Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers Prediction, 4/9/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs SSG Landers
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+161) SSG (-217)
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the site where Yoo Seom Han and the SSG Landers (66-63, 5th in KBO) will play the Kia Tigers (58-75, 9th in KBO) on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The Landers open this game at -217 while the Tigers are priced at +161. The total has been set at 7.5.
Kia was slugging .336 and were called out on strikes 914 times, while drawing a walk on 595 occasions. They earned 545 RBI's and 1,193 hits over the course of last year, and their batting average came in at .249. The Tigers hit 183 doubles as a team and hit 65 baseballs out of the park. They had a total of 567 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .338. As a team, the Kia Tigers scored 4.0 runs per outing, which ranked them 10th in the league.
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Dae In Hwang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Hwang has accrued an average at the plate of .256 for his baseball career, with 50 runs scored and an OPS of .748. He has fanned 122 times and earned a walk on 41 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .318 OBP. In his professional baseball career, Hwang has hit 21 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 74 runs. His slugging percentage is .430 in addition to having tallied 210 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to bat 542 times and came through with a base hit 125 times.
The Tigers swiped 92 bags and were thrown out 43 times, which means their caught stealing percentage came in at 31.9%. The Kia Tigers notched a total of 3,807 putouts last season, in addition to 1,365 assists and 110 errors. Their fielding percentage finished at .979 which had them ranked 6th in the league and they twisted 140 double plays.
They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.54 and their pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.50. Tigers pitchers surrendered 133 home runs and 746 runs (2nd in KBO). Kia gave up 1,274 base hits (9.1 per 9 innings) as well as 684 earned runs. The Tigers had an ERA of 4.89 in the previous season (9th in the league), and the staff rung up 946 batters.
The Landers had a team slugging % of .421 and they had an average of 5.26 runs per game (1st in the league). They recorded 203 doubles, while taking a walk 634 times and putting up 752 runs. SSG knocked in 184 HRs over the course of the prior season as well as 709 runs batted in. They struck out on 1,045 occasions (4th in the league) and had a total of 1,268 base hits. The SSG Landers recorded a team OBP of .354 and a team batting average of .261 for the previous season.
Yoo Seom Han is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. Han has earned a walk 274 times while striking out on 591 chances. He has compiled 378 runs and has 449 RBIs. His on-base % is .367 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .883. He has hit a home run 146 times, with 1,223 total bases and a .516 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,368 official at-bats in his baseball career, Han has hit .274 and has racked up 648 base hits.
The SSG Landers twisted 124 double plays and earned a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in KBO). The Landers accrued 1,407 assists, 102 errors and earned 3,830 putouts over the course of last year. Of their 151 attempts at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 105 times and were caught 46 times (30.5% caught stealing rate).
The Landers had a WHIP of 1.504 and were the owners of a FIP of 5.20 as a unit during the previous year. They had a K/BB ratio of 1.61 (1,006 strikeouts vs 623 walks). They were ranked 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,283. They conceded 147 dingers and they surrender 5.20 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The SSG pitching staff relinquished 733 runs last year while having a team ERA of 4.80 (676 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+161)
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