Kiwoom Heroes vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 5/27/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Lotte Giants
Date: Friday, May 27, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Dong Hui Han and the Lotte Giants (22-21, 6th in KBO) host the Kiwoom Heroes (25-20, 3rd in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Friday, May 27, 2022.
The Heroes have hit 73 doubles as a squad and have knocked 29 balls out of the park. Kiwoom owns a slugging percentage of .353 and have been called out on strikes 330 times, while being walked on 138 occasions. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which has them at 7th in the league. They have recorded 166 runs batted in and 360 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is at .235. They have tallied 180 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .308.
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Jung Hoo Lee is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. In his career, Lee has hit 39 balls out of the park while driving in 379 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .476 and he has racked up 1,309 bases. For his career, he stepped up to bat 3,109 times and got on base with a base knock 932 times. He has struck out 252 times and has been walked on 283 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .402 on-base percentage. Lee has an average at the plate of .339 for his career in baseball, with 463 scored runs and an OPS of .878.
The Heroes have swiped 19 bases and have been gunned down 13 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 40.6%. The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with 1,220 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 509 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .980 which is 3rd in the league and they have turned 40 double plays.
The Heroes hold a team earned run average of 3.39 over the course of the season (3rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 321 batters. Heroes pitchers have conceded 24 long balls and also 178 total runs (6th in baseball). Kiwoom has surrendered 356 base hits (7.9 per 9 innings) in addition to 153 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.02 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.27.
The Lotte Giants have recorded an OBP of .320 in addition to a team batting average of .261 on the year. They have struck out on 298 occasions (8th in baseball) and have accounted for 396 base hits. Lotte has hit 36 home runs on the campaign in addition to 170 runs batted in. The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .380 and they average 4.07 runs per outing (6th in the league). They have hit 63 doubles, while getting a free base 122 times as well as putting up 179 runs.
Dong Hui Han is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Han has drawn a free base 161 times while striking out on 325 plate appearances. His on-base percentage sits at .343 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .764. For the 1,436 at-bats in his pro career, Han has recorded a batting average of .265 with 380 hits. He has compiled 172 runs and has 196 RBIs. He has homered 48 times, with 605 total bases and also a .421 slugging %.
The Lotte Giants have turned 50 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .973 (8th in Korean baseball). The Giants have recorded 459 assists, 45 errors and have accumulated 1,187 putouts for the season. Out of their 44 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 29 times and been caught 15 times (34.1% caught stealing percentage).
The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 182 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.55 (156 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 17 long balls and they allow 4.14 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.326 in addition to having a FIP of 4.14 as a squad on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.55 (387 strikeouts vs 152 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 6th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 372.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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