Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 5/8/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Lotte Giants
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Samsung (-130) Lotte (-106)
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the site where DJ Peters and the Lotte Giants (16-11, 2nd in KBO) will play the Samsung Lions (13-16, 7th in KBO) on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The Lions open this game at -130 while the Giants are priced at -106. The O/U has been set at 8.5.
Samsung has a slugging % of .358 and have been called out on strikes 205 times, while getting the free base on 89 occasions. They have 124 RBI's in addition to 255 hits on the year, while their batting average is at .256. The Lions have recorded 49 doubles as a unit and have hit 13 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 133 runs and hold an OBP of .321. As a team, the Samsung Lions are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in the league.
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Jae Hyeon Lee is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. For his career, Lee has slapped 1 balls out of the park while knocking in 5 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .275 and he has totaled 22 bases. For his time in the league, he stepped into the batters box 84 times and has notched a base hit 17 times. He has been struck out 18 times and earned a walk on 1 at-bats, which has contributed to a .232 on-base percentage. Lee has compiled an average at the plate of .213 for his career, in addition to 11 runs scored and an OPS of .507.
The Lions have stolen 8 bases and have been thrown out 7 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 46.7%. The Samsung Lions have accumulated 762 putouts this season, as well as 297 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .970 which has them ranked 8th in KBO and have earned 26 double plays.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.31 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Lions pitchers have conceded 21 home runs and 133 runs in total (3rd in the league). Samsung has relinquished 264 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 106 earned runs. The Lions have an earned run average of 3.76 on the campaign (8th in baseball), and they have rung up 187 batters.
Lotte has accounted for 21 home runs this season to go along with 109 runs batted in. They have notched 44 doubles, while walking 83 times and putting up 114 runs. The Lotte Giants have an OBP of .321 and a team batting average of .260 on the year. The Giants hold a team slugging % of .378 and they are scoring 4.07 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 188 occasions (8th in the league) and have tallied 250 hits.
DJ Peters is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Lotte. Peters has tallied a walk 251 times while striking out on 806 chances. He has compiled 374 runs in addition to having earned 351 RBIs. His OBP sits at .344 and he has a career OPS of .822. He has hit the long ball 116 times, with 1,082 total bases and a .478 slugging %. In the 2,263 official at-bats in his pro career, Peters has hit .255 and has racked up 577 base knocks.
In their 31 tries at stealing a base, they have had success 22 times and been caught 9 times (29.0% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have turned 24 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .978 (5th in Korean baseball). The Giants have recorded 270 assists, 23 errors and are sitting with 760 putouts for the season.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.268 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.69 as a pitching staff on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.76 (262 strikeouts against 95 free passes). They rank 6th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 226. They have surrendered 7 long balls and they relinquish 3.69 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO). The Lotte pitching staff have relinquished 104 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.20 (90 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung (-130)
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