KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 5/10/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
ByungHo Park and the KT Wiz (15-16, 8th in KBO) go to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, where they'll take on the Kia Tigers (15-16, 7th in KBO).
As a squad, the KT Wiz are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball. They have earned a total of 131 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .334. The Wiz have hit 42 doubles as a unit and have knocked 21 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 117 runs batted in as well as 266 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .256. KT has a slugging rate of .361 and have struck out 254 times, while taking a walk on 110 occasions.
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ByungHo Park is a batter who should impact this game for KT. In his pro baseball career, Park has slapped 360 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,054 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .540 and he has racked up 2,675 bases. For his time in the league, he came to bat 5,863 times and got on base with a base knock 1,346 times. He has gone down on strikes 1,490 times and has gotten a free base on 717 occasions, contributing to a .375 on-base percentage. Park has a batting average of .272 for his career in baseball, in addition to 898 scored runs and an OPS of .898.
The Wiz have stolen 17 bags and have been caught 5 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 22.7%. The KT Wiz have earned a total of 822 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 303 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .979 which is 4th in the league and have a total of 26 double plays.
The Wiz are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.51 over the course of the season (7th in KBO), and they have struck out 230 batters. KT has allowed 265 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) and also 107 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.65 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. Wiz pitchers have allowed 18 home runs and 124 runs in total (6th in the league).
Kia has accounted for 20 long balls so far this year to go along with 137 RBIs. They have 66 two-baggers, while taking a walk 120 times and earning 146 runs. The Kia Tigers are sitting with an on-base percentage of .347 in addition to a batting average of .262 for the year. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .393 and they score 4.71 runs per game (1st in baseball). They have struck out on 221 occasions (7th in baseball) and have accounted for 277 base hits.
Sun Bin Kim is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. Kim has recorded a walk 466 times while fanning on 427 tries. He has scored 614 runs in addition to having earned 468 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .376 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .758. He has hit the long ball 30 times, as well as 1,590 total bases and a .382 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 4,159 at-bats in his pro career, Kim has recorded a batting average of .304 and has racked up 1,266 hits.
Of their 21 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 13 times and been caught 8 times (38.1% caught stealing rate). The Kia Tigers have twisted 17 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .971 (8th in KBO). The Tigers have 284 assists, 33 errors and have earned 816 putouts during this campaign.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.243 in addition to having a FIP of 4.27 as a unit this year. They are sitting at 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 253. The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 129 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.41 (103 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.76 (235 strikeouts vs 85 walks). They have yielded 18 dingers and they relinquish 4.27 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia
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