Kiwoom Heroes vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 6/22/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Samsung Lions
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the site where Min-ho Kang and the Samsung Lions (32-34, 6th in KBO) will play the Kiwoom Heroes (39-27, 2nd in KBO) on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
The Heroes have hit 100 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 47 balls out of the stadium. Kiwoom has a slugging rate of .360 and have been called out on strikes 495 times, while getting the free base on 241 occasions. As a unit, the Kiwoom Heroes are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which is 6th in KBO. They have 264 RBI's as well as 558 base knocks this season, and their batting average is sitting at .243. They have racked up 285 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .323.
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Sung Mun Song is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. In his career, Song has slapped 23 balls out of the park while knocking in 161 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .386 in addition to racking up 430 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 1,229 times and has reached base with a hit 286 times. He has fanned 196 times and has gotten a free base on 93 occasions, contributing to a .312 on-base percentage. Song has recorded a batting average of .257 for his career, in addition to 139 runs scored and an OPS of .698.
The Kiwoom Heroes have a total of 1,829 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 731 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which puts them in 4th in the league and have 58 double plays. The Heroes have swiped 34 bags and have been thrown out 22 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 39.3%.
The Heroes have an earned run average of 3.37 so far this year (1st in baseball), and they have struck out 490 batters. Kiwoom has conceded 539 hits (8.0 per 9 innings) in addition to 228 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.24 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Heroes pitchers have surrendered 37 long balls in addition to 264 total runs (8th in the league).
The Samsung Lions have recorded a team OBP of .321 and a team batting average of .260 on the year. They have struck out on 466 occasions (6th in the league) and have a total of 592 base hits. Samsung has accumulated 40 HRs for the year in addition to 266 runs batted in. The Lions hold a slugging percentage of .366 and they average 4.27 runs per outing (5th in the league). They have 102 two-baggers, while walking 192 times and putting up 282 runs.
Min-ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. During the 6,562 official at-bats in his baseball career, Kang has accumulated a batting average of .275 with 1,802 hits. He has homered 291 times, as well as 3,022 total bases and a .461 slugging percentage. Kang has drawn a walk 693 times while striking out on 1,378 plate appearances. He has amassed 834 runs in addition to having 1,046 RBIs. His OBP is .354 and he has a lifetime OPS of .815.
Out of their 36 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 20 times and been caught 16 times (44.4% caught stealing percentage). The Samsung Lions have twisted 52 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .975 (8th in Korean baseball). The Lions have recorded 651 assists, 63 errors and have accumulated 1,770 putouts for the year.
The Lions are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.383 with a FIP of 4.48 as a unit for the season. They sit at 2nd in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 601. The Samsung pitching staff have surrendered 294 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.69 (242 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.05 (441 strikeouts against 215 walks). They have allowed 53 long balls and they allow 4.48 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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