Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers Prediction, 9/3/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Chan-Ho Park and the Kia Tigers (52-50, 5th in KBO) travel to Incheon SSG Landers Field on Sunday, September 3, 2023, where they'll take on the SSG Landers (60-47, 3rd in KBO).
Kia has a slugging % of .384 and have struck out 710 times, while drawing a walk on 365 occasions. They have compiled 477 RBI's and 965 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate is at .270. The Tigers have earned 161 doubles as a team and have hit 70 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 512 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .341. As a team, the Kia Tigers are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in the league.
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Chan-Ho Park is a batter who should impact this game for Kia. In his career, Park has slapped 12 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 239 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .312 and he has accumulated 769 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 2,755 times and has come through with a hit 619 times. He has gone down on strikes 415 times and earned a walk on 220 occasions, contributing to a .312 on-base %. Park has hit .251 for his career, in addition to 335 scored runs and an OPS of .624.
The Kia Tigers have notched a total of 2,758 putouts this season, in addition to 945 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .979 which has them ranked 6th in KBO and they have twisted 99 double plays. The Tigers have swiped 72 bases and have been thrown out 21 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 22.6%.
The Tigers have a team earned run average of 4.00 for the year (3rd in KBO), and the staff has struck out 734 hitters. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 60 long balls and also 459 runs in total (9th in the league). Kia has given up 889 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) and also 408 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.75 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.42.
SSG has hit 97 home runs on the campaign to go along with 455 RBIs. They have 170 doubles, while walking 382 times and earning 489 runs. The SSG Landers have compiled an on-base percentage of .335 and a batting average of .259 this season. The Landers have a slugging percentage of .390 and they are earning 4.53 runs per contest (5th in the league). They have struck out on 712 occasions (8th in the league) and have totaled 951 base hits.
Seong Han Park is a batter who should impact this game for SSG. Park has tallied a free base 178 times while being called out on strikes on 240 chances. His on-base percentage sits at .362 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .727. For the 1,432 at-bats in his pro career, Park has a batting average of .283 in addition to 405 hits. He has accounted for 177 runs and racked up 149 runs batted in. He has hit the long ball 15 times, with 523 total bases and also a .365 slugging percentage.
Of their 134 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 91 times and been caught 43 times (32.1% caught stealing rate). The SSG Landers have turned 116 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .980 (5th in KBO). The Landers have accrued 1,118 assists, 83 errors and have a tally of 2,890 putouts on the campaign.
The Landers have a team WHIP of 1.514 and have a FIP of 4.65 as a staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.59 (732 strikeouts against 459 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 5th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 999. They have yielded 76 dingers and they give up 4.65 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The SSG pitching staff have conceded 498 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.20 (449 earned runs yielded).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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