Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 8/28/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Jae Hwan Kim and the Doosan Bears (46-60, 8th in KBO) go to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Sunday, August 28, 2022, where they'll take on the Kia Tigers (55-54, 5th in KBO).
The Bears have accumulated 157 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 67 balls out of the stadium. Doosan has a slugging rate of .352 and have struck out 729 times, while taking a walk on 359 occasions. As a team, the Doosan Bears are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, which has them at 4th in the league. They have compiled 454 runs batted in in addition to 908 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is .249. They have notched a total of 489 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .322.
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Jae Hwan Kim is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. Kim is sitting with a batting avereage of .290 for his career, in addition to 657 runs scored and an OPS of .908. He has struck out 927 times and has taken a walk on 532 occasions, contributing to a .380 on-base percentage. In his career, Kim has hit 216 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 771 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .528 and he has totaled 1,968 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 4,331 times and has notched a hit 1,081 times.
The Bears have stolen 72 bases and have been gunned down 24 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 25.0%. The Doosan Bears have earned 2,904 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,060 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which is 4th in KBO and they have twisted 97 double plays.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.75 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.45. Bears pitchers have allowed 79 home runs in addition to 517 runs (5th in baseball). Doosan has conceded 973 base hits (9.0 per 9 innings) in addition to 449 earned runs. The Bears have compiled a team ERA of 4.17 on the year (6th in KBO), and they have rung up 758 batters.
The Kia Tigers have compiled a team on-base percentage of .353 as well as a team batting average of .274 this season. They have been rung up on 746 occasions (7th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,047 base knocks. Kia is sitting with 86 HRs so far this season and 536 RBIs. The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .401 and they are scoring 5.19 runs per contest (2nd in KBO). They have notched 198 two-baggers, while taking a walk 428 times and scoring 571 runs.
Sun Bin Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. For the 4,435 official at-bats in his career, Kim has hit .303 with 1,344 hits. He has hit a home run 31 times, with 1,679 total bases and a .379 slugging percentage. Kim has drawn a walk 504 times while being called out on strikes on 455 plate appearances. He has compiled 640 runs and also has 500 RBIs. His on-base rate is .375 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .755.
In their 82 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 49 times and been caught 33 times (40.2% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 77 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (5th in the league). The Tigers have 1,067 assists, 84 errors and have a total of 2,927 putouts on the campaign.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.404 in addition to having a FIP of 4.79 as a team so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.04 (809 strikeouts vs 397 free passes). They have a ranking of 5th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 972. They have given up 96 dingers and they concede 4.79 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Kia pitching staff have allowed 519 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.21 (456 earned runs yielded).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia and under the total runs
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