Hanwha Eagles vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 4/19/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Lotte Giants
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+126) Lotte (-169)
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the site where DJ Peters and the Lotte Giants (7-6, 5th in KBO) will play the Hanwha Eagles (3-11, 9th in KBO) on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The Eagles open this contest at +126 while the Giants are coming in at -169. The O/U opens at 8.5.
Hanwha has a slugging % of .297 and have been called out on strikes 120 times, while being walked on 42 occasions. They have accumulated 43 RBI's in addition to 98 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average sits at .212. The Eagles have hit 16 doubles as a squad and have hit 7 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 48 runs scored and hold an OBP of .282. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are recording 3.4 runs per contest, which ranks them 8th in KBO.
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Eun-won Jung is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Jung has hit .260 for his baseball career, with 234 runs scored and an OPS of .716. He has been struck out 307 times and has been walked on 220 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .352 on-base %. For his pro baseball career, Jung has hit 22 balls out of the park while driving in 148 runs. His career slugging percentage is .364 and he has a total of 569 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to bat 1,815 times and has delivered with a base knock 407 times.
The Hanwha Eagles have amassed 357 putouts this year, in addition to 136 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate is at .967 which is 9th in KBO and have earned 7 double plays. The Eagles have swiped 12 bases and have been caught 4 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 25.0%.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.96 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.47. Eagles pitchers have given up 11 home runs and also 72 total runs (1st in baseball). Hanwha has conceded 125 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and 61 earned runs. The Eagles have compiled a team earned run average of 4.61 for the season (10th in baseball), and they have rung up 98 batters.
Lotte has accounted for 5 long balls this year as well as 44 RBIs. They have put up 16 doubles, while getting a free base 37 times and putting up 46 runs. The Lotte Giants have earned an on-base percentage of .321 and a batting average of .262 for the year. The Giants hold a team SLG% of .340 and they average 3.54 runs per game (6th in the league). They have struck out on 96 occasions (7th in baseball) and have accounted for 117 base hits.
DJ Peters is a hitter who should impact this game for Lotte. Peters has earned a walk 247 times while striking out on 794 attempts. He is sitting with 367 runs in addition to having earned 338 runs batted in. His OBP sits at .344 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .820. He has hit it out of the park 113 times, with 1,051 bases in total and also a .476 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,207 at-bats in his pro career, Peters has an average at the plate of .254 with 561 hits.
The Lotte Giants have turned 10 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .973 (7th in the league). The Giants have accrued 115 assists, 13 errors and have amassed 352 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 9 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 5 times and been caught 4 times (44.4% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.247 in addition to having a FIP of 3.84 as a staff on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.26 (127 strikeouts against 39 free passes). They sit at 5th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 107. They have allowed 5 homers and they relinquish 3.84 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Lotte pitching staff have given up 50 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.00 (39 earned runs allowed).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+126)
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