Kia Tigers vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 4/23/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Chan Hyeok Park and the Kiwoom Heroes (10-5, 2nd in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (7-7, 5th in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
As a unit, the Kia Tigers are putting up 4.1 runs per outing, which ranks them 4th in KBO. They have tallied 58 runs and have an OBP of .342. The Tigers have tallied 21 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 7 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 54 RBI's and 115 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .249. Kia has a slugging rate of .348 and have been rung up 110 times, while drawing a walk on 58 occasions.
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Chan-Ho Park is a batter who should impact this game for Kia. For his pro baseball career, Park has hit 6 balls out of the park while knocking in 157 runs. His career slugging percentage is .292 in addition to racking up 480 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he faced a pitcher 1,818 times and has delivered with a hit 386 times. He has struck out 306 times and has gotten a free base on 134 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .293 OBP. Park has recorded a batting average of .235 for his time in baseball, in addition to 203 runs scored and an OPS of .585.
The Tigers have swiped 5 bases and have been caught 4 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 44.4%. The Kia Tigers have earned a total of 366 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 124 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding rate is at .961 which ranks 10th in KBO and they have twisted 8 double plays.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.25 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.31. Tigers pitchers have allowed 7 long balls in addition to 63 total runs (4th in the league). Kia has allowed 112 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and 46 earned runs. The Tigers have a team earned run average of 3.39 on the year (6th in the league), and their staff has struck out 108 batters.
The Heroes have a team SLG% of .352 and they have an average of 3.73 runs per outing (5th in KBO). They have hit 24 doubles, while getting a free base 50 times and scoring 56 runs. Kiwoom has accounted for 11 home runs so far this season to go along with 54 RBIs. They have struck out on 110 occasions (5th in baseball) and have earned a total of 121 base knocks. The Kiwoom Heroes have accounted for a team OBP of .316 and a batting average of .234 on the year.
Chan Hyeok Park is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Park has recorded a free base 3 times while going down on strikes on 20 chances. His on-base rate is .306 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .741. Over the course of the 46 at-bats in his pro career, Park has an average at the plate of .261 and has racked up 12 base knocks. He has amassed 4 runs in addition to having 4 RBIs. He has homered 2 times, with 20 total bases and also a .435 slugging %.
Out of their 7 attempts at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 4 times and been caught 3 times (42.9% caught stealing rate). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 13 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (4th in the league). The Heroes have accrued 188 assists, 12 errors and are sitting with 420 putouts on the season.
The Heroes have a team WHIP of 1.100 with a FIP of 3.09 as a squad over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.45 (98 strikeouts against 40 bases on balls). They sit at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 114. They have allowed 6 dingers and they surrender 3.09 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Kiwoom pitching staff have yielded 48 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 2.44 (38 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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