Kia Tigers vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 9/17/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Samsung Lions
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the venue where Jae Il Oh and the Samsung Lions (56-69, 8th in KBO) will play the Kia Tigers (62-64, 5th in KBO) on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
As a team, the Kia Tigers are putting up 5.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 2nd in the league. They have accounted for 648 runs while holding a team OBP of .349. The Tigers have tallied 221 doubles as a unit and have smacked 101 balls out of the park. They have amassed 610 runs batted in as well as 1,196 base knocks this season, while their team batting average comes in at .271. Kia has a slugging rate of .398 and have struck out 861 times, while getting the free base on 485 occasions.
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Dae In Hwang is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kia. For his professional baseball career, Hwang has hit 32 baseballs over the fence while driving in 155 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he came to the plate 1,010 times and has delivered a hit 230 times. Hwang has hit .252 for his career, in addition to 83 scored runs and an OPS of .722. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .410 in addition to earning 374 bases. He has struck out 205 times and has been walked on 74 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .312 OBP.
The Kia Tigers have a tally of 3,380 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,231 assists and 98 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .979 which has them ranked 6th in KBO and have a total of 95 double plays. The Tigers have swiped 58 bags and have been caught 40 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 40.8%.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.01 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.40. Tigers pitchers have yielded 106 home runs in addition to 590 runs in total (5th in the league). Kia has surrendered 1,119 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 519 earned runs. The Tigers hold a team earned run average of 4.15 for the season (6th in the league), and the staff has struck out 922 hitters.
The Lions have a SLG% of .374 and they are earning 4.37 runs per game (6th in baseball). The have tallied 202 doubles, while getting a free base 401 times as well as putting up 555 runs. Samsung has accumulated 84 long balls this year and 526 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 921 instances (5th in baseball) and have totaled 1,162 hits. The Samsung Lions have recorded an on-base percentage of .330 and a batting average of .264 for the year.
Jae Il Oh is a hitter who should impact this game for Samsung. Oh has drawn a walk 497 times while fanning on 923 attempts. He has a total of 541 runs in addition to having 753 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .363 and he holds a career OPS of .856. He has homered 188 times, as well as 1,882 total bases and a .493 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 3,821 at-bats in his pro career, Oh is sitting with a batting avereage of .281 in addition to 1,072 base knocks.
The Samsung Lions have turned 103 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .978 (8th in the league). The Lions have accrued 1,267 assists, 107 errors and are sitting with 3,408 putouts for the year. Out of their 71 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 41 times and been caught 30 times (42.3% caught stealing rate).
The Lions are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.448 and have a FIP of 4.94 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.93 (855 strikeouts against 443 bases on balls). They rank 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,202. They have relinquished 110 homers and they allow 4.94 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO). The Samsung pitching staff have yielded 623 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.31 (544 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung
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