Hanwha Eagles vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 4/12/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Samsung Lions
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+108) Samsung (-142)
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the site where Jose Pirela and the Samsung Lions (3-5, 7th in KBO) will play the Hanwha Eagles (2-6, 8th in KBO) on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The Lions open this game at -142 while the Eagles are priced at +108. The O/U opens at 7.5.
As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are recording 3.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball. They have accumulated 28 runs while having a team OBP of .290. The Eagles have earned 9 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 5 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 24 runs batted in in addition to 58 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .219. Hanwha is slugging .309 and have struck out 70 times, while taking a walk on 24 occasions.
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Mike Tauchman is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. In his career, Tauchman has hit 71 balls over the fence while knocking in 521 runs. In his time in the Majors, he approached the plate 4,319 times and came through with a base base hit 1,118 times. Tauchman has recorded a batting average of .299 for his time in baseball, in addition to 646 runs scored and an OPS of .821. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .441 in addition to racking up 1,650 bases. He has been struck out 712 times and has been walked on 467 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .380 OBP.
The Hanwha Eagles have earned 201 putouts so far this season, in addition to 73 assists and 5 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which puts them in 3rd in the league and have accumulated 3 double plays. The Eagles have stolen 6 bags and have been gunned down 1 time, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 14.3%.
The Eagles have a team earned run average of 4.16 this season (10th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 63 hitters. Hanwha has surrendered 61 hits (8.2 per 9 innings) and also 31 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.10 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Eagles pitchers have relinquished 3 home runs in addition to 33 runs in total (3rd in baseball).
The Samsung Lions have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .277 in addition to a batting average of .210 this year. They have been rung up on 46 instances (10th in KBO) and have 55 base knocks. Samsung has knocked in 2 HRs on the campaign in addition to 29 runs batted in. The Lions hold a team SLG% of .267 and they average 3.75 runs per outing (4th in KBO). They have recorded 9 two-baggers, while taking a walk 23 times and putting up 30 runs.
Jose Pirela is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. Pirela has recorded a free base 644 times while going down on strikes on 1,165 chances. His on-base percentage sits at .345 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .770. Over the course of the 7,206 at-bats in his professional career, Pirela has accrued an average at the plate of .281 with 2,028 base hits. He has amassed 1,133 runs in addition to having 896 RBIs. He has hit a home run 167 times, in addition to having 3,064 bases in total and a .425 slugging percentage.
The Samsung Lions have twisted 8 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .977 (5th in Korean baseball). The Lions have accrued 91 assists, 7 errors and have earned 210 putouts for the year. Out of their 6 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 4 times and been caught 2 times (33.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Samsung pitching staff have allowed 31 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.60 (28 earned runs relinquished). They have yielded 7 long balls and they yield 3.99 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.314 with a FIP of 3.99 as a pitching staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.88 (45 strikeouts against 24 walks). They come in at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 68.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+108)
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