SSG Landers vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 8/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Samsung Lions
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-120) Samsung (+101)
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the site where Chae-heung Choi and the Samsung Lions (47-39, 3rd in KBO) will take on the SSG Landers (44-39, 4th in KBO) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Landers priced at -120 and the Lions are at +101. The over/under has been set at 10. The pitchers taking the mound will be Wilmer Font and Chae-heung Choi.
As a squad, the SSG Landers are scoring 5.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 5th in baseball. They have a total of 443 runs while having a team OBP of .353. The Landers have compiled 123 doubles as a team and have smacked 115 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 417 RBI's as well as 753 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is at .256. SSG is slugging .419 and have been called out on strikes 615 times, while drawing a walk on 388 occasions.
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Jeong Choi is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. For his career, Choi has drilled 388 baseballs over the fence while driving in 1,237 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .527 and he has racked up 3,353 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to the plate 7,605 times and has notched a hit 1,836 times. He has struck out 1,432 times and has taken a walk on 821 occasions, contributing to a .390 on-base %. Choi has accrued an average at the plate of .289 for his time in baseball, in addition to 1,158 scored runs and an OPS of .917.
The SSG Landers are sitting with 2,314 putouts for the season, in addition to 831 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which puts them in 7th in KBO and they have twisted 81 double plays. The Landers have stolen 58 bases and have been gunned down 25 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 30.1%.
The Landers have an ERA of 4.86 so far this season (8th in the league), and their staff has struck out 626 batters. Landers pitchers have yielded 94 long balls and 448 total runs (3rd in KBO). SSG has allowed 774 base knocks (9.0 per 9 innings) as well as 416 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.55 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.53.
Font (66-55 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.50 while he has faced 4,781 hitters in baseball. He has given up 980 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) with 462 free passes. His ERA is 4.03 (500 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.291. Font has taken the ball for 1,116 frames and is sitting with 1,189 punch outs thus far in his career.
The Lions have a team slugging % of .407 and they average 5.14 runs per game (6th in baseball). The have tallied 121 two-baggers, while walking 331 times as well as recording 447 runs. Samsung has hit 84 HRs this year in addition to 418 RBIs. They have been rung up on 538 occasions (8th in baseball) and are sitting with 799 hits. The Samsung Lions have tallied an OBP of .348 and a batting average of .272 this season.
Min-ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Kang has tallied a walk 658 times while fanning on 1,332 chances. His on-base percentage comes in at .356 and he also has a career OPS of .821. In the 6,231 at-bats in his professional career, Kang has recorded a batting average of .276 in addition to having 1,721 base hits. He has accrued 803 runs and also has 1,000 RBIs. He has hit a home run 283 times, in addition to having 2,896 bases in total and a .465 slugging percentage.
Out of their 59 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 41 times and been caught 18 times (30.5% caught stealing rate). The Samsung Lions have twisted 82 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (4th in Korean baseball). The Lions have racked up 822 assists, 54 errors and have a total of 2,286 putouts this year.
The Samsung pitching staff have relinquished 402 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.28 (362 earned runs yielded). They have given up 90 homers and they concede 4.75 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO). The Lions have a WHIP of 1.469 in addition to having a FIP of 4.75 as a unit this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.85 (632 strikeouts against 342 walks). They come in at 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 777.
In his career, Choi has conceded 367 hits while accumulating 270 K's in 338 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 163 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.429 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.31 and he has gone up against 1,486 hitters during his pro baseball career. Choi (23-19 record in his career) has a 4.33 earned run average and has allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Samsung (+101) and under the total runs
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