Lotte Giants vs SSG Landers Prediction, 7/7/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs SSG Landers
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Dong Hui Han and the Lotte Giants (33-41, 7th in KBO) head to Incheon SSG Landers Field on Thursday, July 7, 2022, where they'll meet the SSG Landers (51-25, 1st in KBO).
Lotte is slugging .369 and have struck out 533 times, while drawing a walk on 216 occasions. They have recorded 296 RBI's and 674 hits on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .256. The Giants have tallied 119 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 54 balls out of the park. They have earned 315 runs while having a team OBP of .316. As a team, the Lotte Giants are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in KBO.
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Dong Hui Han is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. For his career, Han has drilled 50 balls out of the park while driving in 209 runs. His slugging percentage is .419 and he has a total of 634 bases. For his time in the league, he came to bat 1,710 times and has delivered a hit 398 times. He has struck out 335 times and has gotten a free base on 164 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .340 on-base percentage. Han has an average at the plate of .263 for his time in baseball, in addition to 180 scored runs and an OPS of .759.
The Giants have swiped 52 bags and have been thrown out 22 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 29.7%. The Lotte Giants have a tally of 2,072 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 776 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .977 which ranks 6th in Korean baseball and have 76 double plays.
The Giants have an earned run average of 4.13 over the course of the season (7th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 659 batters. Lotte has given up 711 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) in addition to 317 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.46 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.42. Giants pitchers have relinquished 34 long balls and 354 runs in total (5th in the league).
SSG is sitting with 58 HRs for the season in addition to 360 runs batted in. They have 131 doubles, while taking a walk 277 times as well as scoring 380 runs. The SSG Landers hold a team on-base percentage of .336 in addition to a batting average of .257 over the course of the season. The Landers hold a team slugging % of .380 and they score 4.81 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have been rung up on 620 occasions (3rd in KBO) and have earned 690 base hits.
Ji Hoon Choi is a batter who can be a difference maker for SSG. For the 1,228 at-bats in his pro career, Choi has an average at the plate of .271 with 333 base knocks. He has gone yard 10 times, in addition to having 446 bases in total and a .363 slugging %. Choi has drawn a walk 118 times while striking out on 203 plate appearances. He has tallied 194 runs in addition to having 102 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .341 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .704.
Of their 81 chances at getting a steal, they have had success 60 times and been caught 21 times (25.9% caught stealing percentage). The SSG Landers have turned 78 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (1st in KBO). The Landers have 813 assists, 53 errors and have earned 2,136 putouts on the season.
The Landers hold a team WHIP of 1.228 with a FIP of 3.88 as a team so far this season. They rank 10th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 622. The SSG pitching staff have conceded 307 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.65 (289 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.20 (554 strikeouts vs 252 bases on balls). They have yielded 59 dingers and they relinquish 3.88 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte
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