Kia Tigers vs LG Twins Prediction, 5/14/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs LG Twins
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Hyun Soo Kim and the LG Twins (21-14, 2nd in KBO) play the Kia Tigers (17-17, 6th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
As a unit, the Kia Tigers are notching 4.6 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 2nd in KBO. They have earned 157 runs and hold an OBP of .346. The Tigers have hit 68 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 22 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 148 runs batted in and 308 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .266. Kia owns a slugging percentage of .392 and have struck out 247 times, while taking a walk on 124 occasions.
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Dae In Hwang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. For his professional baseball career, Hwang has drilled 23 baseballs over the fence while driving in 96 runs. His slugging percentage is .424 in addition to earning 251 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to the plate 655 times and has come through with a hit 154 times. He has been struck out 146 times and has walked on 46 occasions, contributing to a .320 OBP. Hwang has compiled an average at the plate of .260 for his baseball career, with 56 runs scored and an OPS of .744.
The Kia Tigers have earned 897 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 312 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .972 which has them sitting 8th in the league and have a total of 18 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 15 bags and have been gunned down 8 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 34.8%.
The Tigers have an ERA of 3.37 this year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 265 batters. Kia has allowed 274 base knocks (8.2 per 9 innings) and 112 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.76 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.24. Tigers pitchers have conceded 20 home runs and also 143 total runs (4th in baseball).
The LG Twins have an OBP of .331 in addition to a batting average of .259 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 224 occasions (10th in the league) and have 307 hits. LG has compiled 23 HRs so far this season as well as 150 runs batted in. The Twins hold a team slugging percentage of .382 and they are scoring 4.69 runs per contest (1st in baseball). They have recorded 63 doubles, while walking 113 times as well as racking up 164 runs.
Hyun Soo Kim is a batter who should impact this game for LG. In the 6,751 at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has recorded a batting average of .315 with 2,129 base knocks. He has gone deep 227 times, as well as 3,258 bases in total and also a .483 slugging percentage. Kim has tallied a free base 910 times while fanning on 824 occasions. He has accrued 1,081 runs in addition to having 1,232 runs batted in. His on-base % is .397 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .880.
In their 47 chances at stealing a base, they have made it 37 times and been caught 10 times (21.3% caught stealing percentage). The LG Twins have twisted 32 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Twins have recorded 348 assists, 20 errors and are sitting with 945 putouts over the course of the season.
The LG pitching staff have surrendered 133 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.54 (124 earned runs given up). They have conceded 21 homers and they yield 3.80 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO). The Twins have a WHIP of 1.298 in addition to having a FIP of 3.80 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.03 (256 strikeouts vs 126 walks). They are sitting at 6th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 283.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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