LG Twins vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 4/28/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Samsung Lions
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-102) Samsung (-135)
Jose Pirela and the Samsung Lions (8-13, 9th in KBO) play the LG Twins (12-9, 3rd in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The moneyline on this game has the Twins priced at -102 and the Lions are at -135. The over/under is set at 8.5.
The Twins have accounted for 33 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 12 balls out of the stadium. LG has a slugging percentage of .361 and have been called out on strikes 137 times, while getting the free base on 57 occasions. As a unit, the LG Twins are scoring 4.1 runs per outing, which has them at 4th in the league. They have amassed 81 runs batted in in addition to 176 base knocks over the course of the season, while their batting average is sitting at .249. They have earned 87 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .312.
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Bo Gyeong Moon is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for LG. In his career, Moon has hit 10 baseballs over the fence while driving in 49 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .365 in addition to having tallied 126 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 402 times and has delivered with a base hit 82 times. He has been struck out 77 times and has taken a walk on 50 at-bats, contributing to a .333 OBP. Moon has an average at the plate of .238 for his baseball career, with 45 runs scored and an OPS of .698.
The LG Twins have earned 567 putouts thus far, in addition to 195 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 2nd in the league and have accumulated 19 double plays. The Twins have swiped 28 bases and have been gunned down 5 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 15.2%.
The Twins have an earned run average of 3.19 on the year (4th in the league), and the staff has rung up 154 hitters. Twins pitchers have conceded 8 home runs and 73 runs in total (8th in KBO). LG has allowed 160 hits (7.6 per 9 innings) and also 67 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.93 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27.
The Lions hold a slugging % of .330 and they are earning 4.38 runs per game (3rd in KBO). They hit 32 two-baggers, while walking 67 times and racking up 92 runs. Samsung has knocked in 9 HRs over the course of the season as well as 84 RBIs. They have been rung up on 133 instances (10th in KBO) and have notched a total of 172 hits. The Samsung Lions have earned an on-base percentage of .312 and a batting average of .241 for the season.
Jose Pirela is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. In the 7,257 at-bats in his professional career, Pirela has accumulated a batting average of .283 with 2,051 base hits. He has hit it out of the park 169 times, as well as 3,100 total bases and a .427 slugging percentage. Pirela has drawn a walk 647 times while striking out on 1,169 occasions. He has compiled 1,144 runs and racked up 906 runs batted in. His OBP is .346 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .773.
Of their 11 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 6 times and been caught 5 times (45.5% caught stealing percentage). The Samsung Lions have turned 17 double plays and have a fielding rate of .971 (8th in KBO). The Lions have recorded 214 assists, 23 errors and have earned a total of 546 putouts on the season.
The Lions have a team WHIP of 1.308 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.60 as a squad on the season. They are sitting at 2nd in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 181. The Samsung pitching staff have allowed 93 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.86 (78 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio is 2.37 (135 strikeouts against 57 bases on balls). They have allowed 16 homers and they relinquish 4.60 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung (-135)
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