Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 4/8/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the site where Hoon Jung and the Lotte Giants (64-71, 8th in KBO) will take on the Doosan Bears (70-65, 4th in KBO) on Friday, April 8, 2022.
The Bears tallied 234 doubles as a squad and knocked 109 balls out of the stadium. Doosan had a slugging rate of .391 and were called out on strikes 938 times, while being walked on 556 occasions. As a team, the Doosan Bears notched 5.1 runs/g, which put them at 2nd in the league. They recorded 693 RBI's as well as 1,306 base knocks last season, and their average at the plate finished at .268. They earned 733 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .350.
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Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter who should impact this game for Doosan. In his career, Ho has slapped 38 balls out of the park while driving in 470 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped into the batters box 4,297 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,119 times. Ho has accrued an average at the plate of .295 in his time in baseball, in addition to 594 scored runs and an OPS of .744. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .386 in addition to having tallied 1,463 bases. He has fanned 353 times and has been walked on 302 occasions, contributing to a .358 OBP.
The Bears swiped 83 bases and were caught 48 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage was 36.6%. The Doosan Bears accounted for 3,806 putouts in the previous season, in addition to 1,293 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .983 which ranked 4th in KBO and accumulated 120 double plays.
They had a K/BB ratio of 1.77 and their pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.49. Bears pitchers conceded 104 home runs and 653 runs in total (7th in KBO). Doosan relinquished 1,288 base knocks (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 599 earned runs. The Bears compiled a team ERA of 4.28 over the course of last year (3rd in baseball), and their staff struck out 1,037 batters.
The Giants held a team slugging percentage of .399 and they scored 5.06 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They put up 263 two-baggers, while walking 576 times as well as scoring 723 runs. Lotte had a total of 106 HRs for the previous season and 693 runs batted in. They were called out on strikes on 963 occasions (6th in the league) and totaled 1,384 base hits. The Lotte Giants held a team OBP of .356 in addition to a team batting average of .278 for the previous season.
Hoon Jung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Jung has earned a free base 374 times while fanning on 695 plate appearances. He has compiled 516 runs in addition to having 412 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .362 and he has a lifetime OPS of .756. He has hit it out of the park 60 times, with 1,286 total bases and a .394 slugging percentage. For the 3,260 at-bats in his professional career, Jung has earned a batting average of .277 in addition to having 904 base hits.
In their 145 attempts at stealing a base, they made it 101 times and were caught 44 times (30.3% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants twisted 124 double plays and had a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in KBO). The Giants recorded 1,403 assists, 85 errors and notched a total of 3,813 putouts in the prior season.
The Lotte pitching staff conceded 806 runs last year while holding a team ERA of 5.39 (756 earned runs yielded). They conceded 132 dingers and they yielded 5.75 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Giants held a team WHIP of 1.571 with a FIP of 5.75 as a unit in the prior season. Their K/BB ratio sat at 1.60 (1,047 strikeouts vs 653 free passes). They finished at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,330.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte and under the total runs
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