SSG Landers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 4/22/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Hanwha Life Eagles Park is the site where Mike Tauchman and the Hanwha Eagles (4-11, 9th in KBO) will play the SSG Landers (13-2, 1st in KBO) on Friday, April 22, 2022.
As a unit, the SSG Landers are putting up 5.2 runs per contest, which has them at 1st in KBO. They have racked up 78 runs scored and hold an OBP of .340. The Landers have earned 27 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 9 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 75 runs batted in in addition to 133 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is at .265. SSG has a slugging percentage of .388 and have struck out 99 times, while being walked on 46 occasions.
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Ji Hoon Choi is a batter who can be a difference maker for SSG. In his career, Choi has drilled 7 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 76 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 1,117 times and has reached base with a hit 260 times. Choi has compiled an average at the plate of .265 for his baseball career, with 155 runs scored and an OPS of .687. His slugging percentage is .351 and he has a total of 345 bases. He has been struck out 161 times and has taken a walk on 95 occasions, which contributes in part to a .336 OBP.
The SSG Landers have amassed 405 putouts on the campaign, as well as 144 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .989 which is 1st in KBO and have accumulated 11 double plays. The Landers have swiped 11 bases and have been caught 1 time, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 8.3%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.40 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.04. Landers pitchers have given up 7 home runs in addition to 39 runs in total (10th in baseball). SSG has surrendered 99 hits (6.6 per 9 innings) in addition to 38 earned runs. The Landers have an earned run average of 2.53 this year (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 101 hitters.
The Hanwha Eagles have earned an on-base percentage of .292 and a batting average of .220 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 125 occasions (1st in baseball) and have earned a total of 109 base knocks. Hanwha has recorded 7 long balls this season in addition to 49 RBIs. The Eagles hold a team slugging percentage of .304 and they earn 3.60 runs per contest (8th in KBO). They have recorded 17 two-baggers, while taking a walk 48 times and putting up 54 runs.
Mike Tauchman is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. In the 3,767 official at-bats in his baseball career, Tauchman has compiled an average at the plate of .299 with 1,126 base knocks. He has homered 71 times, as well as 1,658 total bases and also a .440 slugging %. Tauchman has tallied a free base 469 times while striking out on 720 attempts. He has accounted for 648 runs and racked up 521 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .379 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .819.
Of their 17 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 13 times and been caught 4 times (23.5% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 8 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .969 (9th in the league). The Eagles have racked up 144 assists, 17 errors and have notched a total of 384 putouts over the course of the season.
The Hanwha pitching staff have surrendered 74 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.43 (63 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 12 dingers and they surrender 5.20 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO). The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.469 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.20 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.84 (103 strikeouts against 56 free passes). They rank 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 132.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SSG
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