Kiwoom Heroes vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 4/10/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Samsung Lions
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (+127) Samsung (-169)
Yasiel Puig and the Kiwoom Heroes (69-67, 6th in KBO) travel to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Sunday, April 10, 2022, where they'll take on the Samsung Lions (75-59, 2nd in KBO). The odds on this matchup have the Heroes coming in at +127 and the Lions are at -169. The over/under has been set at 7.5.
As a squad, the Kiwoom Heroes compiled 5.0 runs per game, which had them sitting at 4th in baseball. They tallied 716 runs scored while having a team OBP of .347. The Heroes accrued 243 doubles as a team and hit 90 baseballs out of the park. They recorded 666 runs batted in and 1,250 base knocks over the course of the prior season, while their average at the plate was at .258. Kiwoom had a slugging percentage of .376 and were rung up 1,048 times, while being walked on 589 occasions.
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Yasiel Puig is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. In his professional baseball career, Puig has hit 187 balls out of the park while driving in 613 runs. For his time in baseball, he came to the plate 4,759 times and has delivered a base knock 1,195 times. Puig has hit .285 for his career in baseball, in addition to 679 runs scored and an OPS of .851. His slugging percentage is .488 in addition to earning 2,050 bases. He has struck out 902 times and has been walked on 460 occasions, contributing to a .362 OBP.
The Kiwoom Heroes finished with 3,790 putouts last season, as well as 1,528 assists and 129 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .976 which had them sitting 10th in the league and they turned 153 double plays. The Heroes stole 85 bases and were gunned down 35 times, which means their caught stealing rate was 29.2%.
They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.58 and their pitching staff held a WHIP of 1.47. Heroes pitchers allowed 100 long balls and 699 total runs (5th in the league). Kiwoom conceded 1,276 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 604 earned runs. The Heroes held a team ERA of 4.33 in the prior season (5th in baseball), and the staff rung up 893 batters.
Samsung accumulated 130 home runs over the course of the prior season and 659 RBIs. They hit 203 two-baggers, while getting a free base 538 times and putting up 701 runs. The Samsung Lions had an OBP of .343 and a batting average of .267 for the previous season. The Lions had a team slugging percentage of .397 and they tallied 4.90 runs per game (6th in the league). They were called out on strikes on 893 occasions (10th in the league) and tallied 1,280 base hits.
Jae Hyeon Lee is a batter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. For the 18 official at-bats in his professional career, Lee has accrued an average at the plate of .278 with 5 base hits. He has gone yard 0 times, as well as 6 total bases and a .333 slugging percentage. Lee has earned a free base 1 times while going down on strikes on 3 plate appearances. He has accumulated 5 runs in addition to having earned 1 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .350 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .683.
The Samsung Lions turned 130 double plays and earned a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Lions racked up 1,333 assists, 87 errors and amassed 3,776 putouts last year. Of their 87 attempts at getting a steal, they had success 61 times and were caught 26 times (29.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions held a team WHIP of 1.450 with a FIP of 4.70 as a team last season. They earned a K/BB ratio of 1.96 (1,031 strikeouts vs 526 walks). They finished at 3rd in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,287. They gave up 129 home runs and they relinquished 4.70 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Samsung pitching staff relinquished 653 runs for the prior year while having an ERA of 4.29 (596 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom (+127)
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