NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 5/5/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Samsung Lions
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-136) Samsung (-102)
Min-ho Kang and the Samsung Lions (11-15, 7th in KBO) play the NC Dinos (8-18, 10th in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The Lions open this game at -102 while the Dinos are priced at -136. The total opens at 7.5.
NC has a slugging percentage of .308 and have been called out on strikes 202 times, while taking a walk on 88 occasions. They have accrued 81 runs batted in as well as 194 hits on the season, and their batting average is at .227. The Dinos have earned 37 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 10 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 86 runs while holding a team OBP of .306. As a team, the NC Dinos are notching 3.3 runs per game, which is 10th in KBO.
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Yeong-soo Oh is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Oh has hit .186 for his career in baseball, with 5 runs scored and an OPS of .512. He has struck out 32 times and has been walked on 9 occasions, contributing to a .257 on-base %. In his professional baseball career, Oh has hit 1 balls out of the park while driving in 9 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .255 and he has racked up 26 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 113 times and has reached base with a hit 19 times.
The Dinos have stolen 19 bases and have been thrown out 7 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 26.9%. The NC Dinos have amassed 719 putouts thus far, as well as 249 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .975 which is 6th in the league and have a total of 17 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.39. Dinos pitchers have allowed 17 home runs in addition to 116 total runs (1st in the league). NC has conceded 226 base hits (8.8 per 9 innings) and 104 earned runs. The Dinos have an ERA of 4.07 for the year (10th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 213 hitters.
The Samsung Lions are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .310 as well as a team batting average of .246 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 178 instances (7th in the league) and have totaled 218 hits. Samsung has knocked in 11 home runs on the year in addition to 102 runs batted in. The Lions have a team SLG% of .341 and they score 4.27 runs per contest (2nd in KBO). They have 41 doubles, while getting a free base 75 times and recording 111 runs.
Min-ho Kang is a hitter who should impact this game for Samsung. In the 6,463 at-bats in his professional career, Kang has an average at the plate of .275 with 1,777 base knocks. He has gone yard 291 times, in addition to having 2,987 bases in total and also a .462 slugging percentage. Kang has drawn a walk 687 times while being called out on strikes on 1,363 plate appearances. He has accrued 830 runs in addition to having earned 1,034 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .355 and he has a career OPS of .817.
The Samsung Lions have twisted 23 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .970 (8th in Korean baseball). The Lions have accrued 276 assists, 30 errors and are sitting with 708 putouts on the season. Out of their 15 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 8 times and been caught 7 times (46.7% caught stealing rate).
The Samsung pitching staff have allowed 116 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.65 (92 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 19 homers and they relinquish 4.60 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO). The Lions are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.366 and have a FIP of 4.60 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.17 (167 strikeouts against 77 free passes). They sit at 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 233.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-136)
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