Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 7/9/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Socrates Brito and the Kia Tigers (38-39, 5th in KBO) host the Hanwha Eagles (25-53, 10th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
Hanwha has a slugging percentage of .356 and have struck out 737 times, while getting the free base on 262 occasions. They have compiled 294 RBI's and 652 hits on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .244. The Eagles have tallied 107 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 53 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 317 runs and have an OBP of .315. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which has them at 10th in KBO.
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Joo-Suk Ha is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. For his career, Ha has hit 46 balls out of the park while knocking in 300 runs. His slugging percentage is .375 in addition to having tallied 933 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to the plate 2,717 times and got on base with a hit 656 times. He has gone down on strikes 653 times and has been walked on 158 occasions, contributing to a .315 OBP. Ha has an average at the plate of .264 in his time in baseball, in addition to 341 runs scored and an OPS of .690.
The Hanwha Eagles have a tally of 2,074 putouts this season, in addition to 788 assists and 82 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .972 which has them ranked 10th in the league and they have turned 65 double plays. The Eagles have swiped 56 bags and have been gunned down 30 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 34.9%.
The Eagles have compiled a team earned run average of 5.04 this year (10th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 514 batters. Eagles pitchers have conceded 63 home runs and 433 total runs (1st in KBO). Hanwha has given up 740 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and 387 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.67 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.52.
The Kia Tigers hold an OBP of .346 in addition to a team batting average of .265 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 532 occasions (8th in the league) and have tallied 707 hits. Kia has tallied 66 HRs on the season and 359 runs batted in. The Tigers hold a slugging % of .401 and they average 4.90 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have recorded 144 two-baggers, while walking 302 times and scoring 382 runs.
Socrates Brito is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Brito has recorded a free base 394 times while being called out on strikes on 1,163 attempts. His on-base percentage sits at .332 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .763. For the 5,227 at-bats in his professional career, Brito has earned a batting average of .281 in addition to 1,471 base hits. He has amassed 781 runs and racked up 655 runs batted in. He has homered 110 times, with 2,253 total bases and a .431 slugging percentage.
Of their 60 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 35 times and been caught 25 times (41.7% caught stealing rate). The Kia Tigers have turned 54 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in Korean baseball). The Tigers have accrued 739 assists, 57 errors and have a tally of 2,063 putouts over the course of the season.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.385 in addition to having a FIP of 4.82 as a pitching staff this season. They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 684. The Kia pitching staff have given up 368 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.23 (323 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio is 2.14 (573 strikeouts vs 268 walks). They have surrendered 64 dingers and they concede 4.82 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia
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