Samsung Lions vs SSG Landers Prediction, 8/11/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs SSG Landers
Date: Friday, August 11, 2023
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the site where Jeong Choi and the SSG Landers (52-39, 2nd in KBO) will take on the Samsung Lions (39-55, 10th in KBO) on Friday, August 11, 2023.
Samsung is slugging .370 and have been rung up 656 times, while drawing a walk on 314 occasions. They have earned 399 RBI's in addition to 869 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .265. The Lions have recorded 147 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 57 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 417 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .335. As a squad, the Samsung Lions are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in baseball.
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Jose Pirela is a hitter who should impact this game for Samsung. Pirela has hit .286 in his time in baseball, in addition to 1,276 scored runs and an OPS of .784. He has gone down on strikes 1,289 times and has taken a walk on 721 occasions, which contributes in part to a .349 OBP. For his professional baseball career, Pirela has drilled 205 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,058 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .435 in addition to earning 3,534 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped into the batters box 9,054 times and has come through with a base hit 2,321 times.
The Samsung Lions have accumulated 2,552 putouts on the year, as well as 937 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding rate is at .981 which ranks 3rd in the league and have accumulated 72 double plays. The Lions have stolen 45 bags and have been caught 18 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 28.6%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.97 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. Lions pitchers have conceded 78 home runs and also 489 total runs (1st in the league). Samsung has conceded 931 hits (9.9 per 9 innings) as well as 440 earned runs. The Lions are sitting with a team ERA of 4.66 on the season (10th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 621 hitters.
The SSG Landers have recorded an on-base percentage of .334 as well as a batting average of .258 this year. They have struck out on 614 occasions (9th in baseball) and have earned 808 base hits. SSG has recorded 83 long balls over the course of the season as well as 394 RBIs. The Landers hold a team SLG% of .392 and they tally 4.57 runs per contest (5th in the league). They have 151 two-baggers, while taking a walk 324 times and scoring 420 runs.
Jeong Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Choi has tallied a free base 962 times while fanning on 1,625 occasions. His on-base percentage is .391 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .919. During the 7,271 at-bats in his pro career, Choi has a batting average of .288 in addition to having 2,091 hits. He has tallied 1,342 runs and racked up 1,432 runs batted in. He has hit it out of the park 449 times, with 3,839 total bases and also a .528 slugging percentage.
In their 107 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 73 times and been caught 34 times (31.8% caught stealing rate). The SSG Landers have twisted 96 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (7th in KBO). The Landers have accrued 944 assists, 69 errors and have accounted for 2,455 putouts for the season.
The Landers have a WHIP of 1.500 and have a FIP of 4.45 as a unit this season. They rank 5th in KBO as a staff in total hits given up with 832. The SSG pitching staff have given up 405 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.03 (366 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.61 (635 strikeouts vs 395 walks). They have surrendered 65 homers and they give up 4.45 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take SSG and under the total runs
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