Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 6/19/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Sun Bin Kim and the Kia Tigers (33-28, 4th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (30-33, 6th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
As a unit, the Samsung Lions are scoring 4.2 runs per outing, which is 6th in the league. They have 266 runs and have an on-base percentage of .318. The Lions have earned 97 doubles as a unit and have hit 37 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 251 runs batted in in addition to 561 hits for the season, and their average at the plate is at .258. Samsung owns a slugging percentage of .362 and have been rung up 448 times, while getting the free base on 181 occasions.
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Jose Pirela is a batter who can be a difference maker for Samsung. In his career, Pirela has hit 177 baseballs out of the park while driving in 932 runs. For his time in baseball, he came to the plate 8,274 times and got on base with a base hit 2,103 times. Pirela has hit .284 for his baseball career, in addition to 1,172 scored runs and an OPS of .778. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .430 in addition to having tallied 3,187 bases. He has gone down on strikes 1,186 times and has been walked on 668 at-bats, contributing to a .348 on-base percentage.
The Samsung Lions have accumulated 1,692 putouts thus far, in addition to 625 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .975 which is 8th in KBO and they have twisted 50 double plays. The Lions have stolen 19 bags and have been caught 16 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 45.7%.
The Lions have an earned run average of 3.72 over the course of the season (5th in the league), and they have struck out 426 batters. Samsung has allowed 578 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 233 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.08 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.39. Lions pitchers have surrendered 51 long balls and 284 total runs (4th in the league).
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .409 and they tally 5.19 runs per contest (1st in baseball). They have 112 doubles, while getting a free base 244 times and putting up 322 runs. Kia has compiled 57 home runs on the year in addition to 301 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 428 occasions (8th in baseball) and have recorded 573 base hits. The Kia Tigers have tallied an OBP of .351 in addition to a batting average of .268 so far this season.
Sun Bin Kim is a batter who should impact this game for Kia. Kim has recorded a free base 486 times while striking out on 439 tries. His OBP comes in at .376 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .756. Over the course of the 4,266 official at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has a batting average of .303 and has racked up 1,293 base hits. He is sitting with 627 runs and has 475 RBIs. He has homered 30 times, in addition to having 1,619 total bases and also a .380 slugging percentage.
The Kia Tigers have turned 38 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .978 (5th in Korean baseball). The Tigers have accrued 585 assists, 50 errors and have accounted for 1,647 putouts so far this season. Of their 46 chances at stealing a base, they have had success 26 times and been caught 20 times (43.5% caught stealing percentage).
The Kia pitching staff have conceded 288 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.02 (245 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 51 homers and they allow 4.72 runs per 9 innings (9th in KBO). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.339 in addition to having a FIP of 4.72 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.36 (449 strikeouts vs 190 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 545.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung
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