KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 6/18/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Seung Ho Kang and the Doosan Bears (29-32, 7th in KBO) will play the KT Wiz (30-32, 5th in KBO) on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
As a team, the KT Wiz are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in the league. They have racked up 254 runs scored while having a team OBP of .325. The Wiz have hit 84 doubles as a unit and have hit 42 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 232 runs batted in as well as 533 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average sits at .247. KT has a slugging % of .352 and have been called out on strikes 530 times, while getting the free base on 232 occasions.
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ByungHo Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his career, Park has hit 368 balls out of the park while driving in 1,077 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .538 in addition to having tallied 2,725 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 5,991 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,368 times. He has gone down on strikes 1,528 times and has been walked on 726 occasions, which has contributed to a .372 on-base percentage. Park has earned a batting average of .270 for his time in baseball, with 912 runs scored and an OPS of .845.
The Wiz have stolen 40 bags and have been thrown out 12 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 23.1%. The KT Wiz have accounted for 1,727 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 635 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .982 which ranks 2nd in KBO and they have twisted 55 double plays.
Their K/BB ratio is 3.07 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.24. Wiz pitchers have conceded 39 home runs and 256 total runs (9th in baseball). KT has surrendered 553 base knocks (8.7 per 9 innings) as well as 225 earned runs. The Wiz hold a team earned run average of 3.52 so far this season (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 494 batters.
The Bears have a SLG% of .353 and they earn 4.73 runs per outing (3rd in baseball). They have notched 99 doubles, while taking a walk 222 times as well as putting up 293 runs. Doosan has tallied 33 long balls this season as well as 268 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 399 occasions (9th in the league) and have totaled 537 base knocks. The Doosan Bears hold an on-base percentage of .330 in addition to a team batting average of .255 for the year.
Seung Ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Kang has recorded a free base 43 times while fanning on 220 chances. He has compiled 122 runs and racked up 106 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .279 and he has a lifetime OPS of .643. He has hit it out of the park 17 times, with 298 total bases and also a .360 slugging percentage. In the 828 official at-bats in his pro career, Kang has compiled an average at the plate of .237 in addition to 196 hits.
The Doosan Bears have turned 65 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .974 (9th in KBO). The Bears have accrued 600 assists, 61 errors and have a total of 1,667 putouts on the season. In their 57 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 44 times and been caught 13 times (22.8% caught stealing percentage).
The Bears are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.414 with a FIP of 4.68 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.77 (431 strikeouts vs 244 free passes). They are sitting at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 541. They have yielded 49 home runs and they yield 4.68 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Doosan pitching staff have allowed 289 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.09 (252 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take KT
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