Lotte Giants vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 8/10/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Dong Hui Han and the Lotte Giants (41-55, 8th in KBO) go to Gocheok Sky Dome on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, where they'll take on the Kiwoom Heroes (59-40, 3rd in KBO).
The Giants have accounted for 164 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 70 balls out of the park. Lotte is slugging .373 and have been called out on strikes 684 times, while being walked on 274 occasions. As a unit, the Lotte Giants are scoring 4.1 runs/g, which ranks them 9th in the league. They have accrued 387 RBI's and 878 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is .257. They have earned 408 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .316.
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Dong Hui Han is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. Han has a batting average of .269 for his career, in addition to 184 scored runs and an OPS of .765. He has been struck out 344 times and has taken a walk on 169 occasions, contributing to a .343 on-base percentage. For his career, Han has hit 51 baseballs over the fence while driving in 219 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .422 in addition to having tallied 672 bases. In his time in the Majors, he came to the plate 1,795 times and also came through with a hit 428 times.
The Lotte Giants have a total of 2,685 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,005 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .979 which puts them in 6th in Korean baseball and have earned 93 double plays. The Giants have swiped 70 bases and have been caught 26 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 27.1%.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.48. Giants pitchers have surrendered 55 home runs and 509 runs (2nd in the league). Lotte has conceded 972 base knocks (9.8 per 9 innings) and also 462 earned runs. The Giants have an earned run average of 4.65 this season (9th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 830 hitters.
The Heroes have a team SLG% of .360 and they score 4.23 runs per game (8th in the league). They have hit 145 doubles, while getting a free base 385 times as well as putting up 427 runs. Kiwoom has knocked in 65 HRs so far this year to go along with 393 RBIs. They have struck out on 739 instances (4th in the league) and have a total of 860 hits. The Kiwoom Heroes hold a team on-base percentage of .334 and a team batting average of .248 this season.
Jung Hoo Lee is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Lee has drawn a walk 317 times while striking out on 272 plate appearances. His on-base percentage comes in at .407 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .895. For the 2,965 official at-bats in his pro career, Lee has compiled an average at the plate of .341 in addition to 1,010 hits. He has compiled 498 runs and racked up 430 RBIs. He has homered 51 times, as well as 1,446 total bases and a .488 slugging percentage.
Of their 84 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 55 times and been caught 29 times (34.5% caught stealing rate). The Kiwoom Heroes have twisted 88 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .979 (5th in Korean baseball). The Heroes have recorded 1,094 assists, 82 errors and have earned a total of 2,737 putouts for the season.
The Heroes have a WHIP of 1.258 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.92 as a unit over the course of the season. They rank 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 816. The Kiwoom pitching staff have relinquished 397 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.46 (351 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.14 (708 strikeouts vs 331 free passes). They have allowed 67 dingers and they give up 3.92 runs per 9 innings (1st in KBO).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kiwoom and under the total runs
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