Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/28/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Joo-Suk Ha and the Hanwha Eagles (16-31, 9th in KBO) head to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday, May 28, 2022, where they'll meet the KT Wiz (21-25, 8th in KBO).
Hanwha is slugging .344 and have been called out on strikes 435 times, while getting the free base on 163 occasions. They have tallied 163 RBI's as well as 364 hits for the season, while their batting average sits at .234. The Eagles have accrued 60 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 31 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 179 runs scored and hold an OBP of .311. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are scoring 3.8 runs per outing, which is 10th in baseball.
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Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. For his career, Ha has slapped 46 balls out of the park while knocking in 291 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 2,650 times and also came through with a hit 643 times. Ha has an average at the plate of .265 for his career in baseball, in addition to 330 runs scored and an OPS of .694. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .377 in addition to having tallied 914 bases. He has gone down on strikes 635 times and has been walked on 154 occasions, contributing to a .317 on-base %.
The Eagles have swiped 36 bases and have been thrown out 18 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 33.3%. The Hanwha Eagles have notched a total of 1,224 putouts thus far, as well as 446 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .973 which puts them in 9th in KBO and have a total of 31 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.79 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.53. Eagles pitchers have allowed 38 home runs and also 265 runs (1st in KBO). Hanwha has given up 452 base hits (10.0 per 9 innings) and also 241 earned runs. The Eagles hold a team ERA of 5.32 for the year (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 309 batters.
The KT Wiz have tallied an on-base percentage of .325 in addition to a batting average of .244 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 378 occasions (2nd in the league) and have notched a total of 380 hits. KT is sitting with 29 home runs for the season as well as 159 RBIs. The Wiz have a SLG% of .339 and they earn 3.87 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have notched 53 doubles, while getting a free base 172 times as well as scoring 178 runs.
Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter who should impact this game for KT. Bae has drawn a free base 162 times while going down on strikes on 366 plate appearances. His on-base percentage sits at .340 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .699. For the 1,375 official at-bats in his pro career, Bae has hit .255 with 350 base hits. He has scored 220 runs and has 150 RBIs. He has gone yard 26 times, as well as 493 total bases and also a .359 slugging %.
Out of their 37 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 27 times and been caught 10 times (27.0% caught stealing rate). The KT Wiz have twisted 41 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (2nd in the league). The Wiz have recorded 459 assists, 33 errors and have earned 1,232 putouts over the course of the season.
The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.224 and have a FIP of 3.97 as a unit so far this year. They are sitting at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 400. The KT pitching staff have allowed 181 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.47 (158 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.36 (343 strikeouts vs 102 walks). They have relinquished 28 homers and they allow 3.97 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Hanwha
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