KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 8/23/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Jose Miguel Fernandez and the Doosan Bears (46-57, 8th in KBO) play the KT Wiz (59-47, 4th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
As a team, the KT Wiz are knocking in 4.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 6th in KBO. They have a total of 483 runs while having a team OBP of .335. The Wiz have accumulated 141 doubles as a team and have knocked 90 balls out of the park. They have earned 450 runs batted in and 939 hits this year, and their batting average sits at .257. KT has a slugging percentage of .378 and have struck out 868 times, while being walked on 406 occasions.
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Jae-gyun Hwang is a batter who should impact this game for KT. For his professional baseball career, Hwang has hit 202 balls out of the park while knocking in 973 runs. His career slugging percentage is .449 in addition to racking up 2,970 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 7,413 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,918 times. He has been struck out 1,247 times and has been walked on 617 occasions, which contributes in part to a .352 on-base percentage. Hwang has hit .290 for his career, in addition to 987 runs scored and an OPS of .786.
The Wiz have swiped 58 bases and have been caught 17 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 22.7%. The KT Wiz have earned 2,899 putouts on the year, as well as 1,074 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which has them ranked 1st in Korean baseball and have a total of 101 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.87 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.26. Wiz pitchers have conceded 64 home runs and 420 total runs (10th in the league). KT has allowed 936 base hits (8.7 per 9 innings) as well as 379 earned runs. The Wiz hold a team ERA of 3.53 so far this season (1st in the league), and their staff has struck out 808 hitters.
The Bears have a team slugging % of .355 and they score 4.64 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have hit 154 doubles, while taking a walk 352 times and putting up 487 runs. Doosan has tallied 65 home runs on the campaign in addition to 452 RBIs. They have struck out on 705 occasions (9th in the league) and have totaled 891 hits. The Doosan Bears have tallied an on-base percentage of .324 and a team batting average of .251 so far this season.
Jose Miguel Fernandez is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Fernandez has drawn a free base 564 times while striking out on 385 chances. He has recorded 776 runs in addition to having earned 809 RBIs. His OBP is .393 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .839. He has hit a home run 130 times, in addition to having 2,346 total bases and a .446 slugging %. In the 5,260 official at-bats in his professional career, Fernandez has earned a batting average of .320 in addition to having 1,685 base knocks.
Of their 95 tries at getting a steal, they have made it 71 times and been caught 24 times (25.3% caught stealing rate). The Doosan Bears have turned 96 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in KBO). The Bears have 1,043 assists, 79 errors and have accounted for 2,820 putouts over the course of the season.
The Bears have a team WHIP of 1.460 and have a FIP of 4.84 as a pitching staff this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.71 (727 strikeouts against 425 walks). They come in at 4th in KBO as a staff in total hits given up with 947. They have allowed 79 homers and they yield 4.84 runs per 9 innings (7th in KBO). The Doosan pitching staff have conceded 506 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.21 (440 earned runs allowed).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan
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