Hanwha Eagles vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 4/21/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+143) Lotte (-192)
Mike Tauchman and the Hanwha Eagles (4-11, 9th in KBO) go to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Thursday, April 21, 2022, where they'll take on the Lotte Giants (7-7, 6th in KBO). The line on this contest has the Eagles priced at +143 and the Giants are at -192. The total is set at 7.5.
Hanwha has a slugging rate of .304 and have been called out on strikes 125 times, while taking a walk on 48 occasions. They have tallied 49 RBI's in addition to 109 hits for the year, and their batting average is sitting at .220. The Eagles have compiled 17 doubles as a team and have hit 7 balls out of the stadium. They have 54 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .292. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are compiling 3.6 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 8th in KBO.
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Mike Tauchman is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Tauchman has accrued an average at the plate of .299 for his baseball career, with 648 runs scored and an OPS of .819. He has been struck out 720 times and earned a walk on 469 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .379 on-base percentage. In his pro baseball career, Tauchman has hit 71 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 521 runs. His slugging percentage is .440 and he has racked up 1,658 bases. For his time in the league, he came to bat 4,350 times and has delivered a base knock 1,126 times.
The Eagles have swiped 13 bags and have been gunned down 4 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 23.5%. The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with 384 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 144 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .969 which ranks 9th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 8 double plays.
The Eagles have an earned run average of 4.43 so far this season (9th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 103 batters. Hanwha has surrendered 132 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) and also 63 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.84 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Eagles pitchers have allowed 12 home runs in addition to 74 total runs (1st in the league).
The Lotte Giants have tallied an OBP of .321 in addition to a team batting average of .259 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 101 occasions (7th in baseball) and have totaled 124 base hits. Lotte has recorded 6 home runs this season to go along with 46 runs batted in. The Giants hold a slugging percentage of .340 and they tally 3.43 runs per game (9th in KBO). They have notched 17 doubles, while getting a free base 43 times and racking up 48 runs.
Jun-woo Jeon is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Over the course of the 5,126 at-bats in his baseball career, Jeon has hit .298 and has racked up 1,529 base hits. He has hit a home run 168 times, with 2,378 total bases and also a .464 slugging percentage. Jeon has tallied a walk 470 times while fanning on 872 plate appearances. He has accrued 848 runs and racked up 747 RBIs. His OBP sits at .363 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .827.
Of their 11 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 7 times and been caught 4 times (36.4% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have twisted 12 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .975 (5th in the league). The Giants have recorded 130 assists, 13 errors and have a tally of 379 putouts this year.
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.293 in addition to having a FIP of 3.99 as a staff on the campaign. They sit at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 118. The Lotte pitching staff have yielded 56 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.21 (45 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.93 (132 strikeouts vs 45 bases on balls). They have yielded 5 homers and they surrender 3.99 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+143)
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