KT Wiz vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 10/16/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Sung Mun Song and the Kiwoom Heroes (79-62, 4th in KBO) play the KT Wiz (78-60, 3rd in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Sunday, October 16, 2022.
The Wiz have compiled 186 doubles as a squad and have hit 114 balls out of the park. KT has a slugging percentage of .375 and have struck out 1,149 times, while taking a walk on 508 occasions. As a unit, the KT Wiz are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, which is 7th in baseball. They have recorded 571 RBI's as well as 1,209 base knocks for the season, and their batting average sits at .255. They have a total of 613 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .331.
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Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter who can be a difference maker for KT. In his career, Bae has hit 32 balls out of the park while driving in 200 runs. For his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 1,992 times and has delivered a base hit 455 times. Bae has hit .261 for his baseball career, with 271 runs scored and an OPS of .711. His slugging percentage is .368 in addition to having tallied 640 bases. He has fanned 463 times and has walked on 199 occasions, contributing to a .343 on-base %.
The Wiz have stolen 68 bases and have been gunned down 23 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 25.3%. The KT Wiz have 3,758 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,393 assists and 95 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which puts them in 2nd in KBO and have 129 double plays.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.93 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.24. Wiz pitchers have conceded 89 home runs and also 541 runs in total (9th in the league). KT has given up 1,199 hits (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 484 earned runs. The Wiz have compiled a team earned run average of 3.48 on the season (2nd in the league), and they have struck out 1,039 hitters.
Kiwoom has 93 long balls on the campaign and 573 RBIs. They have notched 203 doubles, while getting a free base 524 times and scoring 616 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have an OBP of .333 and a team batting average of .252 for the season. The Heroes have a team SLG% of .363 and they are earning 4.31 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have struck out on 1,030 occasions (4th in the league) and have 1,240 hits.
Sung Mun Song is a hitter who should impact this game for Kiwoom. Song has recorded a free base 123 times while being called out on strikes on 227 attempts. His on-base percentage is .313 and he has earned a career OPS of .691. In the 1,395 at-bats in his career, Song has accrued an average at the plate of .254 with 354 base hits. He has recorded 176 runs and notched 200 runs batted in. He has hit it out of the park 30 times, in addition to having 528 total bases and a .378 slugging %.
The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 132 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .979 (7th in KBO). The Heroes have recorded 1,539 assists, 118 errors and have accounted for 3,862 putouts so far this year. In their 127 chances at stealing a base, they have made it 85 times and been caught 42 times (33.1% caught stealing rate).
The Kiwoom pitching staff have given up 609 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.81 (545 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 95 homers and they allow 4.26 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Heroes have a team WHIP of 1.346 with a FIP of 4.26 as a pitching staff this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.04 (1,001 strikeouts against 490 walks). They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,242.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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