Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 4/28/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (-123) KT (-112)
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the venue where ByungHo Park and the KT Wiz (8-12, 7th in KBO) will take on the Kia Tigers (10-10, 6th in KBO) on Thursday, April 28, 2022. The line on this matchup has the Tigers coming in at -123 and the Wiz are at -112. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
As a squad, the Kia Tigers are notching 4.6 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 2nd in KBO. They are sitting with 92 runs scored and have an OBP of .340. The Tigers have earned 41 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 10 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 87 runs batted in and 174 hits this season, and their batting average comes in at .257. Kia is slugging .370 and have struck out 146 times, while taking a walk on 76 occasions.
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Sun Bin Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. In his career, Kim has hit 29 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 462 runs. His slugging percentage is .380 in addition to having tallied 1,565 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he faced a pitcher 4,753 times and has come through with a base knock 1,248 times. He has struck out 423 times and has been walked on 460 at-bats, contributing to a .374 on-base %. Kim has hit .303 for his baseball career, with 608 runs scored and an OPS of .754.
The Tigers have stolen 9 bags and have been thrown out 5 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 35.7%. The Kia Tigers have notched a total of 525 putouts this year, in addition to 184 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .962 which has them sitting 10th in KBO and have 9 double plays.
The Tigers have an earned run average of 3.19 for the season (3rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 150 hitters. Kia has allowed 156 base hits (8.0 per 9 innings) as well as 62 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.26. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 11 home runs and also 83 runs (5th in baseball).
The KT Wiz have tallied an OBP of .323 and a team batting average of .248 for the season. They have been rung up on 174 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have accounted for 167 base hits. KT is sitting with 13 HRs over the course of the season and 70 RBIs. The Wiz hold a slugging percentage of .340 and they are scoring 3.80 runs per outing (6th in the league). They have 19 two-baggers, while taking a walk 64 times and putting up 76 runs.
ByungHo Park is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Over the course of the 4,910 at-bats in his career, Park has hit .271 with 1,333 base hits. He has gone yard 354 times, as well as 2,642 total bases and a .538 slugging %. Park has earned a walk 713 times while going down on strikes on 1,479 tries. He has accumulated 889 runs and racked up 1,040 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .374 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .876.
Out of their 17 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 12 times and been caught 5 times (29.4% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have turned 16 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .980 (4th in Korean baseball). The Wiz have accrued 187 assists, 15 errors and have a tally of 534 putouts over the course of the season.
The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.197 in addition to having a FIP of 4.04 as a staff so far this year. They have a ranking of 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 176. The KT pitching staff have allowed 80 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.54 (70 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 4.11 (152 strikeouts against 37 bases on balls). They have given up 11 home runs and they allow 4.04 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (-123)
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