Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos Prediction, 7/3/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2022
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Ui-ji Yang and the NC Dinos (27-43, 9th in KBO) host the Samsung Lions (35-40, 6th in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Sunday, July 3, 2022.
Samsung has a slugging rate of .362 and have struck out 515 times, while drawing a walk on 223 occasions. They have amassed 294 RBI's as well as 667 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is at .259. The Lions have recorded 113 doubles as a unit and have hit 44 balls out of the park. They have tallied 311 runs and hold an OBP of .322. As a squad, the Samsung Lions are scoring 4.2 runs/g, which is 7th in baseball.
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Jose Pirela is a hitter who should impact this game for Samsung. Pirela is sitting with a batting avereage of .283 for his time in baseball, with 1,176 scored runs and an OPS of .778. He has fanned 1,193 times and has been walked on 673 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .348 on-base %. For his professional baseball career, Pirela has hit 179 balls out of the park while driving in 940 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .430 and he has racked up 3,202 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped into the batters box 8,325 times and came through with a base hit 2,112 times.
The Lions have stolen 23 bags and have been thrown out 18 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 43.9%. The Samsung Lions have earned 2,010 putouts so far this season, as well as 745 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .976 which has them ranked 7th in KBO and they have twisted 59 double plays.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.00 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.42. Lions pitchers have allowed 63 home runs in addition to 346 total runs (3rd in KBO). Samsung has yielded 699 hits (9.4 per 9 innings) as well as 292 earned runs. The Lions have an earned run average of 3.92 for the year (6th in the league), and they have struck out 511 batters.
The NC Dinos have a team OBP of .316 as well as a team batting average of .245 on the year. They have struck out on 512 occasions (6th in KBO) and have notched a total of 596 base hits. NC has accumulated 48 home runs so far this year as well as 259 RBIs. The Dinos have a team SLG% of .363 and they have an average of 3.81 runs per game (10th in baseball). They hit 128 two-baggers, while getting a free base 223 times as well as scoring 274 runs.
Ui-ji Yang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Yang has drawn a free base 539 times while going down on strikes on 625 plate appearances. His OBP comes in at .389 and he has a lifetime OPS of .891. In the 4,814 official at-bats in his baseball career, Yang has accumulated a batting average of .307 in addition to 1,476 base hits. He is sitting with 729 runs in addition to having 886 RBIs. He has hit it out of the park 217 times, as well as 2,419 total bases and also a .502 slugging percentage.
The NC Dinos have turned 54 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .975 (8th in the league). The Dinos have racked up 682 assists, 66 errors and have a total of 1,927 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 66 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 41 times and been caught 25 times (37.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Dinos are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.381 and have a FIP of 4.47 as a pitching staff this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.25 (599 strikeouts against 266 walks). They are sitting at 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 621. They have given up 52 long balls and they relinquish 4.47 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The NC pitching staff have surrendered 319 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.88 (277 earned runs allowed).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung
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