KT Wiz vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 4/9/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-188) Hanwha (+139)
Jae-gyun Hwang and the KT Wiz (75-59, 1st in KBO) are headed to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Saturday, April 9, 2022, where they'll meet the Hanwha Eagles (49-82, 10th in KBO). The Eagles open this contest at +139 while the Wiz are priced at -188. The over/under has been set at 7.5.
KT had a slugging percentage of .380 and were called out on strikes 1,041 times, while getting the free base on 639 occasions. They tallied 666 RBI's and 1,263 hits over the course of last season, and their average at the plate was at .265. The Wiz earned 217 doubles as a team and hit 104 balls out of the park. They had a total of 711 runs while having a team OBP of .356. As a squad, the KT Wiz notched 5.0 runs per contest, which had them at 5th in the league.
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Jae-gyun Hwang is a batter who can be a difference maker for KT. For his professional baseball career, Hwang has hit 196 balls out of the park while driving in 924 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .453 and he has racked up 2,832 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 7,001 times and has reached base with a hit 1,821 times. He has fanned 1,182 times and earned a walk on 579 occasions, contributing to a .353 OBP. Hwang is sitting with a batting avereage of .291 in his time in baseball, with 947 runs scored and an OPS of .825.
The Wiz stole 93 bags and were thrown out 31 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage was 25.0%. The KT Wiz earned 3,792 putouts for the prior year, in addition to 1,464 assists and 112 errors. Their fielding percentage finished at .979 which had them ranked 7th in the league and accumulated 133 double plays.
The Wiz finished with a team ERA of 3.67 over the course of last season (2nd in the league), and their staff struck out 1,051 hitters. KT surrendered 1,166 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings) in addition to 512 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.16 and their pitching staff recorded a WHIP of 1.32. Wiz pitchers gave up 85 home runs in addition to 581 total runs (9th in the league).
The Eagles held a team SLG% of .342 and they had an average of 4.17 runs per outing (9th in the league). They had 211 two-baggers, while walking 632 times as well as scoring 596 runs. Hanwha tallied 80 HRs during the previous year as well as 551 RBIs. They were rung up on 1,278 occasions (1st in KBO) and totaled 1,104 hits. The Hanwha Eagles had an OBP of .335 in addition to a team batting average of .237 during the previous year.
Eun-won Jung is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Jung has earned a walk 218 times while fanning on 300 occasions. His on-base percentage is .356 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .726. For the 1,536 at-bats in his baseball career, Jung has hit .264 in addition to 406 base hits. He has compiled 233 runs in addition to having earned 148 runs batted in. He has gone yard 22 times, with 568 total bases and also a .370 slugging percentage.
Out of their 152 tries at getting a steal, they were successful 111 times and were caught 41 times (27.0% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles turned 121 double plays and accounted for a fielding rate of .977 (9th in KBO). The Eagles accrued 1,259 assists, 120 errors and amassed 3,776 putouts during the previous year.
The Eagles held a team WHIP of 1.496 in addition to having a FIP of 5.29 as a squad last year. Their K/BB ratio came in at 1.50 (1,006 strikeouts against 669 free passes). They ranked 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,200. They gave up 114 homers and they relinquished 5.29 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Hanwha pitching staff gave up 734 runs last season while having an ERA of 4.67 (648 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha (+139)
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