Hanwha Eagles vs LG Twins Prediction, 5/12/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Kang-Nam Yoo and the LG Twins (19-14, 2nd in KBO) play the Hanwha Eagles (11-22, 9th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
Hanwha is slugging .324 and have been rung up 297 times, while drawing a walk on 116 occasions. They have accounted for 101 RBI's and 252 hits this year, and their team batting average comes in at .231. The Eagles have tallied 41 doubles as a squad and have hit 17 balls out of the park. They have racked up 114 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .310. As a squad, the Hanwha Eagles are recording 3.5 runs per game, which puts them at 10th in the league.
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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 44 balls out of the park while knocking in 282 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 2,613 times and has notched a base hit 636 times. Ha has a batting average of .266 for his time in baseball, in addition to 325 runs scored and an OPS of .693. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .376 and he has racked up 900 bases. He has fanned 624 times and has walked on 151 at-bats, contributing to a .317 on-base percentage.
The Eagles have swiped 24 bases and have been caught 12 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 33.3%. The Hanwha Eagles have accumulated 855 putouts this year, as well as 324 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .968 which puts them in 10th in the league and have earned 21 double plays.
The Eagles have compiled a team ERA of 4.67 for the season (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 210 hitters. Hanwha has allowed 295 base knocks (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 148 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.67 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.48. Eagles pitchers have surrendered 25 home runs and also 171 runs in total (1st in KBO).
The LG Twins have recorded a team OBP of .322 as well as a team batting average of .250 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 208 instances (10th in KBO) and have accounted for 279 hits. LG has knocked in 21 home runs this season and 134 runs batted in. The Twins hold a slugging % of .368 and they average 4.48 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have recorded 54 doubles, while getting a free base 104 times as well as recording 148 runs.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Yoo has drawn a walk 176 times while striking out on 529 chances. He has accumulated 297 runs and also has 413 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .331 and he has a lifetime OPS of .755. He has gone deep 96 times, with 1,131 total bases and also a .424 slugging percentage. During the 2,666 official at-bats in his pro career, Yoo has hit .269 and has racked up 717 base hits.
In their 45 chances at getting a steal, they have had success 37 times and been caught 8 times (17.8% caught stealing rate). The LG Twins have turned 30 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (1st in KBO). The Twins have recorded 324 assists, 19 errors and have amassed 891 putouts so far this year.
The LG pitching staff have allowed 124 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.48 (115 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 19 long balls and they surrender 3.76 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.290 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.76 as a staff on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.97 (234 strikeouts against 119 free passes). They sit at 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 264.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha
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