LG Twins vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 6/18/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Ji Hwan Oh and the LG Twins (36-27, 3rd in KBO) head to Gocheok Sky Dome on Saturday, June 18, 2022, where they'll take on the Kiwoom Heroes (38-25, 2nd in KBO).
The Twins have earned 100 doubles as a squad and have smacked 49 balls out of the park. LG has a slugging % of .391 and have been rung up 392 times, while drawing a walk on 217 occasions. As a squad, the LG Twins are recording 4.9 runs per game, which is 2nd in the league. They have earned 294 RBI's as well as 577 hits so far this year, while their batting average comes in at .264. They are sitting with 316 runs and hold an OBP of .339.
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Ji Hwan Oh is a batter who should be able to impact this game for LG. In his pro baseball career, Oh has hit 131 balls out of the park while knocking in 693 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .410 and he has racked up 2,158 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 6,092 times and has come through with a hit 1,390 times. He has fanned 1,358 times and has gotten a free base on 629 occasions, contributing to a .348 on-base percentage. Oh has earned a batting average of .264 for his career, in addition to 836 scored runs and an OPS of .758.
The LG Twins have 1,724 putouts this season, as well as 639 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which puts them in 3rd in the league and they have turned 65 double plays. The Twins have swiped 62 bases and have been thrown out 12 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 16.2%.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.00 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.34. Twins pitchers have given up 40 home runs in addition to 263 total runs (7th in baseball). LG has given up 548 base knocks (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 237 earned runs. The Twins have an earned run average of 3.71 so far this year (4th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 442 hitters.
Kiwoom has hit 44 HRs so far this season and 258 RBIs. They have 98 doubles, while taking a walk 236 times as well as racking up 279 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have compiled an OBP of .325 as well as a batting average of .243 for the season. The Heroes have a team slugging percentage of .361 and they score 4.36 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have been rung up on 467 occasions (4th in KBO) and are sitting with 534 hits.
Jung Hoo Lee is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kiwoom. Lee has earned a free base 299 times while fanning on 262 attempts. He has accrued 481 runs and racked up 399 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .404 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .884. He has gone yard 45 times, with 1,356 bases in total and also a .480 slugging %. Over the course of the 2,825 official at-bats in his professional career, Lee has recorded a batting average of .339 with 957 base knocks.
Out of their 51 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 31 times and been caught 20 times (39.2% caught stealing percentage). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 56 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in Korean baseball). The Heroes have 700 assists, 50 errors and have earned a total of 1,742 putouts for the season.
The Heroes have a WHIP of 1.251 and have a FIP of 3.97 as a squad on the season. They are currently ranked 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 514. The Kiwoom pitching staff have given up 256 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.43 (221 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.22 (470 strikeouts against 212 walks). They have yielded 35 dingers and they surrender 3.97 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LG
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