LG Twins vs SSG Landers Prediction, 9/21/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs SSG Landers
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the venue where Joo Hwan Choi and the SSG Landers (62-59, 6th in KBO) will take on the LG Twins (74-47, 1st in KBO) on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
The Twins have hit 203 doubles as a unit and have knocked 77 balls out of the park. LG is slugging .401 and have struck out 692 times, while being walked on 514 occasions. As a unit, the LG Twins are earning 5.6 runs per contest, which puts them at 1st in baseball. They have compiled 642 RBI's in addition to 1,213 hits for the season, while their average at the plate sits at .287. They have 691 runs scored and have an OBP of .369.
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Chang-ki Hong is a hitter who can be a difference maker for LG. For his career, Hong has hit 49 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 511 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .383 and he has a total of 1,908 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to the plate 5,693 times and has delivered a base knock 1,431 times. He has fanned 825 times and earned a walk on 498 at-bats, which has contributed to a .354 on-base percentage. Hong is sitting with a batting avereage of .287 for his time in baseball, with 877 runs scored and an OPS of .737.
The LG Twins have 3,323 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,130 assists and 108 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .976 which puts them in 9th in the league and have a total of 109 double plays. The Twins have stolen 101 bags and have been caught 26 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 20.5%.
The Twins have a team ERA of 3.76 so far this season (2nd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 864 hitters. Twins pitchers have surrendered 62 long balls and also 533 total runs (9th in baseball). LG has surrendered 1,087 base hits (8.8 per 9 innings) and 462 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.06 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36.
The SSG Landers are sitting with a team OBP of .333 and a batting average of .259 so far this season. They have been rung up on 815 occasions (8th in KBO) and have earned a total of 1,097 base hits. SSG has compiled 107 HRs for the season as well as 516 runs batted in. The Landers hold a slugging % of .387 and they average 4.54 runs per game (5th in KBO). They have 197 doubles, while getting a free base 424 times and notching 558 runs.
Joo Hwan Choi is a hitter who can be a difference maker for SSG. Choi has drawn a free base 184 times while going down on strikes on 246 attempts. His on-base % is .360 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .727. In the 1,486 at-bats in his career, Choi has hit .281 and has racked up 417 base knocks. He has compiled 182 runs and racked up 156 runs batted in. He has homered 17 times, with 545 total bases and also a .367 slugging %.
The SSG Landers have twisted 131 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (7th in the league). The Landers have recorded 1,277 assists, 100 errors and have a tally of 3,301 putouts so far this year. In their 164 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 112 times and been caught 52 times (31.7% caught stealing percentage).
The Landers have a team WHIP of 1.560 in addition to having a FIP of 5.02 as a team this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.56 (842 strikeouts against 539 bases on balls). They sit at 4th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,177. They have allowed 90 long balls and they give up 5.02 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The SSG pitching staff have surrendered 614 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.52 (553 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG
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