Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 9/26/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Min-ho Kang and the Samsung Lions (53-74, 9th in KBO) travel to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, where they'll take on the Hanwha Eagles (52-69, 8th in KBO).
The Lions have earned 180 doubles as a unit and have hit 78 balls out of the park. Samsung has a slugging percentage of .368 and have struck out 847 times, while drawing a walk on 428 occasions. As a squad, the Samsung Lions are notching 4.3 runs per contest, which is 7th in KBO. They have accounted for 529 runs batted in and 1,158 hits this year, and their average at the plate is at .264. They have notched a total of 556 runs and have an on-base percentage of .335.
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Min-ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. In his professional baseball career, Kang has slapped 318 baseballs over the fence while driving in 1,155 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .461 in addition to having tallied 3,302 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to the plate 8,209 times and has come through with a hit 1,974 times. He has been struck out 1,466 times and has taken a walk on 768 occasions, which has contributed to a .355 on-base %. Kang has a batting average of .275 for his career in baseball, in addition to 915 scored runs and an OPS of .816.
The Lions have stolen 70 bases and have been caught 28 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 28.6%. The Samsung Lions have accumulated 3,424 putouts this year, in addition to 1,264 assists and 92 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which has them ranked 2nd in KBO and have accumulated 104 double plays.
The Lions hold a team earned run average of 4.64 for the season (10th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 817 hitters. Lions pitchers have given up 111 long balls and also 655 total runs (2nd in the league). Samsung has given up 1,262 hits (10.0 per 9 innings) and 588 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.97 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.47.
The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with a team OBP of .325 and a batting average of .240 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,030 occasions (2nd in the league) and have accounted for 1,042 hits. Hanwha has accounted for 87 long balls this year in addition to 509 runs batted in. The Eagles have a slugging percentage of .349 and they have an average of 4.27 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They have hit 189 doubles, while taking a walk 487 times as well as scoring 542 runs.
Si Hwan Roh is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. In the 1,831 at-bats in his pro career, Noh has a batting average of .263 in addition to 481 hits. He has gone yard 68 times, as well as 794 total bases and also a .434 slugging %. Noh has earned a free base 237 times while striking out on 503 occasions. He has recorded 259 runs and also has 298 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .350 and he also has a career OPS of .784.
In their 124 tries at getting a steal, they have made it 82 times and been caught 42 times (33.9% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 100 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (1st in the league). The Eagles have racked up 1,224 assists, 90 errors and have accounted for 3,443 putouts so far this year.
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.399 in addition to having a FIP of 4.78 as a team on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.00 (927 strikeouts against 464 bases on balls). They come in at 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,141. They have allowed 81 dingers and they relinquish 4.78 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Hanwha pitching staff have given up 610 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.32 (551 earned runs yielded).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hanwha and under the total runs
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