Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz Prediction, 9/17/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
DJ Peters and the Lotte Giants (57-69, 7th in KBO) are headed to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday, September 17, 2022, where they'll take on the KT Wiz (70-56, 4th in KBO).
As a team, the Lotte Giants are recording 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 9th in baseball. They have racked up 539 runs and hold an OBP of .325. The Giants have recorded 207 doubles as a team and have hit 98 balls out of the park. They have tallied 507 RBI's as well as 1,172 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average comes in at .263. Lotte has a slugging percentage of .382 and have been called out on strikes 881 times, while drawing a walk on 377 occasions.
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DJ Peters is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. In his pro baseball career, Peters has hit 125 balls out of the park while driving in 384 runs. His career slugging percentage is .470 and he has a total of 1,174 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped into the batters box 2,858 times and has come through with a base hit 631 times. He has been struck out 861 times and earned a walk on 268 occasions, which has contributed to a .339 on-base %. Peters has a batting average of .253 for his baseball career, with 398 runs scored and an OPS of .809.
The Lotte Giants have earned 3,479 putouts this year, in addition to 1,278 assists and 98 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which ranks 4th in the league and they have turned 115 double plays. The Giants have stolen 87 bases and have been thrown out 36 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 29.3%.
The Giants have compiled a team earned run average of 4.49 on the campaign (9th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 1,076 batters. Giants pitchers have given up 76 long balls in addition to 648 runs (2nd in baseball). Lotte has allowed 1,239 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 578 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.42 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.45.
KT has a total of 103 long balls this season as well as 514 runs batted in. They hit 167 doubles, while getting a free base 463 times as well as putting up 551 runs. The KT Wiz have tallied an on-base percentage of .330 in addition to a batting average of .254 this season. The Wiz hold a team slugging % of .372 and they are recording 4.30 runs per contest (7th in KBO). They have been called out on strikes on 1,045 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have a total of 1,095 base knocks.
Jae-gyun Hwang is a batter who should impact this game for KT. Hwang has recorded a walk 626 times while going down on strikes on 1,263 chances. He has tallied 996 runs and racked up 981 RBIs. His OBP is .352 and he has a lifetime OPS of .785. He has gone yard 205 times, as well as 2,999 total bases and a .448 slugging percentage. In the 6,687 at-bats in his pro career, Hwang has accrued an average at the plate of .289 with 1,935 base knocks.
Out of their 86 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 63 times and been caught 23 times (26.7% caught stealing rate). The KT Wiz have turned 117 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (3rd in the league). The Wiz have recorded 1,277 assists, 89 errors and have earned a total of 3,433 putouts this season.
The KT pitching staff have relinquished 499 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.51 (446 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 84 homers and they relinquish 3.92 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Wiz have a team WHIP of 1.252 with a FIP of 3.92 as a staff so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.84 (950 strikeouts vs 335 walks). They have a ranking of 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,097.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte
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