Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 6/21/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Socrates Brito and the Kia Tigers (34-30, 4th in KBO) host the Lotte Giants (29-34, 8th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
As a squad, the Lotte Giants are earning 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 8th in baseball. They have 264 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .315. The Giants have compiled 97 doubles as a squad and have hit 46 balls out of the park. They have 247 runs batted in and 574 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .256. Lotte has a slugging % of .368 and have struck out 458 times, while drawing a walk on 175 occasions.
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Dae-ho Lee is a batter who should impact this game for Lotte. In his pro baseball career, Lee has hit 473 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 1,759 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .507 and he has accumulated 4,693 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to the plate 10,545 times and has reached base with a hit 2,814 times. He has been struck out 1,441 times and earned a walk on 974 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .380 OBP. Lee has hit .304 for his career in baseball, with 1,222 runs scored and an OPS of .887.
The Lotte Giants have 1,763 putouts on the year, as well as 674 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .976 which is 6th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 66 double plays. The Giants have swiped 42 bags and have been thrown out 19 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 31.1%.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.37. Giants pitchers have conceded 31 home runs in addition to 298 total runs (4th in the league). Lotte has allowed 579 base hits (8.9 per 9 innings) and also 265 earned runs. The Giants have a team earned run average of 4.06 over the course of the season (8th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 563 batters.
The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .408 and they score 5.11 runs per contest (1st in KBO). They have hit 121 two-baggers, while taking a walk 254 times as well as recording 332 runs. Kia is sitting with 59 long balls for the year to go along with 311 RBIs. They have been rung up on 443 occasions (8th in baseball) and have notched a total of 596 base hits. The Kia Tigers have an OBP of .349 as well as a team batting average of .267 this season.
Socrates Brito is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. In the 5,184 at-bats in his career, Brito is sitting with a batting avereage of .281 and has racked up 1,459 base hits. He has gone yard 110 times, in addition to having 2,239 total bases and a .432 slugging percentage. Brito has tallied a free base 391 times while going down on strikes on 1,156 attempts. He has accounted for 775 runs in addition to having earned 653 RBIs. His on-base rate is .332 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .764.
The Kia Tigers have twisted 40 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (5th in KBO). The Tigers have 619 assists, 51 errors and have 1,728 putouts this year. Out of their 49 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 28 times and been caught 21 times (42.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Kia pitching staff have given up 304 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.08 (261 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 54 long balls and they concede 4.75 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.349 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.75 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 (467 strikeouts against 201 bases on balls). They are sitting at 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 576.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia
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