Kiwoom Heroes vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/26/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Lotte Giants
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the venue where Dong Hui Han and the Lotte Giants (30-36, 8th in KBO) will play the Kiwoom Heroes (42-27, 2nd in KBO) on Sunday, June 26, 2022.
The Heroes have hit 107 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 49 balls out of the stadium. Kiwoom has a slugging rate of .365 and have been called out on strikes 511 times, while taking a walk on 255 occasions. As a squad, the Kiwoom Heroes are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball. They have accounted for 280 runs batted in in addition to 591 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .246. They have earned a total of 301 runs scored and hold an OBP of .327.
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Jung Hoo Lee is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Lee has compiled an average at the plate of .341 in his time in baseball, with 483 scored runs and an OPS of .889. He has gone down on strikes 263 times and has taken a walk on 302 occasions, contributing to a .406 on-base %. In his professional baseball career, Lee has hit 47 balls out of the park while driving in 406 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .483 and he has accumulated 1,377 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he faced a pitcher 3,228 times and has come through with a base knock 971 times.
The Kiwoom Heroes have a tally of 1,910 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 771 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .980 which has them ranked 4th in the league and they have twisted 63 double plays. The Heroes have swiped 35 bases and have been thrown out 23 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 39.7%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.25 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.24. Heroes pitchers have surrendered 37 home runs in addition to 268 total runs (10th in the league). Kiwoom has conceded 565 base knocks (8.0 per 9 innings) in addition to 232 earned runs. The Heroes are sitting with a team ERA of 3.28 this year (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 507 hitters.
Lotte is sitting with 47 home runs this season as well as 263 RBIs. They have put up 105 two-baggers, while getting a free base 185 times as well as putting up 280 runs. The Lotte Giants have a team OBP of .316 in addition to a batting average of .258 on the campaign. The Giants have a team slugging percentage of .369 and they score 4.12 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have struck out on 481 occasions (7th in KBO) and have earned a total of 606 hits.
Dong Hui Han is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Han has drawn a free base 163 times while striking out on 331 occasions. His on-base % is .344 and he has earned a career OPS of .769. In the 1,477 at-bats in his professional career, Han has accrued an average at the plate of .267 in addition to 394 hits. He has scored 178 runs and also has 205 RBIs. He has gone deep 49 times, with 627 total bases and a .425 slugging percentage.
The Lotte Giants have turned 68 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .977 (6th in KBO). The Giants have accrued 700 assists, 61 errors and have accounted for 1,841 putouts so far this season. Out of their 67 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 46 times and been caught 21 times (31.3% caught stealing rate).
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.385 in addition to having a FIP of 4.63 as a unit on the season. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 613. The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 316 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.11 (280 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.48 (586 strikeouts vs 236 walks). They have allowed 31 dingers and they concede 4.63 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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