Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 6/12/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Jung Hoo Lee and the Kiwoom Heroes (34-23, 2nd in KBO) travel to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Sunday, June 12, 2022, where they'll meet the Kia Tigers (31-25, 4th in KBO).
Kiwoom is slugging .360 and have struck out 421 times, while drawing a walk on 205 occasions. They have 228 runs batted in in addition to 485 hits this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .243. The Heroes have recorded 94 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 37 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 246 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .323. As a unit, the Kiwoom Heroes are recording 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in the league.
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Jung Hoo Lee is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kiwoom. For his pro baseball career, Lee has hit 41 baseballs out of the park while driving in 386 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .476 and he has a total of 1,335 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 3,173 times and got on base with a hit 948 times. He has gone down on strikes 259 times and has taken a walk on 295 at-bats, contributing to a .403 OBP. Lee has hit .338 for his baseball career, in addition to 476 scored runs and an OPS of .879.
The Kiwoom Heroes have 1,583 putouts this season, in addition to 638 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which is 3rd in KBO and they have turned 51 double plays. The Heroes have stolen 28 bases and have been caught 18 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 39.1%.
The Heroes have compiled a team ERA of 3.36 on the season (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 429 batters. Kiwoom has given up 460 base hits (7.9 per 9 innings) and also 197 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.27 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.23. Heroes pitchers have allowed 33 home runs and also 231 runs in total (8th in baseball).
Kia has 52 home runs for the year to go along with 277 runs batted in. They have put up 99 two-baggers, while walking 216 times as well as putting up 297 runs. The Kia Tigers have compiled a team on-base percentage of .349 as well as a team batting average of .268 for the year. The Tigers hold a team SLG% of .407 and they score 5.21 runs per game (1st in KBO). They have been rung up on 392 occasions (8th in the league) and have accounted for 526 hits.
Sun Bin Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Kim has recorded a free base 481 times while striking out on 437 attempts. His on-base percentage comes in at .375 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .756. For the 4,247 official at-bats in his pro career, Kim has an average at the plate of .303 with 1,288 base knocks. He has accounted for 626 runs and also has 473 RBIs. He has homered 30 times, in addition to having 1,613 bases in total and a .380 slugging percentage.
The Kia Tigers have turned 35 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .977 (5th in the league). The Tigers have 544 assists, 48 errors and have amassed 1,515 putouts this year. Out of their 44 chances at getting a steal, they have made it 24 times and been caught 20 times (45.5% caught stealing percentage).
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.315 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.58 as a squad over the course of the season. They are sitting at 7th in KBO as a staff in total hits conceded with 492. The Kia pitching staff have yielded 257 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.81 (214 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.43 (418 strikeouts against 172 bases on balls). They have relinquished 44 homers and they give up 4.58 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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