Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 10/2/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Dae-ho Lee and the Lotte Giants (61-74, 7th in KBO) host the Doosan Bears (57-77, 9th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Sunday, October 2, 2022.
As a unit, the Doosan Bears are notching 4.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have a total of 609 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .325. The Bears have tallied 199 doubles as a squad and have hit 94 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 565 runs batted in in addition to 1,176 hits on the season, and their average at the plate sits at .255. Doosan has a slugging % of .364 and have been called out on strikes 942 times, while getting the free base on 431 occasions.
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Sei Hyok Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. For his professional baseball career, Park has hit 24 balls out of the park while driving in 259 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he faced a pitcher 2,262 times and has come through with a base hit 506 times. Park has compiled an average at the plate of .259 for his career, with 272 runs scored and an OPS of .690. His slugging percentage sits at .356 in addition to earning 695 bases. He has gone down on strikes 373 times and has gotten a free base on 189 occasions, contributing to a .334 on-base %.
The Bears have swiped 93 bases and have been gunned down 32 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 25.6%. The Doosan Bears have earned a total of 3,629 putouts this season, as well as 1,317 assists and 108 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which is 6th in KBO and have accumulated 120 double plays.
The Bears have compiled a team earned run average of 4.45 this year (8th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 939 batters. Doosan has given up 1,261 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) as well as 598 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.78 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.48. Bears pitchers have conceded 111 home runs in addition to 681 total runs (3rd in baseball).
The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .384 and they score 4.22 runs per contest (9th in KBO). They have hit 223 doubles, while taking a walk 401 times as well as scoring 587 runs. Lotte has hit 101 home runs over the course of the season as well as 552 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 951 occasions (6th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,278 base hits. The Lotte Giants have earned an on-base percentage of .328 in addition to a team batting average of .267 this season.
Dae-ho Lee is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. Lee has drawn a walk 999 times while striking out on 1,469 plate appearances. His on-base rate is .380 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .887. During the 9,538 at-bats in his baseball career, Lee has hit .304 and has racked up 2,904 hits. He has amassed 1,248 runs and has 1,822 runs batted in. He has hit it out of the park 486 times, as well as 4,833 total bases and a .507 slugging %.
Of their 132 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 93 times and been caught 39 times (29.5% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have twisted 121 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (5th in KBO). The Giants have recorded 1,365 assists, 108 errors and have accumulated 3,710 putouts so far this year.
The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 688 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.46 (612 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 81 home runs and they allow 5.01 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.450 in addition to having a FIP of 5.01 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.45 (1,160 strikeouts against 473 bases on balls). They come in at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,320.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan
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