Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/29/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Sung Bum Na and the Kia Tigers (65-70, 5th in KBO) host the Lotte Giants (61-73, 7th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
As a squad, the Lotte Giants are notching 4.2 runs/g, which puts them at 9th in baseball. They have earned 583 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .328. The Giants have tallied 220 doubles as a team and have smacked 101 balls out of the park. They have tallied 549 RBI's and 1,267 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .267. Lotte owns a slugging percentage of .384 and have struck out 942 times, while getting the free base on 397 occasions.
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Dong Hui Han is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. For his professional baseball career, Han has drilled 53 baseballs out of the park while driving in 233 runs. His career slugging percentage is .417 in addition to racking up 718 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to the plate 1,939 times and has reached base with a base knock 464 times. He has struck out 368 times and has walked on 179 occasions, contributing to a .342 OBP. Han has an average at the plate of .270 for his time in baseball, with 192 runs scored and an OPS of .760.
The Giants have stolen 91 bases and have been caught 39 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 30.0%. The Lotte Giants have earned 3,686 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,357 assists and 106 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which is 5th in KBO and have earned 120 double plays.
The Giants have an ERA of 4.47 this season (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,147 batters. Lotte has given up 1,315 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and 610 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.44 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.45. Giants pitchers have allowed 81 home runs and also 683 total runs (2nd in baseball).
Kia has tallied 106 home runs this season as well as 637 RBIs. They hit 234 doubles, while walking 518 times and putting up 676 runs. The Kia Tigers have accumulated an OBP of .349 as well as a batting average of .272 so far this year. The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .396 and they are recording 4.97 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have been rung up on 931 occasions (7th in the league) and have recorded 1,284 hits.
Sung Bum Na is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. For the 4,784 official at-bats in his baseball career, Na has a batting average of .313 in addition to 1,498 base hits. He has gone deep 232 times, with 2,561 total bases and a .535 slugging percentage. Na has drawn a walk 429 times while fanning on 1,191 plate appearances. He has scored 900 runs and racked up 923 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .381 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .916.
Out of their 103 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 63 times and been caught 40 times (38.8% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 106 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in the league). The Tigers have racked up 1,314 assists, 103 errors and have earned a total of 3,623 putouts so far this season.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.419 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.82 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.97 (983 strikeouts against 499 bases on balls). They are sitting at 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,214. They have given up 116 dingers and they concede 4.82 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO). The Kia pitching staff have conceded 647 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.23 (568 earned runs conceded).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia
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