Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 9/7/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the venue where Jun-woo Jeon and the Lotte Giants (53-59, 7th in KBO) will play the Samsung Lions (49-65, 8th in KBO) on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
As a squad, the Samsung Lions are compiling 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 7th in KBO. They have accounted for 506 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .333. The Lions have accrued 171 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 70 balls out of the park. They have amassed 480 runs batted in as well as 1,049 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .265. Samsung owns a slugging percentage of .372 and have struck out 762 times, while taking a walk on 371 occasions.
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Jae Hyeon Lee is a batter who should impact this game for Samsung. In his career, Lee has hit 17 balls out of the park while driving in 69 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 665 times and also came through with a base hit 147 times. Lee has an average at the plate of .244 for his time in baseball, with 69 scored runs and an OPS of .658. His slugging percentage is .365 and he has accumulated 220 bases. He has struck out 116 times and has taken a walk on 40 at-bats, which has contributed to a .293 OBP.
The Samsung Lions have accumulated 3,082 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,136 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which puts them in 2nd in the league and they have twisted 93 double plays. The Lions have stolen 62 bags and have been thrown out 27 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 30.3%.
The Lions are sitting with a team ERA of 4.65 over the course of the season (10th in KBO), and they have struck out 731 hitters. Lions pitchers have allowed 99 home runs and 587 runs in total (2nd in the league). Samsung has surrendered 1,147 hits (10.1 per 9 innings) and also 531 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.01 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47.
Lotte has recorded 53 long balls on the season as well as 466 RBIs. They hit 174 two-baggers, while taking a walk 412 times and putting up 501 runs. The Lotte Giants hold a team on-base percentage of .337 as well as a batting average of .263 over the course of the season. The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .359 and they score 4.47 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have struck out on 763 occasions (5th in the league) and have tallied 988 base hits.
Jun-woo Jeon is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Jeon has drawn a walk 543 times while fanning on 985 attempts. He has accumulated 974 runs and has 868 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .363 and he has a career OPS of .827. He has homered 192 times, in addition to having 2,741 bases in total and a .464 slugging %. In the 5,913 official at-bats in his professional career, Jeon has recorded a batting average of .298 with 1,765 base hits.
Out of their 104 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 68 times and been caught 36 times (34.6% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have turned 82 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (3rd in the league). The Giants have recorded 1,056 assists, 80 errors and have notched a total of 2,986 putouts so far this year.
The Lotte pitching staff have given up 528 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.24 (469 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 62 home runs and they surrender 4.77 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.483 with a FIP of 4.77 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.92 (822 strikeouts vs 428 walks). They are sitting at 5th in KBO as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,048.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte and under the total runs
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