Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 8/19/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Seung Ho Kang and the Doosan Bears (44-55, 7th in KBO) play the Kiwoom Heroes (61-44, 3rd in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Friday, August 19, 2022.
Kiwoom has a slugging rate of .362 and have struck out 773 times, while being walked on 401 occasions. They have amassed 421 runs batted in and 915 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is at .249. The Heroes have recorded 153 doubles as a unit and have knocked 72 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 455 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .333. As a squad, the Kiwoom Heroes are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which is 8th in baseball.
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Jung Hoo Lee is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Lee has hit .340 for his career in baseball, in addition to 503 runs scored and an OPS of .895. He has fanned 274 times and has been walked on 319 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .406 on-base percentage. In his career, Lee has hit 54 balls over the fence while driving in 438 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .489 in addition to having tallied 1,462 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 3,391 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,016 times.
The Heroes have stolen 62 bases and have been caught 31 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 33.3%. The Kiwoom Heroes have 2,898 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,155 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .979 which has them sitting 7th in Korean baseball and they have turned 93 double plays.
They have a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Heroes pitchers have surrendered 72 long balls in addition to 427 runs in total (8th in KBO). Kiwoom has given up 872 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and also 378 earned runs. The Heroes have an ERA of 3.52 on the season (1st in KBO), and their staff has struck out 761 hitters.
The Doosan Bears have recorded an on-base percentage of .323 and a team batting average of .251 on the season. They have been rung up on 675 occasions (9th in the league) and have 856 hits. Doosan has 62 HRs on the campaign as well as 432 runs batted in. The Bears have a team SLG% of .353 and they score 4.61 runs per game (4th in the league). They hit 147 doubles, while taking a walk 337 times as well as scoring 466 runs.
Seung Ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Kang has earned a free base 51 times while going down on strikes on 237 attempts. He has scored 130 runs in addition to having 117 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .276 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .623. He has gone deep 18 times, as well as 316 total bases and a .350 slugging percentage. For the 903 at-bats in his career, Kang is sitting with a batting avereage of .231 with 209 hits.
The Doosan Bears have turned 94 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in KBO). The Bears have accrued 1,001 assists, 77 errors and have notched a total of 2,718 putouts on the campaign. In their 91 tries at swiping a bag, they have been successful 69 times and been caught 22 times (24.2% caught stealing rate).
The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.456 with a FIP of 4.85 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a ranking of 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 907. The Doosan pitching staff have allowed 488 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.24 (427 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.69 (698 strikeouts vs 412 free passes). They have given up 77 dingers and they concede 4.85 runs per 9 innings (7th in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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