Hanwha Eagles vs SSG Landers Prediction, 5/5/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs SSG Landers
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+156) SSG (-222)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the venue where Kevin Cron and the SSG Landers (19-6, 1st in KBO) will play the Hanwha Eagles (10-16, 9th in KBO) on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The Eagles open this game at +156 while the Landers are priced at -222. The total is set at 6.5.
As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are earning 3.4 runs per game, which puts them at 9th in the league. They have earned a total of 87 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .308. The Eagles have tallied 31 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 12 balls out of the stadium. They have 77 runs batted in and 191 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is .224. Hanwha owns a slugging percentage of .307 and have been called out on strikes 239 times, while drawing a walk on 98 occasions.
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Joo-Suk Ha is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. In his career, Ha has slapped 43 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 277 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he faced a pitcher 2,589 times and has delivered a base knock 628 times. Ha has recorded a batting average of .265 for his time in baseball, in addition to 323 runs scored and an OPS of .691. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .375 and he has racked up 889 bases. He has been struck out 621 times and has walked on 150 occasions, which contributes in part to a .316 on-base percentage.
The Hanwha Eagles have amassed 699 putouts so far this season, as well as 258 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .967 which puts them in 9th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 15 double plays. The Eagles have stolen 18 bags and have been gunned down 9 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 33.3%.
The Eagles have a team ERA of 3.88 this season (9th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 174 batters. Hanwha has allowed 214 base knocks (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 97 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.76 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.39. Eagles pitchers have conceded 18 home runs and 114 runs in total (3rd in the league).
The Landers hold a slugging percentage of .347 and they tally 4.35 runs per game (1st in KBO). They have notched 44 two-baggers, while walking 89 times as well as scoring 113 runs. SSG has accumulated 14 home runs so far this year and 109 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 194 occasions (4th in the league) and are sitting with 205 hits. The SSG Landers hold a team OBP of .319 as well as a batting average of .236 so far this season.
Kevin Cron is a batter who should impact this game for SSG. Cron has tallied a free base 336 times while striking out on 949 tries. He is sitting with 550 runs and also has 730 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .341 and he also has a career OPS of .833. He has hit the long ball 197 times, with 1,853 bases in total and a .492 slugging percentage. For the 3,768 at-bats in his professional career, Cron has hit .273 in addition to having 1,029 base hits.
The SSG Landers have turned 21 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in KBO). The Landers have racked up 272 assists, 17 errors and have earned a total of 738 putouts on the campaign. Of their 33 chances at getting a steal, they have made it 29 times and been caught 4 times (12.1% caught stealing rate).
The SSG pitching staff have surrendered 77 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 2.85 (75 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 13 long balls and they concede 2.92 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The Landers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.122 in addition to having a FIP of 2.92 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.12 (180 strikeouts vs 85 walks). They rank 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 181.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+156)
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