Lotte Giants vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 9/9/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Samsung Lions
Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Dae-ho Lee and the Lotte Giants (54-64, 6th in KBO) are headed to Daegu Samsung Lions Park on Friday, September 9, 2022, where they'll take on the Samsung Lions (51-66, 8th in KBO).
As a team, the Lotte Giants are notching 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 9th in the league. They have 508 runs and have an OBP of .324. The Giants have earned 193 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 91 balls out of the park. They have tallied 478 runs batted in and 1,086 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .261. Lotte is slugging .379 and have struck out 833 times, while drawing a walk on 364 occasions.
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Dae-ho Lee is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Lee has compiled an average at the plate of .304 for his career in baseball, in addition to 1,243 scored runs and an OPS of .887. He has been struck out 1,463 times and has been walked on 994 occasions, contributing to a .380 on-base percentage. For his career, Lee has hit 483 baseballs out of the park while driving in 1,810 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .507 in addition to racking up 4,800 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to the plate 10,779 times and got on base with a base hit 2,881 times.
The Giants have stolen 81 bases and have been thrown out 33 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 28.9%. The Lotte Giants have earned a total of 3,266 putouts for the season, as well as 1,203 assists and 92 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which is 5th in KBO and have a total of 111 double plays.
The Giants have a team earned run average of 4.42 on the campaign (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,014 batters. Lotte has surrendered 1,155 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 535 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.41 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.45. Giants pitchers have conceded 69 long balls in addition to 601 total runs (2nd in baseball).
Samsung has recorded 79 home runs on the year as well as 498 runs batted in. They have notched 184 doubles, while getting a free base 376 times and earning 526 runs. The Samsung Lions have an on-base percentage of .329 and a batting average of .263 for the year. The Lions have a team SLG% of .372 and they tally 4.42 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have struck out on 866 instances (5th in the league) and have recorded 1,090 base hits.
Min-ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Kang has recorded a walk 714 times while being called out on strikes on 1,396 plate appearances. He has recorded 851 runs and racked up 1,074 RBIs. His OBP sits at .354 and he has earned a career OPS of .815. He has hit a home run 300 times, as well as 3,090 bases in total and a .461 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 6,699 at-bats in his pro career, Kang has an average at the plate of .274 in addition to 1,838 base knocks.
Out of their 68 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 39 times and been caught 29 times (42.6% caught stealing rate). The Samsung Lions have twisted 94 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .978 (8th in Korean baseball). The Lions have racked up 1,196 assists, 99 errors and have earned a total of 3,195 putouts so far this year.
The Lions have a team WHIP of 1.464 in addition to having a FIP of 5.05 as a unit this season. They rank 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,133. The Samsung pitching staff have conceded 598 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.39 (520 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.89 (804 strikeouts against 426 walks). They have conceded 101 homers and they concede 5.05 runs per 9 innings (9th in KBO).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Samsung and under the total runs
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