Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/28/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the venue where Chi-Hong Ahn and the Lotte Giants (33-33, 4th in KBO) will play the Samsung Lions (27-41, 10th in KBO) on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
The Lions have tallied 94 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 44 balls out of the park. Samsung has a slugging rate of .353 and have struck out 461 times, while being walked on 223 occasions. As a squad, the Samsung Lions are notching 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball. They have accumulated 267 runs batted in as well as 584 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average is at .251. They have accounted for 280 runs scored while having a team OBP of .323.
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Jose Pirela is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. For his pro baseball career, Pirela has hit 204 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 1,044 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .435 and he has racked up 3,490 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 8,945 times and has come through with a base hit 2,291 times. He has been struck out 1,278 times and earned a walk on 715 occasions, which contributes in part to a .349 on-base percentage. Pirela has recorded a batting average of .286 in his time in baseball, with 1,264 scored runs and an OPS of .784.
The Samsung Lions have notched a total of 1,818 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 657 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which is 2nd in KBO and they have turned 45 double plays. The Lions have stolen 29 bases and have been thrown out 12 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 29.3%.
The Lions have a team ERA of 4.77 for the season (10th in baseball), and they have rung up 460 hitters. Lions pitchers have given up 55 home runs and also 350 total runs (1st in KBO). Samsung has given up 669 hits (9.9 per 9 innings) as well as 321 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.04 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.48.
The Giants hold a team slugging % of .344 and they are recording 4.38 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have recorded 94 doubles, while getting a free base 238 times as well as earning 289 runs. Lotte has accumulated 26 HRs this year as well as 264 RBIs. They have struck out on 457 occasions (8th in baseball) and have tallied 569 base hits. The Lotte Giants hold an OBP of .329 in addition to a team batting average of .256 on the campaign.
Chi-Hong Ahn is a batter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. During the 5,482 at-bats in his professional career, Ahn has earned a batting average of .297 in addition to 1,629 hits. He has hit a home run 134 times, as well as 2,394 total bases and a .437 slugging percentage. Ahn has earned a walk 527 times while being called out on strikes on 822 occasions. He has accrued 802 runs and also has 812 runs batted in. His on-base percentage comes in at .362 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .799.
Out of their 67 chances at stealing a base, they have had success 46 times and been caught 21 times (31.3% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have turned 48 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (1st in the league). The Giants have recorded 618 assists, 37 errors and have 1,765 putouts for the season.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.498 and have a FIP of 4.67 as a squad this season. They are currently ranked 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 619. The Lotte pitching staff have surrendered 305 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.35 (284 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 1.88 (492 strikeouts against 262 walks). They have given up 37 dingers and they give up 4.67 runs per 9 innings (7th in KBO).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte and under the total runs
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