SSG Landers vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 4/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Samsung Lions
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (+140) Samsung (-165)
Geun-wook Lee and the SSG Landers (6-6, 7th in KBO) travel to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Samsung Lions (7-6, 3rd in KBO). The Landers open this matchup at +140 while the Lions are priced at -165. The total is set at 10. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Geun-wook Lee and David Buchanan.
SSG has a slugging percentage of .379 and have been called out on strikes 89 times, while taking a walk on 42 occasions. They have accrued 41 RBI's in addition to 90 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate sits at .232. The Landers have hit 15 doubles as a squad and have knocked 14 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 43 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .321. As a unit, the SSG Landers are knocking in 3.6 runs per outing, which has them at 10th in the league.
Ju-hwan Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Choi has accumulated a batting average of .298 for his time in baseball, with 384 runs scored and an OPS of .813. He has fanned 377 times and has gotten a free base on 243 occasions, which contributes in part to a .359 OBP. In his professional baseball career, Choi has hit 71 baseballs over the fence while driving in 429 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .454 and he has accumulated 1,215 bases. For his time in the league, he came to the plate 3,024 times and also came through with a base hit 798 times.
The SSG Landers have earned a total of 321 putouts for the season, in addition to 100 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .975 which has them sitting 9th in KBO and they have twisted 7 double plays. The Landers have stolen 8 bases and have been thrown out 3 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 27.3%.
The Landers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.71 for the season (7th in the league), and their staff has rung up 98 batters. SSG has allowed 98 hits (8.2 per 9 innings) and also 56 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.81 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.42. Landers pitchers have yielded 8 home runs and also 62 runs (4th in baseball).
Lee has pitched in 130 innings and has 95 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 6.23 (90 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.623. He has given up 116 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) with 95 walks. Lee (6-12 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 6.23 while he has faced 591 opposing hitters during his time in baseball.
The Samsung Lions have accumulated a team OBP of .349 in addition to a batting average of .261 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 83 instances (8th in KBO) and are sitting with 110 hits. Samsung has recorded 8 long balls for the year and 54 RBIs. The Lions have a SLG% of .372 and they earn 4.38 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have 19 doubles, while taking a walk 56 times as well as putting up 57 runs.
Ja-wook Koo is a batter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. During the 2,846 official at-bats in his career, Koo has an average at the plate of .319 in addition to 907 base hits. He has gone yard 98 times, as well as 1,460 total bases and a .513 slugging percentage. Koo has drawn a free base 303 times while striking out on 581 tries. He has scored 557 runs in addition to having earned 483 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .389 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .902.
In their 10 tries at getting a steal, they have made it 5 times and been caught 5 times (50.0% caught stealing percentage). The Samsung Lions have twisted 11 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (4th in KBO). The Lions have racked up 114 assists, 7 errors and are sitting with 336 putouts this season.
The Lions have a team WHIP of 1.348 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.18 as a squad for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.88 (96 strikeouts against 51 walks). They rank 6th in KBO as a staff in total hits conceded with 100. They have given up 8 homers and they relinquish 4.18 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO). The Samsung pitching staff have surrendered 52 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.62 (45 earned runs conceded).
Buchanan (98-98 mark in his career) holds a 4.02 earned run average and has surrendered 9.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.05 and he has gone up against 6,876 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 720 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.353 and having a FIP of 4.4. During his pro baseball career, Buchanan has conceded 1,686 base hits while he has earned 1,012 punch outs in 1,611 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Samsung (-165) and under 10 runs
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