Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/14/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Jung Hoo Lee and the Kiwoom Heroes (71-55, 3rd in KBO) head to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, where they'll take on the Kia Tigers (62-61, 5th in KBO).
Kiwoom has a slugging rate of .363 and have struck out 914 times, while drawing a walk on 466 occasions. They have compiled 498 RBI's in addition to 1,098 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is .251. The Heroes have tallied 176 doubles as a team and have knocked 84 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 538 runs scored while having a team OBP of .333. As a squad, the Kiwoom Heroes are earning 4.2 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 8th in KBO.
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Jung Hoo Lee is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kiwoom. In his career, Lee has hit 56 balls out of the park while driving in 450 runs. In his time in the Majors, he approached the plate 3,474 times and also came through with a hit 1,044 times. Lee has a batting average of .340 for his career, with 517 scored runs and an OPS of .896. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .490 and he has a total of 1,504 bases. He has struck out 277 times and has been walked on 325 occasions, which contributes in part to a .406 on-base %.
The Kiwoom Heroes have accounted for 3,450 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,375 assists and 104 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which ranks 7th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 112 double plays. The Heroes have swiped 77 bags and have been thrown out 37 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 32.5%.
The Heroes are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.73 this season (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 892 batters. Heroes pitchers have given up 86 home runs and 536 total runs (7th in the league). Kiwoom has surrendered 1,078 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings) in addition to 476 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.06 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.31.
The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .402 and they are recording 5.21 runs per contest (1st in KBO). They have hit 218 two-baggers, while taking a walk 475 times and putting up 646 runs. Kia has tallied 101 home runs for the season and 608 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 835 instances (7th in baseball) and have earned 1,176 base hits. The Kia Tigers are sitting with an OBP of .351 in addition to a batting average of .273 so far this season.
Sung Bum Na is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. Over the course of the 4,732 at-bats in his baseball career, Na has accrued an average at the plate of .313 with 1,483 base hits. He has hit a home run 232 times, with 2,543 total bases and also a .537 slugging percentage. Na has drawn a free base 423 times while fanning on 1,175 occasions. He has a total of 897 runs in addition to having 920 runs batted in. His on-base percentage comes in at .381 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .918.
The Kia Tigers have turned 92 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in the league). The Tigers have accrued 1,193 assists, 96 errors and have 3,296 putouts this season. In their 96 tries at getting a steal, they have made it 56 times and been caught 40 times (41.7% caught stealing percentage).
The Kia pitching staff have allowed 582 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.20 (513 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 106 homers and they surrender 4.77 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.409 and have a FIP of 4.77 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.05 (903 strikeouts vs 441 bases on balls). They sit at 4th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,106.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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