Lotte Giants vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 5/14/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Eun-won Jung and the Hanwha Eagles (11-24, 9th in KBO) host the Lotte Giants (18-15, 4th in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
The Giants have compiled 50 doubles as a team and have knocked 23 balls out of the stadium. Lotte has a slugging rate of .367 and have been called out on strikes 231 times, while drawing a walk on 94 occasions. As a unit, the Lotte Giants are scoring 3.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in the league. They have 126 RBI's and 304 base knocks on the year, and their batting average comes in at .260. They have accumulated 132 runs scored while having a team OBP of .319.
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DJ Peters is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Peters has an average at the plate of .253 for his baseball career, in addition to 375 scored runs and an OPS of .817. He has struck out 811 times and has gotten a free base on 251 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .342 OBP. In his professional baseball career, Peters has hit 116 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 351 runs. His slugging percentage is .475 in addition to earning 1,087 bases. For his time in the league, he faced a pitcher 2,625 times and came through with a base base hit 580 times.
The Lotte Giants have a total of 925 putouts so far this season, in addition to 340 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .977 which is 5th in the league and have accumulated 31 double plays. The Giants have swiped 24 bases and have been thrown out 12 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 33.3%.
The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 3.21 on the campaign (2nd in baseball), and they have rung up 311 hitters. Giants pitchers have surrendered 11 home runs in addition to 126 total runs (9th in the league). Lotte has conceded 285 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and 110 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.83 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28.
Hanwha has 19 home runs this season to go along with 110 RBIs. They hit 44 doubles, while walking 123 times and putting up 123 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have earned a team on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a batting average of .233 for the season. The Eagles hold a slugging % of .332 and they average 3.51 runs per contest (9th in KBO). They have been called out on strikes on 319 occasions (1st in the league) and have earned a total of 271 hits.
Eun-won Jung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Jung has drawn a free base 232 times while fanning on 329 occasions. His on-base % is .354 and he has a lifetime OPS of .723. Over the course of the 1,641 at-bats in his pro career, Jung has earned a batting average of .262 in addition to 430 base hits. He has compiled 247 runs in addition to having 154 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 24 times, with 605 total bases and a .369 slugging percentage.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 22 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .968 (10th in KBO). The Eagles have recorded 338 assists, 41 errors and have notched a total of 903 putouts this season. Out of their 40 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 26 times and been caught 14 times (35.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.522 and have a FIP of 5.59 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.67 (226 strikeouts vs 135 walks). They sit at 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 323. They have given up 27 homers and they relinquish 5.59 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Hanwha pitching staff have conceded 187 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.87 (163 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha
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