SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 5/28/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Kia Tigers
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Kevin Cron and the SSG Landers (32-13, 1st in KBO) travel to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Saturday, May 28, 2022, where they'll take on the Kia Tigers (26-20, 3rd in KBO).
SSG has a slugging percentage of .369 and have been called out on strikes 350 times, while being walked on 169 occasions. They have amassed 206 RBI's as well as 397 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .250. The Landers have earned 81 doubles as a unit and have hit 30 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 220 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .333. As a squad, the SSG Landers are putting up 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 2nd in baseball.
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Kevin Cron is a batter who should impact this game for SSG. For his professional baseball career, Cron has hit 202 balls over the fence while driving in 745 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .493 in addition to racking up 1,897 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped into the batters box 4,315 times and has come through with a hit 1,051 times. He has struck out 972 times and has walked on 337 at-bats, contributing to a .340 OBP. Cron has compiled an average at the plate of .273 for his baseball career, in addition to 561 runs scored and an OPS of .833.
The SSG Landers have accumulated 1,286 putouts on the year, as well as 502 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which puts them in 1st in Korean baseball and they have twisted 49 double plays. The Landers have swiped 43 bags and have been caught 9 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 17.3%.
Their K/BB ratio is 2.10 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. Landers pitchers have conceded 29 home runs in addition to 159 total runs (10th in baseball). SSG has allowed 347 base hits (7.3 per 9 innings) and 157 earned runs. The Landers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.30 for the year (1st in KBO), and their staff has struck out 328 batters.
The Kia Tigers hold an on-base percentage of .355 and a batting average of .271 for the year. They have been rung up on 321 occasions (7th in baseball) and have 426 base hits. Kia has tallied 34 long balls over the course of the season as well as 218 RBIs. The Tigers have a SLG% of .403 and they are scoring 5.15 runs per contest (1st in KBO). They have 93 two-baggers, while taking a walk 182 times and putting up 237 runs.
Socrates Brito is a hitter who should impact this game for Kia. Brito has drawn a free base 383 times while going down on strikes on 1,145 plate appearances. He has a total of 757 runs in addition to having 640 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .330 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .757. He has gone deep 104 times, with 2,183 total bases and a .427 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 5,110 official at-bats in his career, Brito has recorded a batting average of .279 in addition to 1,428 base hits.
In their 32 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 21 times and been caught 11 times (34.4% caught stealing rate). The Kia Tigers have turned 28 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .975 (5th in KBO). The Tigers have accrued 431 assists, 42 errors and have a tally of 1,215 putouts over the course of the season.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.289 and have a FIP of 4.40 as a squad this season. They are sitting at 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 390. The Kia pitching staff have allowed 198 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.60 (162 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.57 (339 strikeouts vs 132 free passes). They have allowed 31 long balls and they relinquish 4.40 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SSG
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