Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 8/16/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the site where DJ Peters and the Lotte Giants (45-56, 6th in KBO) will take on the Doosan Bears (44-55, 7th in KBO) on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
As a unit, the Doosan Bears are recording 4.6 runs/g, which puts them at 4th in the league. They have 466 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .323. The Bears have accrued 147 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 62 balls out of the park. They have amassed 432 RBI's and 856 base knocks for the year, while their batting average sits at .251. Doosan is slugging .353 and have been called out on strikes 675 times, while drawing a walk on 337 occasions.
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Jose Miguel Fernandez is a batter who should impact this game for Doosan. Fernandez has accrued an average at the plate of .321 for his baseball career, with 775 scored runs and an OPS of .841. He has gone down on strikes 382 times and has been walked on 564 occasions, which has contributed to a .394 OBP. For his pro baseball career, Fernandez has slapped 130 baseballs out of the park while driving in 805 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .447 in addition to having tallied 2,342 bases. For his time in baseball, he approached the plate 5,998 times and has come through with a hit 1,682 times.
The Bears have swiped 69 bases and have been caught 22 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 24.2%. The Doosan Bears have earned 2,718 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,001 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding rate is at .980 which puts them in 4th in KBO and they have turned 94 double plays.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.69 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.46. Bears pitchers have given up 77 home runs and 488 runs (4th in the league). Doosan has allowed 907 hits (9.0 per 9 innings) in addition to 427 earned runs. The Bears are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.24 on the season (7th in the league), and they have struck out 698 hitters.
The Giants hold a team slugging % of .372 and they score 4.04 runs per game (10th in the league). They have 167 doubles, while getting a free base 291 times and scoring 424 runs. Lotte has hit 75 home runs on the year to go along with 402 runs batted in. They have struck out on 729 occasions (6th in the league) and have earned 917 hits. The Lotte Giants have accumulated a team OBP of .315 in addition to a team batting average of .256 on the year.
DJ Peters is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Peters has earned a free base 267 times while fanning on 852 occasions. He has scored 397 runs and notched 383 runs batted in. His OBP is .341 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .813. He has hit the long ball 125 times, as well as 1,168 bases in total and also a .472 slugging percentage. For the 2,475 at-bats in his career, Peters has accrued an average at the plate of .253 with 627 hits.
The Lotte Giants have turned 94 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (6th in Korean baseball). The Giants have accrued 1,052 assists, 82 errors and have earned a total of 2,817 putouts this season. Out of their 98 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 71 times and been caught 27 times (27.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.457 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.01 as a unit on the campaign. They have a ranking of 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,003. The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 523 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.56 (476 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.38 (868 strikeouts vs 365 bases on balls). They have relinquished 58 dingers and they concede 5.01 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte
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