SSG Landers vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 7/8/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Samsung Lions
Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the venue where Jose Pirela and the Samsung Lions (35-43, 6th in KBO) will play the SSG Landers (51-25, 1st in KBO) on Friday, July 8, 2022.
SSG has a slugging % of .380 and have struck out 620 times, while getting the free base on 277 occasions. They have accumulated 360 runs batted in and 690 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .257. The Landers have hit 131 doubles as a unit and have knocked 58 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 380 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .336. As a squad, the SSG Landers are notching 4.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 3rd in KBO.
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Ji Hoon Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Choi has recorded a batting average of .271 for his career, in addition to 194 runs scored and an OPS of .704. He has fanned 203 times and earned a walk on 118 occasions, which has contributed to a .341 OBP. For his pro baseball career, Choi has drilled 10 balls over the fence while driving in 102 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .363 and he has racked up 446 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 1,398 times and has delivered with a base knock 333 times.
The Landers have stolen 60 bases and have been caught 21 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 25.9%. The SSG Landers have earned a total of 2,136 putouts for the season, in addition to 813 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which puts them in 1st in KBO and they have twisted 78 double plays.
The Landers hold a team earned run average of 3.65 for the year (4th in the league), and the staff has rung up 554 hitters. SSG has surrendered 622 base hits (7.9 per 9 innings) as well as 289 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.23. Landers pitchers have surrendered 59 home runs and also 307 runs in total (8th in the league).
Samsung has tallied 45 home runs on the season and 300 runs batted in. They have 114 two-baggers, while getting a free base 233 times as well as recording 319 runs. The Samsung Lions have compiled a team on-base percentage of .320 and a batting average of .257 so far this season. The Lions have a team SLG% of .357 and they are scoring 4.09 runs per game (8th in KBO). They have struck out on 546 instances (5th in the league) and are sitting with 685 base knocks.
Jose Pirela is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. Pirela has recorded a walk 674 times while being called out on strikes on 1,194 plate appearances. His OBP comes in at .348 and he holds a career OPS of .777. In the 7,462 at-bats in his pro career, Pirela has an average at the plate of .283 in addition to 2,114 base knocks. He has compiled 1,177 runs and also has 941 RBIs. He has homered 179 times, with 3,204 bases in total and also a .429 slugging percentage.
The Samsung Lions have turned 60 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .976 (7th in the league). The Lions have 780 assists, 69 errors and have earned 2,085 putouts on the season. Of their 46 chances at getting a steal, they have had success 28 times and been caught 18 times (39.1% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.450 and have a FIP of 4.89 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.92 (528 strikeouts vs 275 walks). They are sitting at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 733. They have surrendered 67 home runs and they relinquish 4.89 runs per 9 innings (9th in KBO). The Samsung pitching staff have surrendered 378 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.18 (323 earned runs allowed).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG
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