Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 7/22/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Dae-ho Lee and the Lotte Giants (38-44, 6th in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (42-40, 5th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Friday, July 22, 2022.
As a team, the Kia Tigers are compiling 4.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 3rd in the league. They have earned 408 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .347. The Tigers have tallied 154 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 68 balls out of the park. They have earned 383 runs batted in as well as 749 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is .264. Kia has a slugging % of .399 and have struck out 576 times, while drawing a walk on 326 occasions.
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Socrates Brito is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kia. For his pro baseball career, Brito has hit 110 balls out of the park while driving in 655 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 5,704 times and has come through with a hit 1,471 times. Brito has hit .281 for his time in baseball, with 781 runs scored and an OPS of .763. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .431 and he has racked up 2,253 bases. He has fanned 1,163 times and has walked on 394 occasions, contributing to a .332 on-base percentage.
The Kia Tigers have accumulated 2,195 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 789 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which ranks 5th in Korean baseball and have a total of 58 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 38 bases and have been caught 26 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 40.6%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.12 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.38. Tigers pitchers have given up 68 home runs in addition to 386 runs in total (5th in KBO). Kia has surrendered 724 base knocks (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 338 earned runs. The Tigers hold a team ERA of 4.16 so far this year (7th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 604 hitters.
The Lotte Giants have an on-base percentage of .319 and a batting average of .259 for the year. They have struck out on 576 occasions (8th in baseball) and have accounted for 754 base knocks. Lotte is sitting with 63 long balls over the course of the season as well as 336 RBIs. The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .377 and they are recording 4.19 runs per contest (8th in KBO). The have tallied 136 doubles, while taking a walk 236 times and earning 356 runs.
Dae-ho Lee is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Over the course of the 9,332 at-bats in his pro career, Lee has hit .304 in addition to 2,837 hits. He has hit a home run 476 times, with 4,729 total bases and also a .507 slugging percentage. Lee has drawn a walk 981 times while going down on strikes on 1,451 plate appearances. He has accrued 1,229 runs and racked up 1,773 RBIs. His OBP is .380 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .887.
Out of their 80 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 57 times and been caught 23 times (28.8% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have twisted 79 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .978 (6th in KBO). The Giants have accrued 854 assists, 72 errors and have 2,279 putouts for the season.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.408 in addition to having a FIP of 4.57 as a staff so far this year. They are currently ranked 3rd in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 771. The Lotte pitching staff have given up 386 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.08 (344 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.44 (726 strikeouts vs 298 free passes). They have relinquished 44 home runs and they allow 4.57 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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