LG Twins vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 8/16/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Samsung Lions
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
Austin Dean and the LG Twins (61-35, 1st in KBO) go to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, where they'll meet the Samsung Lions (41-58, 9th in KBO).
As a unit, the LG Twins are compiling 5.6 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in KBO. They have accounted for 545 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .371. The Twins have earned 169 doubles as a squad and have hit 59 balls out of the stadium. They have 510 RBI's and 956 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average sits at .284. LG has a slugging rate of .398 and have struck out 573 times, while drawing a walk on 433 occasions.
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Austin Dean is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Dean has compiled an average at the plate of .280 in his time in baseball, with 581 runs scored and an OPS of .786. He has fanned 769 times and earned a walk on 365 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .345 on-base percentage. In his pro baseball career, Dean has hit 111 balls out of the park while knocking in 563 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .441 and he has a total of 1,716 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 4,346 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,091 times.
The LG Twins have notched a total of 2,671 putouts thus far, in addition to 904 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .976 which puts them in 9th in KBO and have a total of 88 double plays. The Twins have swiped 77 bases and have been caught 20 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 20.6%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.03 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Twins pitchers have allowed 47 home runs and also 417 total runs (7th in KBO). LG has relinquished 847 hits (8.6 per 9 innings) and also 359 earned runs. The Twins have a team earned run average of 3.63 so far this year (1st in the league), and the staff has rung up 680 hitters.
Samsung has accounted for 60 home runs on the year as well as 411 RBIs. They have recorded 152 doubles, while walking 327 times and putting up 433 runs. The Samsung Lions have accounted for an OBP of .333 and a batting average of .263 this season. The Lions have a slugging percentage of .368 and they score 4.33 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 680 occasions (5th in KBO) and have earned 908 hits.
Jose Pirela is a batter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. For the 8,136 at-bats in his professional career, Pirela has accumulated a batting average of .286 with 2,325 base hits. He has gone deep 206 times, as well as 3,542 total bases and also a .435 slugging percentage. Pirela has tallied a free base 721 times while going down on strikes on 1,291 chances. He has accrued 1,278 runs and also has 1,062 runs batted in. His on-base percentage comes in at .349 and he holds a career OPS of .784.
The Samsung Lions have turned 79 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (3rd in KBO). The Lions have recorded 987 assists, 69 errors and have earned a total of 2,683 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 70 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 51 times and been caught 19 times (27.1% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.469 with a FIP of 5.12 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.98 (649 strikeouts vs 328 free passes). They sit at 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 985. They have conceded 82 home runs and they surrender 5.12 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Samsung pitching staff have given up 509 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.63 (460 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take LG
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