SSG Landers vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 8/6/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Lotte Giants
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2023
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Kang Nam Yoo and the Lotte Giants (42-46, 7th in KBO) play the SSG Landers (50-37, 2nd in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Sunday, August 6, 2023.
As a team, the SSG Landers are notching 4.6 runs/g, which puts them at 5th in baseball. They have racked up 406 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .336. The Landers have accumulated 141 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 83 balls out of the park. They have 382 RBI's as well as 776 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .259. SSG has a slugging % of .395 and have struck out 593 times, while being walked on 313 occasions.
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Guillermo Heredia is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Heredia is sitting with a batting avereage of .268 for his career in baseball, with 548 scored runs and an OPS of .743. He has struck out 601 times and has walked on 365 occasions, contributing to a .352 on-base %. For his professional baseball career, Heredia has drilled 69 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 361 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .391 and he has a total of 1,339 bases. For his career, he stepped up to the plate 3,962 times and got on base with a base hit 917 times.
The SSG Landers have earned 2,350 putouts this year, as well as 895 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .979 which puts them in 7th in KBO and have accumulated 86 double plays. The Landers have stolen 72 bags and have been caught 29 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 28.7%.
The Landers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.08 over the course of the season (7th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 603 batters. SSG has relinquished 798 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and 355 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.60 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.50. Landers pitchers have given up 63 long balls and also 394 runs in total (6th in baseball).
The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .348 and they are earning 4.31 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have hit 125 doubles, while taking a walk 308 times as well as putting up 379 runs. Lotte has accumulated 41 long balls on the year to go along with 350 runs batted in. They have struck out on 599 occasions (6th in baseball) and have recorded 756 hits. The Lotte Giants have accumulated an on-base percentage of .327 and a batting average of .256 over the course of the season.
Kang Nam Yoo is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. Yoo has drawn a walk 226 times while fanning on 643 attempts. He has scored 369 runs in addition to having earned 476 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .328 and he has a lifetime OPS of .739. He has homered 109 times, in addition to having 1,324 total bases and a .411 slugging percentage. In the 3,221 official at-bats in his pro career, Yoo has compiled an average at the plate of .264 with 851 base hits.
Out of their 87 chances at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 59 times and been caught 28 times (32.2% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have twisted 69 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (1st in KBO). The Giants have 832 assists, 49 errors and have notched a total of 2,350 putouts so far this year.
The Giants are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.504 in addition to having a FIP of 4.78 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.81 (641 strikeouts vs 354 free passes). They are currently ranked 4th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 824. They have allowed 54 homers and they yield 4.78 runs per 9 innings (9th in KBO). The Lotte pitching staff have given up 416 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.42 (385 earned runs conceded).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte and under the total runs
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