Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 8/2/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Sung Bum Na and the Kia Tigers (47-44, 5th in KBO) are headed to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, where they'll take on the Hanwha Eagles (28-63, 10th in KBO).
Kia has a slugging rate of .405 and have been called out on strikes 636 times, while taking a walk on 356 occasions. They have amassed 447 runs batted in and 868 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .272. The Tigers have accrued 172 doubles as a squad and have knocked 74 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 475 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .352. As a unit, the Kia Tigers are putting up 5.2 runs per game, which is 1st in KBO.
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Sung Bum Na is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. For his career, Na has hit 226 balls out of the park while driving in 896 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .538 and he has racked up 2,477 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to bat 5,176 times and also came through with a hit 1,442 times. He has fanned 1,147 times and has gotten a free base on 410 occasions, contributing to a .381 on-base %. Na has earned a batting average of .313 for his career in baseball, in addition to 874 runs scored and an OPS of .919.
The Kia Tigers are sitting with 2,438 putouts thus far, as well as 890 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .980 which has them ranked 4th in KBO and they have twisted 65 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 44 bases and have been thrown out 28 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 38.9%.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.08 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.39. Tigers pitchers have conceded 73 long balls and also 423 total runs (5th in baseball). Kia has given up 808 base knocks (9.0 per 9 innings) and also 372 earned runs. The Tigers have an ERA of 4.12 for the season (6th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 663 hitters.
The Hanwha Eagles have recorded a team OBP of .317 and a batting average of .248 on the season. They have struck out on 855 occasions (1st in the league) and are sitting with 780 base hits. Hanwha is sitting with 68 HRs over the course of the season in addition to 354 RBIs. The Eagles hold a team slugging % of .364 and they score 4.09 runs per contest (10th in the league). They hit 126 two-baggers, while walking 306 times and putting up 380 runs.
Mike Tauchman is a hitter who should impact this game for Hanwha. Tauchman has tallied a walk 504 times while fanning on 781 occasions. He has accrued 700 runs in addition to having earned 546 RBIs. His on-base % is .377 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .814. He has hit the long ball 78 times, in addition to having 1,785 total bases and also a .437 slugging percentage. In the 4,082 official at-bats in his pro career, Tauchman has earned a batting average of .296 and has racked up 1,209 base hits.
The Hanwha Eagles have twisted 76 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .973 (10th in Korean baseball). The Eagles have 926 assists, 94 errors and have a total of 2,435 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 105 attempts at stealing a base, they have had success 70 times and been caught 35 times (33.3% caught stealing rate).
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.515 in addition to having a FIP of 5.51 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.69 (621 strikeouts vs 368 bases on balls). They sit at 3rd in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 861. They have surrendered 66 homers and they allow 5.51 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Hanwha pitching staff have conceded 497 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.93 (444 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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