Samsung Lions vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 6/1/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Jae Hyeon Lee and the Samsung Lions (24-25, 6th in KBO) travel to Gocheok Sky Dome on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, where they'll take on the Kiwoom Heroes (30-20, 2nd in KBO).
Samsung has a slugging rate of .366 and have been rung up 337 times, while taking a walk on 150 occasions. They have 196 runs batted in as well as 434 hits this year, while their batting average is at .259. The Lions have earned 77 two-baggers as a team and have hit 29 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 209 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .323. As a squad, the Samsung Lions are scoring 4.3 runs/g, which ranks them 6th in KBO.
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Jae Hyeon Lee is a batter who should impact this game for Samsung. For his professional baseball career, Lee has drilled 3 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 10 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 142 times and has delivered with a hit 32 times. Lee is sitting with a batting avereage of .232 for his career, in addition to 15 scored runs and an OPS of .555. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .312 and he has totaled 43 bases. He has gone down on strikes 28 times and has walked on 1 occasions, which contributes in part to a .243 on-base %.
The Samsung Lions have notched a total of 1,308 putouts this year, as well as 483 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .975 which puts them in 8th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 38 double plays. The Lions have swiped 15 bases and have been caught 12 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 44.4%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.16 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Lions pitchers have surrendered 41 home runs and 212 runs in total (5th in KBO). Samsung has conceded 438 base hits (9.0 per 9 innings) and also 179 earned runs. The Lions are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.69 over the course of the season (4th in the league), and their staff has struck out 331 batters.
Kiwoom has 33 long balls this season and 204 RBIs. They have hit 88 doubles, while walking 158 times and putting up 220 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .317 in addition to a team batting average of .244 this season. The Heroes hold a team slugging % of .369 and they average 4.40 runs per contest (5th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 368 occasions (4th in the league) and have tallied 418 base hits.
Yasiel Puig is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Puig has tallied a walk 475 times while fanning on 941 attempts. His on-base percentage sits at .360 and he holds a career OPS of .843. Over the course of the 4,367 official at-bats in his pro career, Puig is sitting with a batting avereage of .282 and has racked up 1,230 hits. He has tallied 702 runs in addition to having earned 638 runs batted in. He has hit it out of the park 192 times, with 2,110 bases in total and also a .483 slugging %.
Out of their 36 tries at stealing a base, they have made it 22 times and been caught 14 times (38.9% caught stealing percentage). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 45 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Heroes have 559 assists, 39 errors and have a total of 1,358 putouts this season.
The Heroes have a team WHIP of 1.225 in addition to having a FIP of 3.80 as a team this year. They are sitting at 9th in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 388. The Kiwoom pitching staff have surrendered 191 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.18 (160 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio is 2.17 (360 strikeouts against 166 free passes). They have conceded 25 homers and they concede 3.80 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung
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