Kia Tigers vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 5/24/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Samsung Lions
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the site where Jae Hyeon Lee and the Samsung Lions (23-20, 5th in KBO) will take on the Kia Tigers (23-20, 4th in KBO) on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
As a unit, the Kia Tigers are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 1st in the league. They have tallied 213 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .353. The Tigers have tallied 85 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 31 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 198 RBI's as well as 395 hits on the campaign, while their batting average sits at .270. Kia has a slugging percentage of .401 and have struck out 304 times, while drawing a walk on 165 occasions.
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Dae In Hwang is a hitter who should impact this game for Kia. In his career, Hwang has hit 24 balls out of the park while driving in 102 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to the plate 687 times and has reached base with a base hit 163 times. Hwang is sitting with a batting avereage of .262 for his baseball career, with 58 runs scored and an OPS of .746. His slugging percentage is .427 and he has totaled 265 bases. He has fanned 150 times and has taken a walk on 47 occasions, contributing to a .319 on-base %.
The Tigers have stolen 20 bases and have been gunned down 11 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 35.5%. The Kia Tigers have accounted for 1,134 putouts on the campaign, as well as 400 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .974 which has them ranked 7th in Korean baseball and have a total of 24 double plays.
The Tigers hold a team ERA of 3.52 over the course of the season (6th in the league), and their staff has struck out 323 batters. Kia has allowed 357 base knocks (8.5 per 9 innings) and 148 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.69 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 29 home runs and also 183 runs (3rd in the league).
The Samsung Lions have a team OBP of .318 in addition to a team batting average of .257 on the campaign. They have struck out on 306 occasions (6th in the league) and have tallied 377 hits. Samsung has a total of 26 home runs on the campaign in addition to 171 runs batted in. The Lions have a slugging percentage of .368 and they average 4.23 runs per contest (4th in KBO). They have hit 71 two-baggers, while taking a walk 126 times and earning 182 runs.
Jae Hyeon Lee is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Lee has tallied a free base 1 times while being called out on strikes on 28 occasions. He has accounted for 15 runs and has 10 runs batted in. His on-base percentage comes in at .256 and he has a career OPS of .587. He has hit a home run 3 times, in addition to having 42 total bases and also a .331 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 127 at-bats in his baseball career, Lee has hit .244 with 31 base knocks.
The Samsung Lions have turned 32 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .975 (5th in the league). The Lions have accrued 428 assists, 40 errors and have accumulated 1,152 putouts on the season. Of their 26 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 15 times and been caught 11 times (42.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Samsung pitching staff have relinquished 170 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.28 (140 earned runs conceded). They have given up 33 dingers and they concede 3.98 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO). The Lions have a WHIP of 1.297 and have a FIP of 3.98 as a team this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.44 (303 strikeouts against 124 bases on balls). They are sitting at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 374.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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