Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 8/4/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Socrates Brito and the Kia Tigers (47-45, 5th in KBO) are headed to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Thursday, August 4, 2022, where they'll meet the Hanwha Eagles (29-63, 10th in KBO).
Kia has a slugging rate of .404 and have been called out on strikes 638 times, while drawing a walk on 359 occasions. They have 451 runs batted in and 881 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate is .273. The Tigers have accumulated 173 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 74 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 479 runs and hold an OBP of .353. As a squad, the Kia Tigers are notching 5.2 runs per contest, which is 1st in KBO.
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Socrates Brito is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. In his career, Brito has drilled 110 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 656 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .431 and he has totaled 2,254 bases. In his time in the Majors, he approached the plate 5,709 times and has notched a base hit 1,472 times. He has struck out 1,164 times and has walked on 394 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .332 on-base %. Brito has compiled an average at the plate of .281 for his time in baseball, with 781 runs scored and an OPS of .763.
The Kia Tigers have 2,462 putouts so far this season, in addition to 903 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which puts them in 4th in KBO and they have turned 65 double plays. The Tigers have swiped 44 bags and have been caught 28 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 38.9%.
The Tigers have compiled a team ERA of 4.13 on the year (6th in KBO), and their staff has rung up 671 batters. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 74 home runs in addition to 428 total runs (5th in KBO). Kia has allowed 816 hits (9.0 per 9 innings) as well as 376 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.10 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38.
Hanwha has hit 69 HRs so far this year to go along with 359 runs batted in. The have tallied 127 doubles, while taking a walk 306 times as well as scoring 385 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have a team OBP of .317 and a batting average of .248 so far this season. The Eagles hold a team SLG% of .364 and they are scoring 4.10 runs per outing (10th in the league). They have struck out on 863 occasions (1st in baseball) and have accounted for 788 base hits.
Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Ha has drawn a walk 161 times while fanning on 666 occasions. His on-base % is .318 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .698. During the 2,547 at-bats in his baseball career, Ha has hit .267 in addition to 680 hits. He has amassed 349 runs and also has 312 RBIs. He has homered 48 times, with 968 total bases and a .380 slugging percentage.
The Hanwha Eagles have twisted 77 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .973 (10th in the league). The Eagles have 935 assists, 95 errors and have amassed 2,462 putouts for the year. Of their 106 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 71 times and been caught 35 times (33.0% caught stealing rate).
The Hanwha pitching staff have allowed 501 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.90 (447 earned runs given up). They have allowed 66 homers and they allow 5.49 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.518 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.49 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.68 (623 strikeouts against 371 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 874.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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