KT Wiz vs LG Twins Prediction, 4/19/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs LG Twins
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-103) LG (-128)
Jae-gyun Hwang and the KT Wiz (3-10, 8th in KBO) are headed to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, where they'll take on the LG Twins (10-4, 2nd in KBO). The Twins open this matchup at -128 while the Wiz are priced at -103. The over/under opens at 6.5.
KT owns a slugging percentage of .317 and have struck out 117 times, while drawing a walk on 43 occasions. They have 41 RBI's as well as 103 hits on the season, while their team batting average sits at .237. The Wiz have accumulated 10 doubles as a team and have hit 7 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 46 runs while holding a team OBP of .316. As a squad, the KT Wiz are putting up 3.5 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in the league.
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Jae-gyun Hwang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. In his career, Hwang has hit 197 balls out of the park while knocking in 928 runs. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to bat 7,038 times and has delivered a base knock 1,831 times. Hwang has a batting average of .292 for his career in baseball, with 950 runs scored and an OPS of .758. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .453 and he has a total of 2,847 bases. He has fanned 1,192 times and earned a walk on 581 occasions, contributing to a .353 on-base percentage.
The Wiz have swiped 9 bases and have been caught 2 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 18.2%. The KT Wiz have notched a total of 342 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 119 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .975 which puts them in 6th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 7 double plays.
The Wiz have a team ERA of 3.79 on the year (8th in the league), and their staff has struck out 96 hitters. Giants pitchers have surrendered 1 home run in addition to 27 total runs (8th in the league). KT has given up 117 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and 48 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 4.80 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.20.
The Twins have a slugging percentage of .385 and they score 4.71 runs per contest (2nd in KBO). They have 22 two-baggers, while getting a free base 37 times as well as notching 66 runs. LG has 10 home runs on the season as well as 61 RBIs. They have been rung up on 89 occasions (9th in KBO) and have earned a total of 125 base hits. The LG Twins have recorded an OBP of .319 as well as a batting average of .260 so far this year.
Hyun Soo Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for LG. Kim has recorded a free base 899 times while striking out on 815 occasions. He has amassed 1,066 runs and notched 1,217 RBIs. His on-base rate is .397 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .879. He has gone yard 224 times, in addition to having 3,219 total bases and also a .482 slugging percentage. During the 6,675 at-bats in his pro career, Kim has hit .315 with 2,105 base knocks.
The LG Twins have turned 13 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Twins have accrued 124 assists, 8 errors and have earned 384 putouts for the year. In their 23 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 20 times and been caught 3 times (13.0% caught stealing rate).
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.266 in addition to having a FIP of 3.16 as a pitching staff for the year. They rank 7th in KBO as a staff in total hits conceded with 105. The LG pitching staff have given up 45 runs this year while holding an ERA of 2.88 (41 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.86 (106 strikeouts against 57 free passes). They have given up 5 dingers and they surrender 3.16 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LG (-128)
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