Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 4/12/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Lotte (-153) Kia (+116)
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the site where Sun Bin Kim and the Kia Tigers (3-5, 6th in KBO) will take on the Lotte Giants (4-4, 5th in KBO) on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The odds on this contest have the Giants coming in at -153 and the Tigers are at +116. The over/under is set at 7.5.
As a team, the Lotte Giants are earning 3.3 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have earned 26 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .329. The Giants have compiled 11 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 2 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 24 RBI's in addition to 70 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .256. Lotte has a slugging rate of .318 and have been called out on strikes 59 times, while drawing a walk on 27 occasions.
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Jun-woo Jeon is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Jeon has compiled an average at the plate of .298 for his baseball career, in addition to 846 scored runs and an OPS of .828. He has gone down on strikes 870 times and has taken a walk on 469 occasions, contributing to a .363 on-base %. For his career, Jeon has hit 168 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 744 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .465 and he has accumulated 2,370 bases. For his time in the league, he faced a pitcher 5,730 times and got on base with a hit 1,521 times.
The Lotte Giants have amassed 220 putouts thus far, in addition to 65 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .976 which ranks 7th in the league and they have twisted 4 double plays. The Giants have swiped 5 bags and have been thrown out 2 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 28.6%.
The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 2.71 over the course of the season (3rd in the league), and they have rung up 77 batters. Giants pitchers have surrendered 1 home run in addition to 27 total runs (8th in the league). Lotte has surrendered 64 base hits (7.9 per 9 innings) as well as 22 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 3.35 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19.
The Tigers have a team SLG% of .289 and they have an average of 3.25 runs per contest (7th in baseball). They have recorded 9 doubles, while getting a free base 36 times and earning 26 runs. Kia has accumulated 3 home runs this season as well as 26 runs batted in. They have struck out on 53 occasions (8th in KBO) and have a total of 53 base hits. The Kia Tigers have compiled an OBP of .320 in addition to a batting average of .210 so far this year.
Sun Bin Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Kim has drawn a walk 456 times while going down on strikes on 420 chances. He has accounted for 603 runs and also has 456 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .374 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .753. He has hit the long ball 29 times, as well as 1,544 total bases and a .379 slugging %. For the 4,071 at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has an average at the plate of .303 with 1,232 base knocks.
In their 8 tries at stealing a base, they have had success 5 times and been caught 3 times (37.5% caught stealing rate). The Kia Tigers have twisted 3 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .955 (10th in Korean baseball). The Tigers have recorded 69 assists, 13 errors and have accounted for 207 putouts on the season.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.304 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.74 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.91 (67 strikeouts vs 23 walks). They are sitting at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 67. They have given up 5 homers and they concede 5.74 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Kia pitching staff have given up 44 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.78 (29 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia (+116)
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