LG Twins vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 9/3/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the site where Dong Hui Han and the Lotte Giants (52-61, 6th in KBO) will take on the LG Twins (68-42, 2nd in KBO) on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
As a team, the LG Twins are scoring 5.2 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in baseball. They have racked up 580 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .349. The Twins have compiled 174 doubles as a team and have knocked 99 balls out of the stadium. They have 546 runs batted in and 1,049 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is at .274. LG has a slugging rate of .411 and have been called out on strikes 705 times, while drawing a walk on 380 occasions.
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Ji Hwan Oh is a hitter who can be a difference maker for LG. In his pro baseball career, Oh has hit 141 baseballs over the fence while driving in 727 runs. His slugging percentage is .413 and he has racked up 2,242 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to the plate 6,283 times and has come through with a base hit 1,435 times. He has struck out 1,395 times and has walked on 654 at-bats, contributing to a .349 OBP. Oh has an average at the plate of .265 for his career, with 865 scored runs and an OPS of .762.
The LG Twins have amassed 2,976 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,058 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which puts them in 2nd in KBO and they have twisted 106 double plays. The Twins have swiped 86 bases and have been thrown out 18 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 17.3%.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Twins pitchers have allowed 77 long balls and 435 runs (10th in KBO). LG has surrendered 923 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings) as well as 395 earned runs. The Twins are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.58 for the season (2nd in the league), and they have rung up 772 batters.
The Giants hold a slugging percentage of .378 and they are recording 4.10 runs per game (9th in the league). They hit 188 doubles, while taking a walk 341 times and notching 480 runs. Lotte is sitting with 85 HRs so far this year in addition to 451 RBIs. They have been rung up on 805 occasions (6th in baseball) and have recorded 1,041 hits. The Lotte Giants have a team OBP of .323 and a team batting average of .260 this year.
Dong Hui Han is a batter who should impact this game for Lotte. Han has drawn a free base 176 times while being called out on strikes on 352 attempts. His OBP sits at .343 and he also has a career OPS of .761. Over the course of the 1,649 at-bats in his career, Han has hit .268 with 442 base hits. He has recorded 188 runs and has 222 runs batted in. He has homered 52 times, in addition to having 690 bases in total and a .418 slugging %.
In their 108 attempts at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 76 times and been caught 32 times (29.6% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have turned 105 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in KBO). The Giants have recorded 1,155 assists, 90 errors and have a total of 3,135 putouts for the season.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.449 in addition to having a FIP of 4.93 as a unit so far this season. They come in at 1st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,106. The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 573 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.42 (513 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 2.38 (971 strikeouts vs 408 bases on balls). They have allowed 65 home runs and they surrender 4.93 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte
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