KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 4/16/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: KT (+125) Lotte (-166)
Hoon Jung and the Lotte Giants (4-5, 7th in KBO) play the KT Wiz (2-7, 8th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Saturday, April 16, 2022. The line on this matchup has the Wiz priced at +125 and the Giants are at -166. The over/under opens at 7.5.
The Wiz have accrued 5 doubles as a squad and have hit 4 balls out of the stadium. KT has a slugging percentage of .302 and have been rung up 81 times, while being walked on 31 occasions. As a squad, the KT Wiz are recording 3.0 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in the league. They have compiled 25 RBI's in addition to 68 base knocks this season, while their team batting average comes in at .231. They have 27 runs while having a team OBP of .316.
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Jeong-dae Bae is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. For his professional baseball career, Bae has hit 26 balls over the fence while driving in 145 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to the plate 1,451 times and has delivered a base knock 324 times. Bae has recorded a batting average of .257 in his time in baseball, in addition to 209 runs scored and an OPS of .710. His slugging percentage is .368 and he has totaled 465 bases. He has fanned 347 times and has walked on 148 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .342 OBP.
The Wiz have swiped 8 bags and have been caught 2 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 20.0%. The KT Wiz have a tally of 237 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 84 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .970 which has them sitting 8th in the league and they have turned 5 double plays.
The Wiz have an earned run average of 3.53 this year (7th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 68 batters. Wiz pitchers have given up 5 home runs and also 40 total runs (4th in KBO). KT has allowed 75 base knocks (8.5 per 9 innings) in addition to 31 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 5.23 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.11.
The Lotte Giants hold an OBP of .320 as well as a batting average of .249 so far this year. They have struck out on 69 instances (6th in KBO) and have recorded 77 hits. Lotte has knocked in 3 home runs this season as well as 29 runs batted in. The Giants have a team slugging % of .320 and they tally 3.44 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have put up 13 doubles, while walking 30 times and racking up 31 runs.
Hoon Jung is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Over the course of the 3,278 at-bats in his career, Jung has compiled an average at the plate of .277 and has racked up 909 base knocks. He has hit a home run 60 times, as well as 1,291 total bases and also a .394 slugging %. Jung has recorded a walk 382 times while fanning on 700 plate appearances. He has scored 519 runs and also has 414 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .362 and he has a lifetime OPS of .756.
The Lotte Giants have turned 5 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .972 (7th in Korean baseball). The Giants have recorded 69 assists, 9 errors and have earned a total of 244 putouts this season. Out of their 7 tries at getting a steal, they have had success 5 times and been caught 2 times (28.6% caught stealing rate).
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.208 with a FIP of 3.65 as a squad for the year. They come in at 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 72. The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 33 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 2.66 (24 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 3.46 (90 strikeouts against 26 free passes). They have allowed 2 home runs and they give up 3.65 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take KT (+125)
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