Samsung Lions vs SSG Landers Prediction, 4/16/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs SSG Landers
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (+141) SSG (-188)
Jeong Choi and the SSG Landers (10-0, 1st in KBO) host the Samsung Lions (5-5, 5th in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Saturday, April 16, 2022. The moneyline on this contest has the Lions coming in at +141 and the Landers are at -188. The total opens at 8.5.
The Lions have accrued 15 doubles as a unit and have hit 5 balls out of the park. Samsung is slugging .318 and have struck out 58 times, while getting the free base on 30 occasions. As a team, the Samsung Lions are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in the league. They have accounted for 42 RBI's as well as 74 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is .226. They have tallied 44 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .293.
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Min-ho Kang is a hitter who should impact this game for Samsung. In his career, Kang has drilled 291 baseballs over the fence while driving in 1,031 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he came to bat 7,353 times and also came through with a hit 1,772 times. Kang has accumulated a batting average of .276 for his career, with 827 scored runs and an OPS of .821. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .465 and he has racked up 2,982 bases. He has gone down on strikes 1,355 times and has gotten a free base on 682 occasions, contributing to a .356 on-base percentage.
The Lions have swiped 4 bags and have been thrown out 2 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 33.3%. The Samsung Lions have a tally of 264 putouts on the year, as well as 109 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which is 3rd in the league and have a total of 8 double plays.
They have a K/BB ratio of 2.42 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.16. Lions pitchers have conceded 8 home runs in addition to 32 runs (7th in the league). Samsung has given up 76 hits (7.8 per 9 innings) as well as 29 earned runs. The Lions have a team ERA of 2.97 so far this year (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 63 batters.
The Landers hold a slugging % of .411 and they are scoring 5.40 runs per contest (1st in the league). They hit 20 two-baggers, while walking 22 times and scoring 54 runs. SSG has 8 home runs over the course of the season as well as 52 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 73 occasions (4th in baseball) and have earned 92 hits. The SSG Landers have an OBP of .327 as well as a team batting average of .270 on the campaign.
Jeong Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Choi has recorded a walk 861 times while being called out on strikes on 1,478 plate appearances. His OBP comes in at .391 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .919. During the 6,567 at-bats in his baseball career, Choi has hit .289 in addition to 1,895 base hits. He has recorded 1,203 runs and has 1,287 runs batted in. He has homered 404 times, with 3,469 total bases and also a .528 slugging percentage.
The SSG Landers have turned 10 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .994 (1st in KBO). The Landers have recorded 86 assists, 2 errors and have accounted for 273 putouts on the season. Out of their 3 tries at getting a steal, they have been successful 3 times and been caught 0 times (0.0% caught stealing percentage).
The SSG pitching staff have given up 19 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 1.88 (19 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 5 homers and they concede 1.88 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Landers have a team WHIP of 0.945 and have a FIP of 1.88 as a pitching staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.68 (75 strikeouts against 28 walks). They are currently ranked 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 58.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Samsung (+141)
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