Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos Prediction, 9/15/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs NC Dinos
Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
Min-ho Kang and the Samsung Lions (52-69, 9th in KBO) are headed to Changwon NC Park on Friday, September 15, 2023, where they'll meet the NC Dinos (64-53, 3rd in KBO).
Samsung is slugging .370 and have been rung up 808 times, while getting the free base on 404 occasions. They have accumulated 511 RBI's and 1,111 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is .264. The Lions have accounted for 177 doubles as a team and have smacked 75 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 538 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .334. As a squad, the Samsung Lions are scoring 4.4 runs per contest, which ranks them 6th in baseball.
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Min-ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. In his career, Kang has hit 318 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 1,153 runs. His slugging percentage is .461 and he has racked up 3,298 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 8,187 times and has come through with a base hit 1,971 times. He has fanned 1,464 times and has walked on 766 occasions, which has contributed to a .355 on-base %. Kang has hit .276 for his career, in addition to 913 runs scored and an OPS of .816.
The Lions have stolen 66 bags and have been thrown out 27 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 29.0%. The Samsung Lions have accumulated 3,268 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,209 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .981 which has them sitting 2nd in the league and have accumulated 102 double plays.
The Lions are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.63 this year (10th in the league), and their staff has struck out 775 hitters. Samsung has yielded 1,214 base hits (10.0 per 9 innings) and also 560 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.97 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.48. Lions pitchers have conceded 104 home runs and 621 runs in total (2nd in the league).
NC has a total of 81 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 535 runs batted in. They have put up 191 doubles, while walking 427 times as well as putting up 566 runs. The NC Dinos have earned an OBP of .351 in addition to a team batting average of .273 on the campaign. The Dinos hold a team slugging % of .391 and they earn 4.76 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have been rung up on 849 instances (4th in the league) and have totaled 1,114 base hits.
Kun Woo Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Park has earned a free base 373 times while being called out on strikes on 587 attempts. His on-base percentage is .392 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .879. During the 3,931 at-bats in his baseball career, Park has accumulated a batting average of .326 with 1,281 base hits. He has a total of 699 runs and racked up 609 RBIs. He has hit it out of the park 109 times, with 1,915 total bases and a .487 slugging percentage.
Out of their 115 attempts at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 81 times and been caught 34 times (29.6% caught stealing percentage). The NC Dinos have turned 113 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .976 (10th in KBO). The Dinos have recorded 1,127 assists, 107 errors and have amassed 3,193 putouts this year.
The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.306 in addition to having a FIP of 4.19 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.07 (916 strikeouts against 442 free passes). They rank 10th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 948. They have surrendered 78 long balls and they yield 4.19 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The NC pitching staff have given up 496 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.69 (436 earned runs conceded).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Samsung
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