Changwon NC Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the NC Dinos (12-13, 7th in KBO). The Landers open this game at +180 while the Dinos are coming in at -220. The O/U is set at 10. The expected starting pitchers are Won Seok Oh and Drew Rucinski.
As a squad, the SSG Landers are notching 4.5 runs per game, which is 8th in the league. They have earned 113 runs while holding a team OBP of .330. The Landers have compiled 28 doubles as a squad and have knocked 27 balls out of the park. They have 104 runs batted in and 206 hits on the year, while their team batting average is at .241. SSG has a slugging rate of .369 and have struck out 195 times, while drawing a walk on 99 occasions.
Ju-hwan Choi is a hitter who can be a difference maker for SSG. For his pro baseball career, Choi has hit 72 balls out of the park while knocking in 438 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .455 and he has accumulated 1,230 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 3,054 times and has delivered with a base knock 808 times. He has struck out 379 times and has walked on 246 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .361 OBP. Choi has hit .299 for his career, with 387 runs scored and an OPS of .816.
The SSG Landers have accounted for 672 putouts on the year, in addition to 231 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .975 which has them sitting 9th in the league and have accumulated 20 double plays. The Landers have swiped 19 bases and have been caught 7 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 26.9%.
Their K/BB ratio is 1.56 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.59. Landers pitchers have conceded 22 home runs and 145 runs (2nd in the league). SSG has given up 230 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 133 earned runs. The Landers have an earned run average of 5.34 so far this season (9th in the league), and their staff has struck out 197 batters.
Oh has thrown 28 frames and has racked up 32 punch outs so far in his career. Oh (1-1 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 6.59 and he has gone up against 132 opposing hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.71 (15 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.465. He has allowed 29 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 13 walks.
NC has tallied 42 HRs over the course of the season as well as 136 RBIs. They have 34 doubles, while getting a free base 100 times as well as recording 139 runs. The NC Dinos have accumulated an OBP of .357 and a batting average of .264 this year. The Dinos hold a team SLG% of .458 and they average 5.56 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have been rung up on 181 instances (5th in baseball) and have a total of 228 hits.
Aaron Altherr is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. Over the course of the 4,479 at-bats in his MLB career, Altherr has compiled an average at the plate of .255 in addition to 1,144 hits. He has hit it out of the park 145 times, with 1,929 total bases and a .431 slugging %. Altherr has recorded a walk 418 times while fanning on 1,205 chances. He has scored 648 runs in addition to having 671 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .327 and he has a career OPS of .758.
The NC Dinos have turned 18 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .975 (10th in the league). The Dinos have racked up 224 assists, 23 errors and have a tally of 660 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 23 tries at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 12 times and been caught 11 times (47.8% caught stealing percentage).
The Dinos have a WHIP of 1.550 and have a FIP of 5.20 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.71 (185 strikeouts vs 108 walks). They rank 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 233. They have conceded 20 homers and they allow 5.20 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The NC pitching staff have allowed 127 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.46 (109 earned runs yielded).
So far in his pro career, Rucinski has allowed 1,315 base knocks and he has 1,095 punch outs in 1,304 innings. He has allowed a total of 531 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.290 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.98 and he has gone up against 5,176 hitters in his pro baseball career. Rucinski (80-69 mark in his career) holds a 3.66 ERA while allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take NC (-220) and under 10 runs
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