Kiwoom Heroes vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 4/8/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Samsung Lions
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Min-ho Kang and the Samsung Lions (75-59, 2nd in KBO) host the Kiwoom Heroes (69-67, 6th in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.
Kiwoom had a slugging percentage of .376 and were called out on strikes 1,048 times, while being walked on 589 occasions. They tallied 666 runs batted in as well as 1,250 base knocks over the course of last season, and their team batting average came in at .258. The Heroes compiled 243 two-baggers as a team and knocked 90 balls out of the park. They notched a total of 716 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .347. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes notched 5.0 runs per game, which had them at 4th in KBO.
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Chan Hyeok Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. For his career, Park has slapped 0 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 0 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .333 and he has totaled 3 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped into the batters box 10 times and has delivered a base hit 3 times. He has struck out 4 times and earned a walk on 1 at-bats, which has contributed to a .400 OBP. Park has recorded a batting average of .333 for his time in baseball, in addition to 0 runs scored and an OPS of .733.
The Heroes stole 85 bags and were thrown out 35 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage came in at 29.2%. The Kiwoom Heroes had a tally of 3,790 putouts during the previous year, as well as 1,528 assists and 129 errors. Their fielding percentage was at .976 which was 10th in the league and they turned 153 double plays.
The Heroes finished with a team ERA of 4.33 over the course of last season (5th in KBO), and their staff rung up 893 hitters. Kiwoom yielded 1,276 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) as well as 604 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 1.58 and their pitching staff earned a collective WHIP of 1.47. Heroes pitchers allowed 100 home runs and 699 total runs (5th in the league).
The Lions had a team SLG% of .397 and they earned 4.90 runs per game (6th in baseball). They hit 203 doubles, while taking a walk 538 times and scoring 701 runs. Samsung recorded 130 home runs last season to go along with 659 RBIs. They were called out on strikes on 893 instances (10th in KBO) and earned 1,280 base hits. The Samsung Lions tallied an on-base percentage of .343 in addition to a batting average of .267 in the previous season.
Min-ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Kang has tallied a walk 679 times while being called out on strikes on 1,353 plate appearances. He has scored 824 runs and notched 1,026 RBIs. His OBP sits at .355 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .820. He has homered 291 times, as well as 2,974 total bases and a .465 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 6,393 at-bats in his pro career, Kang has earned a batting average of .276 in addition to having 1,764 hits.
The Samsung Lions turned 130 double plays and accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Lions recorded 1,333 assists, 87 errors and accumulated 3,776 putouts in the previous season. In their 87 attempts at getting a steal, they made it 61 times and were caught 26 times (29.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions had a team WHIP of 1.450 in addition to having a FIP of 4.70 as a staff in the prior season. Their K/BB ratio came in at 1.96 (1,031 strikeouts vs 526 walks). They ranked 3rd in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,287. They surrendered 129 homers and they yielded 4.70 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO). The Samsung pitching staff allowed 653 runs over the course of the prior season while holding 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
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