Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/2/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Kia Tigers
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Sung Bum Na and the Kia Tigers (56-56, 5th in KBO) play the Samsung Lions (47-65, 9th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Friday, September 2, 2022.
As a team, the Samsung Lions are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in KBO. They have 502 runs and have an OBP of .328. The Lions have compiled 172 doubles as a team and have smacked 75 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 475 RBI's in addition to 1,043 hits for the season, while their team batting average is .262. Samsung has a slugging rate of .369 and have been called out on strikes 839 times, while drawing a walk on 357 occasions.
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Jose Pirela is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. For his career, Pirela has hit 190 balls out of the park while knocking in 979 runs. For his time in the league, he came to the plate 8,507 times and also came through with a hit 2,171 times. Pirela has compiled an average at the plate of .285 for his career in baseball, with 1,212 scored runs and an OPS of .784. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .434 and he has racked up 3,302 bases. He has fanned 1,221 times and has been walked on 687 occasions, which contributes in part to a .350 on-base %.
The Samsung Lions have notched a total of 3,063 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,141 assists and 94 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .978 which has them ranked 8th in Korean baseball and have a total of 92 double plays. The Lions have swiped 38 bags and have been caught 28 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 42.4%.
The Lions have a team ERA of 4.47 this season (9th in KBO), and they have rung up 770 batters. Lions pitchers have given up 100 home runs and also 583 runs in total (2nd in the league). Samsung has allowed 1,098 hits (9.7 per 9 innings) and 507 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.87 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.48.
The Tigers have a slugging percentage of .403 and they are recording 5.17 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have 205 doubles, while walking 431 times as well as putting up 584 runs. Kia is sitting with 91 long balls this season to go along with 549 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 764 instances (7th in KBO) and have 1,073 hits. The Kia Tigers have accumulated an OBP of .351 as well as a team batting average of .273 for the season.
Sung Bum Na is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kia. Na has drawn a walk 416 times while being called out on strikes on 1,168 tries. His on-base percentage is .381 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .918. In the 4,696 official at-bats in his professional career, Na has accumulated a batting average of .313 and has racked up 1,472 base knocks. He has accrued 888 runs and has 911 RBIs. He has homered 229 times, with 2,523 total bases and a .537 slugging percentage.
Of their 84 tries at stealing a base, they have had success 49 times and been caught 35 times (41.7% caught stealing rate). The Kia Tigers have twisted 82 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (5th in Korean baseball). The Tigers have recorded 1,095 assists, 85 errors and have a total of 3,005 putouts so far this season.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.402 and have a FIP of 4.76 as a staff on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.05 (826 strikeouts against 402 free passes). They rank 4th in KBO as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,002. They have surrendered 99 homers and they surrender 4.76 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO). The Kia pitching staff have relinquished 530 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.19 (466 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung
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