Samsung Lions vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 8/10/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Doosan Bears
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Ui-ji Yang and the Doosan Bears (47-44, 5th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (39-55, 10th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday, August 10, 2023.
The Lions have hit 147 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 57 balls out of the park. Samsung has a slugging rate of .370 and have been called out on strikes 656 times, while being walked on 314 occasions. As a team, the Samsung Lions are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in baseball. They have accounted for 399 RBI's and 869 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is at .265. They have 417 runs scored and have an OBP of .335.
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Min-ho Kang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. For his career, Kang has hit 316 balls over the fence while driving in 1,142 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .462 in addition to racking up 3,273 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 8,101 times and has delivered with a base knock 1,954 times. He has been struck out 1,455 times and has taken a walk on 754 occasions, contributing to a .355 OBP. Kang has recorded a batting average of .276 for his career in baseball, with 903 runs scored and an OPS of .817.
The Samsung Lions have notched a total of 2,552 putouts so far this season, as well as 937 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which ranks 3rd in KBO and have accumulated 72 double plays. The Lions have swiped 45 bases and have been thrown out 18 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 28.6%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.97 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Lions pitchers have relinquished 78 home runs and also 489 total runs (1st in baseball). Samsung has surrendered 931 base hits (9.9 per 9 innings) and 440 earned runs. The Lions are sitting with a team ERA of 4.66 this year (10th in KBO), and their staff has rung up 621 hitters.
Doosan has accumulated 63 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 349 RBIs. They have recorded 133 doubles, while getting a free base 319 times as well as putting up 382 runs. The Doosan Bears have accounted for an OBP of .331 in addition to a team batting average of .254 this season. The Bears hold a team slugging percentage of .370 and they average 4.15 runs per outing (8th in KBO). They have struck out on 616 occasions (8th in baseball) and have recorded 791 hits.
Ui-ji Yang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Yang has recorded a free base 618 times while striking out on 683 plate appearances. His on-base % is .391 and he also has a career OPS of .893. Over the course of the 5,326 official at-bats in his professional career, Yang has hit .308 and has racked up 1,640 hits. He has recorded 798 runs and has 988 runs batted in. He has hit the long ball 237 times, as well as 2,675 total bases and also a .502 slugging %.
The Doosan Bears have turned 70 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (8th in Korean baseball). The Bears have 813 assists, 69 errors and have amassed 2,464 putouts over the course of the season. In their 64 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 35 times and been caught 29 times (45.3% caught stealing rate).
The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.364 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.50 as a team for the year. They have a ranking of 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 800. The Doosan pitching staff have allowed 411 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.01 (366 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.08 (666 strikeouts vs 320 walks). They have given up 55 home runs and they surrender 4.50 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung
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