SSG Landers vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 5/8/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: SSG (-151) Kiwoom (+110)
Yasiel Puig and the Kiwoom Heroes (16-13, 4th in KBO) host the SSG Landers (21-7, 1st in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The Landers open this game at -151 while the Heroes are priced at +110. The over/under has been set at 8.5.
The Landers have tallied 54 doubles as a team and have hit 16 balls out of the stadium. SSG has a slugging rate of .361 and have struck out 210 times, while getting the free base on 102 occasions. As a team, the SSG Landers are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, which has them at 1st in KBO. They have recorded 130 runs batted in and 239 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is at .246. They have earned a total of 136 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .328.
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Yoo Seom Han is a hitter who should impact this game for SSG. For his professional baseball career, Han has hit 149 balls over the fence while driving in 472 runs. His career slugging percentage is .522 and he has a total of 1,278 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he faced a pitcher 2,859 times and also came through with a hit 680 times. He has struck out 607 times and has gotten a free base on 287 occasions, which contributes in part to a .372 on-base percentage. Han has hit .278 for his career, in addition to 397 scored runs and an OPS of .894.
The SSG Landers are sitting with 792 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 290 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which puts them in 1st in the league and they have turned 22 double plays. The Landers have stolen 31 bases and have been thrown out 4 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 11.4%.
Their K/BB ratio is 2.20 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. Landers pitchers have yielded 16 home runs and 91 runs (10th in KBO). SSG has given up 206 hits (7.0 per 9 innings) and 89 earned runs. The Landers have a team ERA of 3.03 this season (1st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 205 batters.
Kiwoom is sitting with 19 home runs so far this year and 104 runs batted in. They have hit 46 doubles, while walking 80 times and earning 108 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have tallied an on-base percentage of .301 and a batting average of .229 this year. The Heroes have a slugging percentage of .344 and they tally 3.72 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have been rung up on 206 occasions (5th in KBO) and are sitting with 225 base hits.
Yasiel Puig is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Puig has drawn a free base 467 times while striking out on 921 occasions. He has recorded 690 runs and notched 623 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .361 and he has earned a career OPS of .845. He has hit a home run 189 times, with 2,076 total bases and also a .484 slugging percentage. For the 4,285 at-bats in his baseball career, Puig has accrued an average at the plate of .283 and has racked up 1,212 base knocks.
Out of their 17 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 8 times and been caught 9 times (52.9% caught stealing rate). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 25 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (3rd in the league). The Heroes have racked up 346 assists, 21 errors and have accumulated 785 putouts so far this year.
The Heroes hold a team WHIP of 1.244 with a FIP of 3.75 as a unit this year. They are currently ranked 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 226. The Kiwoom pitching staff have yielded 109 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.27 (95 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.02 (200 strikeouts against 99 free passes). They have given up 14 home runs and they relinquish 3.75 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kiwoom (+110) and under the total runs
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