KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 9/22/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Jose Pirela and the Samsung Lions (58-70, 7th in KBO) play the KT Wiz (71-57, 4th in KBO) at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
As a team, the KT Wiz are recording 4.3 runs per contest, which has them at 7th in baseball. They have notched a total of 557 runs and have an OBP of .330. The Wiz have hit 170 doubles as a squad and have knocked 104 balls out of the park. They have earned 520 runs batted in as well as 1,113 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .254. KT has a slugging rate of .372 and have been called out on strikes 1,063 times, while drawing a walk on 470 occasions.
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ByungHo Park is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. In his career, Park has hit 383 balls over the fence while knocking in 1,121 runs. For his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 6,226 times and has notched a base hit 1,432 times. Park has hit .272 in his time in baseball, with 951 runs scored and an OPS of .888. His career slugging percentage is .540 and he has racked up 2,844 bases. He has been struck out 1,584 times and has taken a walk on 749 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .373 OBP.
The Wiz have stolen 63 bases and have been caught 23 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 26.7%. The KT Wiz have accumulated 3,487 putouts this year, as well as 1,298 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which ranks 2nd in KBO and they have twisted 121 double plays.
The Wiz have an earned run average of 3.49 this year (2nd in KBO), and they have struck out 964 hitters. KT has conceded 1,118 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) and 450 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.85 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.25. Wiz pitchers have relinquished 84 long balls and also 504 runs in total (9th in the league).
Samsung has tallied 88 home runs this year as well as 555 runs batted in. They have recorded 211 two-baggers, while taking a walk 411 times as well as scoring 585 runs. The Samsung Lions have an OBP of .333 in addition to a team batting average of .267 so far this year. The Lions hold a team slugging percentage of .381 and they score 4.50 runs per contest (6th in baseball). They have been rung up on 937 instances (5th in the league) and have earned 1,207 base hits.
Jose Pirela is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. In the 7,677 at-bats in his professional career, Pirela has an average at the plate of .286 with 2,192 hits. He has gone deep 192 times, as well as 3,335 total bases and also a .434 slugging percentage. Pirela has earned a free base 693 times while going down on strikes on 1,228 tries. He has a total of 1,220 runs and racked up 992 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .350 and he has earned a career OPS of .784.
The Samsung Lions have turned 106 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .978 (8th in Korean baseball). The Lions have recorded 1,301 assists, 107 errors and have earned 3,489 putouts so far this season. Out of their 74 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 43 times and been caught 31 times (41.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.452 in addition to having a FIP of 4.98 as a staff so far this year. They are currently ranked 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,237. The Samsung pitching staff have conceded 643 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.36 (564 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 1.93 (874 strikeouts vs 452 walks). They have conceded 115 home runs and they surrender 4.98 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take KT
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