Kia Tigers vs LG Twins Prediction, 8/25/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs LG Twins
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Sung Bum Na and the Kia Tigers (54-53, 5th in KBO) go to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday, August 25, 2022, where they'll take on the LG Twins (64-41, 2nd in KBO).
Kia has a slugging percentage of .402 and have struck out 740 times, while getting the free base on 420 occasions. They have accounted for 527 RBI's and 1,032 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is at .274. The Tigers have tallied 195 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 85 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 560 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .353. As a squad, the Kia Tigers are scoring 5.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in the league.
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Sung Bum Na is a hitter who should impact this game for Kia. In his career, Na has drilled 229 baseballs out of the park while driving in 910 runs. For his career, he approached the plate 5,249 times and has delivered with a base knock 1,467 times. Na has a batting average of .314 for his time in baseball, with 886 scored runs and an OPS of .919. His slugging percentage is .538 and he has accumulated 2,516 bases. He has struck out 1,164 times and has been walked on 413 occasions, which contributes in part to a .381 on-base percentage.
The Kia Tigers have notched a total of 2,874 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,052 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .979 which puts them in 5th in the league and they have turned 75 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 48 bases and have been thrown out 32 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 40.0%.
The Tigers have a team ERA of 4.19 on the campaign (7th in the league), and the staff has struck out 796 hitters. Tigers pitchers have allowed 95 home runs and 508 runs in total (4th in KBO). Kia has given up 953 base hits (9.0 per 9 innings) and also 446 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.05 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.40.
The Twins hold a slugging % of .414 and they average 5.28 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have 165 doubles, while walking 367 times as well as notching 560 runs. LG is sitting with 98 HRs so far this year as well as 527 runs batted in. They have struck out on 671 instances (10th in the league) and have totaled 1,007 hits. The LG Twins are sitting with an OBP of .350 and a batting average of .274 so far this year.
Ji Hwan Oh is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. For the 5,411 at-bats in his pro career, Oh has a batting average of .264 in addition to having 1,430 base knocks. He has hit it out of the park 141 times, as well as 2,237 total bases and a .413 slugging %. Oh has drawn a walk 651 times while fanning on 1,392 tries. He has amassed 860 runs and has 726 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .348 and he also has a career OPS of .761.
The LG Twins have turned 102 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (2nd in KBO). The Twins have racked up 1,014 assists, 73 errors and have accounted for 2,841 putouts for the year. Of their 102 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 85 times and been caught 17 times (16.7% caught stealing rate).
The Twins have a WHIP of 1.300 with a FIP of 4.10 as a staff for the season. They are sitting at 10th in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 897. The LG pitching staff have surrendered 431 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.72 (391 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.22 (740 strikeouts against 334 free passes). They have conceded 76 home runs and they give up 4.10 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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