Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz Prediction, 8/17/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Hye Seong Kim and the Kiwoom Heroes (61-43, 3rd in KBO) travel to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, where they'll take on the KT Wiz (55-45, 4th in KBO).
As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are scoring 4.3 runs/g, which puts them at 8th in KBO. They have accounted for 451 runs and have an OBP of .332. The Heroes have recorded 152 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 72 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 417 RBI's and 905 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .249. Kiwoom has a slugging rate of .363 and have been called out on strikes 769 times, while drawing a walk on 397 occasions.
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Hye Seong Kim is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Kim has earned a batting average of .288 for his career, in addition to 386 scored runs and an OPS of .725. He has struck out 470 times and has been walked on 213 occasions, which has contributed to a .349 OBP. For his professional baseball career, Kim has drilled 18 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 244 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .376 in addition to having tallied 855 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to the plate 2,526 times and came through with a base base hit 655 times.
The Heroes have swiped 60 bases and have been gunned down 30 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 33.3%. The Kiwoom Heroes have a total of 2,872 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,146 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which ranks 7th in KBO and have accumulated 93 double plays.
The Heroes are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.51 for the year (1st in KBO), and their staff has struck out 751 batters. Heroes pitchers have allowed 72 home runs and also 422 total runs (8th in the league). Kiwoom has allowed 861 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) as well as 373 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 2.16 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26.
The KT Wiz have accumulated an on-base percentage of .333 in addition to a batting average of .256 on the campaign. They have struck out on 822 occasions (2nd in KBO) and have totaled 884 base hits. KT has tallied 87 home runs for the year as well as 427 runs batted in. The Wiz hold a slugging percentage of .379 and they tally 4.49 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have 133 doubles, while taking a walk 379 times as well as scoring 458 runs.
Jae-gyun Hwang is a hitter who can be a difference maker for KT. In the 6,594 official at-bats in his pro career, Hwang has an average at the plate of .290 and has racked up 1,909 base hits. He has gone yard 201 times, with 2,956 bases in total and also a .448 slugging %. Hwang has drawn a free base 615 times while going down on strikes on 1,245 occasions. He has amassed 981 runs and notched 968 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .352 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .776.
Of their 70 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 53 times and been caught 17 times (24.3% caught stealing rate). The KT Wiz have twisted 94 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (1st in Korean baseball). The Wiz have 1,021 assists, 66 errors and have earned 2,740 putouts this season.
The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.255 and have a FIP of 3.96 as a staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.98 (776 strikeouts against 260 free passes). They have a ranking of 6th in KBO as a staff in total hits relinquished with 886. They have given up 62 home runs and they concede 3.96 runs per 9 innings (1st in KBO). The KT pitching staff have surrendered 402 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.56 (361 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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