Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 9/8/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Sei Hyok Park and the Doosan Bears (48-66, 9th in KBO) host the Hanwha Eagles (37-80, 10th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
The Eagles have compiled 176 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 78 balls out of the stadium. Hanwha owns a slugging percentage of .359 and have struck out 1,054 times, while drawing a walk on 407 occasions. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are compiling 4.1 runs per game, which is 10th in baseball. They have 453 RBI's in addition to 998 hits this year, while their average at the plate is at .248. They have 487 runs scored while having a team OBP of .321.
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Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. For his career, Ha has drilled 48 baseballs out of the park while driving in 320 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped into the batters box 2,870 times and has reached base with a base hit 699 times. Ha is sitting with a batting avereage of .266 for his career in baseball, with 356 runs scored and an OPS of .694. He has earned a slugging percentage of .377 in addition to racking up 991 bases. He has been struck out 692 times and earned a walk on 167 occasions, which contributes in part to a .317 OBP.
The Hanwha Eagles have accumulated 3,123 putouts this season, in addition to 1,176 assists and 110 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .975 which has them ranked 9th in Korean baseball and have a total of 95 double plays. The Eagles have swiped 92 bags and have been thrown out 42 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 31.3%.
The Eagles have a team ERA of 4.93 on the year (10th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 783 batters. Eagles pitchers have yielded 91 home runs and also 634 total runs (1st in baseball). Hanwha has relinquished 1,095 base knocks (9.5 per 9 innings) and also 570 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.62 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.51.
Doosan is sitting with 72 home runs this season and 474 runs batted in. They have put up 165 two-baggers, while taking a walk 378 times as well as earning 510 runs. The Doosan Bears have recorded an OBP of .321 in addition to a team batting average of .248 for the year. The Bears hold a slugging % of .351 and they average 4.40 runs per contest (7th in baseball). They have struck out on 800 occasions (8th in KBO) and have tallied 972 base hits.
Sei Hyok Park is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. Park has drawn a free base 186 times while striking out on 364 occasions. His on-base rate is .334 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .692. In the 1,923 at-bats in his pro career, Park is sitting with a batting avereage of .260 with 500 hits. He has accumulated 270 runs and has 255 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 24 times, as well as 689 total bases and a .358 slugging %.
The Doosan Bears have twisted 103 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in KBO). The Bears have recorded 1,136 assists, 87 errors and have accounted for 3,108 putouts on the campaign. Of their 107 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 80 times and been caught 27 times (25.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Bears have a WHIP of 1.452 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.87 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.76 (803 strikeouts against 456 free passes). They are currently ranked 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,048. They have conceded 91 homers and they relinquish 4.87 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Doosan pitching staff have allowed 561 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.27 (491 earned runs given up).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha
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