Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/15/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the site where Sun Bin Kim and the Kia Tigers (62-62, 5th in KBO) will take on the Hanwha Eagles (39-84, 10th in KBO) on Thursday, September 15, 2022.
Hanwha has a slugging rate of .358 and have struck out 1,107 times, while getting the free base on 427 occasions. They have accumulated 468 RBI's and 1,044 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .248. The Eagles have earned 184 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 82 balls out of the park. They have earned 502 runs scored while having a team OBP of .321. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are scoring 4.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 10th in KBO.
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Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Ha has accumulated a batting average of .266 for his baseball career, in addition to 356 scored runs and an OPS of .692. He has fanned 697 times and earned a walk on 168 occasions, contributing to a .316 on-base %. For his professional baseball career, Ha has drilled 48 baseballs out of the park while driving in 321 runs. His slugging percentage is .376 in addition to earning 997 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to bat 2,892 times and has delivered with a base knock 704 times.
The Eagles have swiped 97 bases and have been thrown out 43 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 30.7%. The Hanwha Eagles have 3,279 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,222 assists and 116 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .975 which ranks 10th in the league and they have turned 100 double plays.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.63 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.51. Eagles pitchers have allowed 98 home runs in addition to 670 runs in total (1st in baseball). Hanwha has given up 1,144 hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 600 earned runs. The Eagles have an earned run average of 4.94 this season (10th in the league), and their staff has rung up 824 batters.
The Kia Tigers are sitting with an OBP of .350 in addition to a batting average of .273 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 847 instances (7th in KBO) and have a total of 1,183 base hits. Kia has a total of 101 home runs this season in addition to 609 RBIs. The Tigers have a team SLG% of .401 and they score 5.18 runs per outing (2nd in KBO). They have 219 doubles, while taking a walk 476 times as well as recording 647 runs.
Sun Bin Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Kim has drawn a walk 508 times while striking out on 457 plate appearances. His on-base percentage is .375 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .753. In the 4,486 at-bats in his pro career, Kim is sitting with a batting avereage of .303 and has racked up 1,358 base hits. He has compiled 645 runs and also has 509 RBIs. He has hit a home run 31 times, with 1,695 total bases and a .378 slugging percentage.
The Kia Tigers have turned 93 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in KBO). The Tigers have 1,203 assists, 96 errors and have a tally of 3,323 putouts this season. Out of their 97 tries at getting a steal, they have made it 57 times and been caught 40 times (41.2% caught stealing rate).
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.411 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.76 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.02 (912 strikeouts vs 452 walks). They are currently ranked 4th in KBO as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,110. They have yielded 106 HR's and they concede 4.76 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 586 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.20 (517 earned runs conceded).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha
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