Doosan Bears vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 9/23/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Seung Ho Kang and the Doosan Bears (53-72, 9th in KBO) go to Gocheok Sky Dome on Friday, September 23, 2022, where they'll meet the Kiwoom Heroes (75-57, 3rd in KBO).
As a squad, the Doosan Bears are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 5th in baseball. They have earned a total of 574 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .323. The Bears have tallied 188 doubles as a unit and have hit 88 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 533 RBI's as well as 1,088 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is .253. Doosan is slugging .363 and have been called out on strikes 869 times, while drawing a walk on 409 occasions.
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Seung Ho Kang is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. Kang is sitting with a batting avereage of .241 for his baseball career, with 142 runs scored and an OPS of .676. He has fanned 254 times and has gotten a free base on 59 occasions, which has contributed to a .288 OBP. In his career, Kang has slapped 21 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 130 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .371 in addition to racking up 371 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to bat 1,103 times and has reached base with a base knock 241 times.
The Bears have stolen 90 bases and have been gunned down 31 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 25.6%. The Doosan Bears have a total of 3,397 putouts this year, in addition to 1,239 assists and 97 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which ranks 5th in KBO and have earned 113 double plays.
The Bears are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.40 for the year (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 871 batters. Bears pitchers have allowed 103 long balls in addition to 632 runs (4th in baseball). Doosan has allowed 1,176 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) and 553 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.75 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.48.
The Heroes hold a team SLG% of .362 and they are scoring 4.25 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have put up 187 doubles, while taking a walk 490 times as well as racking up 569 runs. Kiwoom has recorded 86 home runs for the year and 529 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 960 occasions (4th in KBO) and have 1,148 base knocks. The Kiwoom Heroes have earned a team OBP of .332 and a batting average of .251 over the course of the season.
Jung Hoo Lee is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Lee has drawn a free base 330 times while being called out on strikes on 278 plate appearances. He has accounted for 521 runs and has 458 runs batted in. His OBP sits at .406 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .896. He has gone yard 56 times, as well as 1,518 bases in total and a .490 slugging %. Over the course of the 3,096 at-bats in his pro career, Lee has recorded a batting average of .340 in addition to 1,052 base hits.
The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 118 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (7th in Korean baseball). The Heroes have racked up 1,438 assists, 110 errors and have accumulated 3,609 putouts for the season. In their 120 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 79 times and been caught 41 times (34.2% caught stealing rate).
The Kiwoom pitching staff have conceded 559 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.73 (498 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 87 dingers and they allow 4.18 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Heroes have a team WHIP of 1.323 in addition to having a FIP of 4.18 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.05 (934 strikeouts against 455 free passes). They rank 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,136.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan
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