Kiwoom Heroes vs SSG Landers Prediction, 9/4/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs SSG Landers
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Ji Hoon Choi and the SSG Landers (76-36, 1st in KBO) host the Kiwoom Heroes (65-51, 4th in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Sunday, September 4, 2022.
As a squad, the Kiwoom Heroes are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in KBO. They have racked up 503 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .335. The Heroes have tallied 165 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 79 balls out of the park. They have accrued 465 runs batted in as well as 1,016 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .251. Kiwoom is slugging .363 and have struck out 846 times, while drawing a walk on 442 occasions.
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Jung Hoo Lee is a batter who should impact this game for Kiwoom. In his pro baseball career, Lee has drilled 54 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 442 runs. For his career, he came to the plate 3,437 times and has come through with a base knock 1,031 times. Lee has accrued an average at the plate of .339 for his baseball career, with 509 runs scored and an OPS of .892. He has earned a slugging percentage of .487 and he has racked up 1,480 bases. He has struck out 276 times and has gotten a free base on 320 occasions, contributing to a .405 on-base %.
The Heroes have stolen 70 bases and have been thrown out 34 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 32.7%. The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with 3,184 putouts for the season, as well as 1,262 assists and 98 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .978 which puts them in 7th in the league and have earned 103 double plays.
The Heroes have compiled a team earned run average of 3.82 so far this season (4th in the league), and the staff has struck out 824 hitters. Heroes pitchers have allowed 83 home runs and also 507 runs (6th in the league). Kiwoom has given up 1,000 hits (8.5 per 9 innings) in addition to 450 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.11 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.31.
The SSG Landers have a team OBP of .339 in addition to a team batting average of .258 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 874 occasions (3rd in KBO) and have 1,012 hits. SSG has accounted for 100 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 544 RBIs. The Landers have a SLG% of .394 and they average 5.00 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have notched 200 two-baggers, while getting a free base 427 times as well as putting up 575 runs.
Ji Hoon Choi is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. Choi has drawn a walk 127 times while being called out on strikes on 217 plate appearances. He is sitting with 222 runs and also has 119 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .344 and he has a lifetime OPS of .720. He has homered 14 times, as well as 519 bases in total and also a .376 slugging %. Over the course of the 1,381 official at-bats in his career, Choi has hit .278 with 384 base hits.
In their 106 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 80 times and been caught 26 times (24.5% caught stealing percentage). The SSG Landers have twisted 112 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (3rd in KBO). The Landers have accrued 1,170 assists, 85 errors and have accumulated 3,124 putouts so far this year.
The Landers hold a team WHIP of 1.276 with a FIP of 4.11 as a unit so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.21 (821 strikeouts vs 371 walks). They are sitting at 9th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 957. They have allowed 101 home runs and they give up 4.11 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The SSG pitching staff have conceded 475 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.72 (430 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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