Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/15/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the venue where Jae-gyun Hwang and the KT Wiz (16-18, 8th in KBO) will take on the Kiwoom Heroes (17-18, 7th in KBO) on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
The Heroes have accumulated 53 doubles as a unit and have smacked 22 balls out of the park. Kiwoom has a slugging % of .334 and have struck out 248 times, while taking a walk on 96 occasions. As a unit, the Kiwoom Heroes are notching 3.5 runs per game, which puts them at 10th in the league. They have compiled 118 RBI's in addition to 264 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is at .224. They have racked up 122 runs and have an OBP of .296.
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Yasiel Puig is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kiwoom. Puig has hit .282 for his career, with 691 scored runs and an OPS of .843. He has fanned 926 times and earned a walk on 468 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .360 on-base percentage. In his pro baseball career, Puig has hit 189 balls over the fence while driving in 623 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .483 in addition to having tallied 2,082 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to the plate 4,881 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,217 times.
The Heroes have stolen 15 bags and have been thrown out 10 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 40.0%. The Kiwoom Heroes have 947 putouts thus far, as well as 411 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which puts them in 3rd in KBO and have earned 33 double plays.
The Heroes hold a team ERA of 3.34 so far this season (4th in KBO), and their staff has rung up 242 batters. Kiwoom has conceded 270 base hits (7.7 per 9 innings) in addition to 117 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.97 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.25. Heroes pitchers have given up 16 home runs and also 137 total runs (5th in the league).
KT is sitting with 23 home runs on the season and 130 RBIs. They have recorded 45 doubles, while walking 121 times as well as recording 145 runs. The KT Wiz have tallied an OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .252 on the year. The Wiz hold a team slugging % of .357 and they are scoring 4.26 runs per outing (5th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 284 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have tallied 287 hits.
Jae-gyun Hwang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Hwang has earned a walk 593 times while being called out on strikes on 1,201 tries. He has accrued 961 runs and also has 937 RBIs. His on-base % is .354 and he holds a career OPS of .850. He has gone yard 198 times, as well as 2,875 total bases and also a .453 slugging %. During the 6,341 official at-bats in his pro career, Hwang has earned a batting average of .292 with 1,850 base hits.
The KT Wiz have turned 31 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .979 (4th in Korean baseball). The Wiz have accrued 331 assists, 27 errors and have accounted for 899 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 23 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 17 times and been caught 6 times (26.1% caught stealing percentage).
The KT pitching staff have conceded 135 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.46 (115 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 20 HR's and they yield 4.05 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.213 and have a FIP of 4.05 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.82 (256 strikeouts against 67 free passes). They are currently ranked 4th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 296.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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