Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 9/21/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Samsung Lions
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
Min-ho Kang and the Samsung Lions (53-71, 9th in KBO) host the Doosan Bears (64-57, 4th in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
Doosan has a slugging % of .376 and have been called out on strikes 826 times, while drawing a walk on 430 occasions. They have accounted for 488 runs batted in and 1,067 hits for the season, while their average at the plate sits at .258. The Bears have hit 181 doubles as a squad and have knocked 85 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 537 runs scored while having a team OBP of .335. As a team, the Doosan Bears are compiling 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 7th in baseball.
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Soo Bin Jung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. In his career, Jung has hit 51 balls out of the park while driving in 570 runs. For his time in the league, he came to bat 5,204 times and has reached base with a hit 1,342 times. Jung has compiled an average at the plate of .292 for his baseball career, with 691 runs scored and an OPS of .741. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .385 in addition to earning 1,770 bases. He has struck out 412 times and has walked on 368 occasions, contributing to a .356 on-base %.
The Doosan Bears are sitting with 3,270 putouts this season, in addition to 1,097 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .978 which is 8th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 91 double plays. The Bears have swiped 53 bases and have been caught 35 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 39.8%.
The Bears have an ERA of 3.97 so far this season (3rd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 866 batters. Doosan has conceded 1,073 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 481 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.07 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Bears pitchers have allowed 77 home runs and 539 runs (8th in KBO).
The Lions hold a slugging percentage of .371 and they are earning 4.42 runs per contest (6th in baseball). The have tallied 179 two-baggers, while taking a walk 417 times and putting up 553 runs. Samsung has accounted for 78 home runs so far this year to go along with 526 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 829 occasions (6th in the league) and have tallied 1,138 base hits. The Samsung Lions have recorded an OBP of .335 in addition to a batting average of .265 on the year.
Min-ho Kang is a batter who should impact this game for Samsung. Over the course of the 634 at-bats in his career, Kang has hit .249 and has racked up 158 hits. He has gone yard 19 times, with 239 bases in total and also a .377 slugging percentage. Kang has drawn a walk 46 times while fanning on 120 attempts. He has scored 76 runs and has 75 runs batted in. His OBP sits at .302 and he holds a career OPS of .679.
Of their 95 chances at getting a steal, they have made it 67 times and been caught 28 times (29.5% caught stealing rate). The Samsung Lions have turned 103 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (2nd in KBO). The Lions have accrued 1,234 assists, 89 errors and have a total of 3,346 putouts over the course of the season.
The Samsung pitching staff have conceded 640 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.66 (577 earned runs conceded). They have given up 108 dingers and they relinquish 5.16 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Lions have a team WHIP of 1.473 in addition to having a FIP of 5.16 as a unit on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.99 (800 strikeouts against 403 walks). They have a ranking of 1st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,240.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan
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