Hanwha Eagles vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 10/23/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (-108) Lotte (-121)
Ryan Carpenter and the Hanwha Eagles (49-77, 10th in KBO) are headed to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Lotte Giants (62-68, 8th in KBO). The Eagles open this matchup at -108 while the Giants are coming in at -121. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Ryan Carpenter and Dan Straily.
Hanwha is slugging .345 and have struck out 1,202 times, while being walked on 599 occasions. They have tallied 529 RBI's and 1,065 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .240. The Eagles have accrued 202 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 77 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 573 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .337. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are earning 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 9th in the league.
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Eun-won Jung is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. In his career, Jung has hit 20 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 144 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .368 and he has a total of 551 bases. For his time in baseball, he stepped up to bat 1,741 times and also came through with a base hit 396 times. He has fanned 296 times and earned a walk on 212 at-bats, contributing to a .356 on-base %. Jung has recorded a batting average of .264 in his time in baseball, with 224 runs scored and an OPS of .724.
The Hanwha Eagles have earned 3,566 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,174 assists and 107 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .978 which is 9th in Korean baseball and they have turned 116 double plays. The Eagles have stolen 107 bases and have been gunned down 39 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 26.7%.
They have a K/BB ratio of 1.49 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.50. Eagles pitchers have given up 107 home runs and also 692 runs in total (4th in baseball). Hanwha has surrendered 1,140 base hits (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 618 earned runs. The Eagles have compiled a team earned run average of 4.68 this season (7th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 962 hitters.
Carpenter (81-92 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.83 while he has faced 5,894 batters in baseball. He has given up 1,517 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 410 walks. His earned run average is 4.35 (705 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.320. Carpenter has thrown 1,459 innings and is sitting with 1,335 K's thus far in his career.
Lotte has accounted for 98 home runs this season as well as 666 runs batted in. They have notched 250 doubles, while getting a free base 563 times and scoring 694 runs. The Lotte Giants have tallied a team on-base percentage of .359 in addition to a team batting average of .280 for the season. The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .398 and they earn 5.10 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 919 occasions (6th in KBO) and have earned 1,325 hits.
Ah-seop Son is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Son has tallied a walk 798 times while striking out on 1,066 chances. His OBP is .400 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .866. For the 6,372 official at-bats in his pro career, Son has hit .324 and has racked up 2,066 base hits. He has tallied 1,143 runs and racked up 867 runs batted in. He has hit it out of the park 164 times, in addition to having 2,970 total bases and a .466 slugging percentage.
The Lotte Giants have turned 119 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in KBO). The Giants have accrued 1,317 assists, 82 errors and have amassed 3,597 putouts so far this season. Out of their 137 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 93 times and been caught 44 times (32.1% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.581 and have a FIP of 5.80 as a team so far this season. They sit at 1st in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,276. The Lotte pitching staff have given up 773 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.44 (725 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.59 (984 strikeouts against 620 walks). They have conceded 129 dingers and they relinquish 5.80 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league).
Straily (131-104 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.05 ERA while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.84 and he has faced 8,556 batters thus far in his career. He has surrendered 912 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.268 and a FIP of 4.4. In his pro career, Straily has given up 1,879 hits while earning 1,959 K's in 2,025 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte (-121)
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