Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 8/20/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Jeong-dae Bae and the KT Wiz (57-46, 4th in KBO) play the Kia Tigers (51-52, 5th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
Kia has a slugging % of .402 and have struck out 712 times, while getting the free base on 403 occasions. They have earned 496 runs batted in and 984 hits for the season, and their team batting average sits at .272. The Tigers have accrued 188 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 83 balls out of the park. They have tallied 528 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .352. As a unit, the Kia Tigers are knocking in 5.1 runs/g, which ranks them 2nd in KBO.
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Sun Bin Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Kim has accrued an average at the plate of .303 for his career, in addition to 638 runs scored and an OPS of .753. He has been struck out 453 times and earned a walk on 503 occasions, contributing to a .375 on-base percentage. In his career, Kim has hit 31 baseballs over the fence while driving in 493 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .378 in addition to earning 1,668 bases. In his time in the Majors, he came to bat 5,103 times and has reached base with a hit 1,335 times.
The Kia Tigers have accounted for 2,766 putouts this year, in addition to 1,012 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .979 which has them sitting 6th in the league and have earned 73 double plays. The Tigers have swiped 47 bags and have been caught 31 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 39.7%.
The Tigers hold a team ERA of 4.17 so far this season (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 759 hitters. Kia has given up 916 base knocks (8.9 per 9 innings) and also 427 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.05 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.40. Tigers pitchers have allowed 90 home runs and also 483 runs (5th in the league).
KT has knocked in 87 home runs for the year as well as 435 runs batted in. They have recorded 139 two-baggers, while walking 392 times as well as scoring 466 runs. The KT Wiz have a team OBP of .334 in addition to a batting average of .257 this year. The Wiz hold a slugging percentage of .378 and they are scoring 4.44 runs per outing (5th in baseball). They have struck out on 846 instances (2nd in the league) and have recorded 911 base hits.
Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For the 1,594 at-bats in his baseball career, Bae has a batting average of .261 in addition to having 416 hits. He has gone yard 30 times, with 587 total bases and a .368 slugging percentage. Bae has tallied a free base 185 times while going down on strikes on 420 plate appearances. He has accrued 250 runs in addition to having 178 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .343 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .711.
Out of their 71 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 54 times and been caught 17 times (23.9% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have twisted 97 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (1st in KBO). The Wiz have accrued 1,047 assists, 68 errors and have amassed 2,818 putouts on the season.
The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.255 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.92 as a pitching staff for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.93 (788 strikeouts vs 269 bases on balls). They come in at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 910. They have surrendered 63 long balls and they surrender 3.92 runs per 9 innings (1st in KBO). The KT pitching staff have allowed 409 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.53 (368 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kia
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