Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 6/23/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the site where Dae In Hwang and the Kia Tigers (35-30, 4th in KBO) will play the Lotte Giants (29-35, 8th in KBO) on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Lotte is slugging .369 and have been called out on strikes 465 times, while being walked on 178 occasions. They have amassed 252 runs batted in and 587 hits on the season, and their team batting average is .258. The Giants have earned 99 doubles as a team and have knocked 46 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 269 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .316. As a squad, the Lotte Giants are earning 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in the league.
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DJ Peters is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Peters has a batting average of .254 for his time in baseball, with 389 scored runs and an OPS of .816. He has struck out 838 times and earned a walk on 260 occasions, contributing to a .341 on-base %. In his career, Peters has hit 123 balls out of the park while knocking in 377 runs. His slugging percentage is .475 and he has racked up 1,144 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 2,760 times and came through with a base base hit 611 times.
The Lotte Giants have accumulated 1,787 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 683 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .976 which is 6th in the league and have accumulated 66 double plays. The Giants have swiped 42 bases and have been thrown out 19 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 31.1%.
The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 4.05 for the season (8th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 569 hitters. Giants pitchers have conceded 31 home runs and 304 total runs (3rd in KBO). Lotte has allowed 587 base knocks (8.9 per 9 innings) and 268 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .407 and they score 5.12 runs per game (1st in baseball). They have 124 doubles, while taking a walk 255 times as well as recording 338 runs. Kia has accounted for 59 home runs for the season as well as 317 runs batted in. They have struck out on 449 occasions (8th in KBO) and have tallied 604 base hits. The Kia Tigers hold a team OBP of .348 in addition to a team batting average of .267 so far this season.
Dae In Hwang is a batter who should impact this game for Kia. Hwang has drawn a free base 54 times while going down on strikes on 166 plate appearances. He has scored 67 runs and also has 121 runs batted in. His on-base % is .315 and he has a lifetime OPS of .741. He has gone yard 29 times, with 303 total bases and also a .426 slugging percentage. For the 712 at-bats in his pro career, Hwang has recorded a batting average of .257 in addition to 183 base hits.
The Kia Tigers have twisted 42 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (5th in the league). The Tigers have 633 assists, 51 errors and have accounted for 1,755 putouts so far this season. Out of their 49 tries at getting a steal, they have made it 28 times and been caught 21 times (42.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.356 with a FIP of 4.75 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.32 (474 strikeouts vs 204 walks). They rank 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 589. They have surrendered 54 home runs and they surrender 4.75 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 309 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.09 (266 earned runs conceded).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia
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