SSG Landers vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 8/20/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Gocheok Sky Dome is the venue where Sung Mun Song and the Kiwoom Heroes (61-46, 3rd in KBO) will take on the SSG Landers (71-33, 1st in KBO) on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
As a unit, the SSG Landers are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which is 3rd in baseball. They have 525 runs scored and have an OBP of .337. The Landers have recorded 171 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 90 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 495 runs batted in and 931 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is .255. SSG owns a slugging percentage of .385 and have struck out 816 times, while getting the free base on 400 occasions.
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Seong Han Park is a batter who can be a difference maker for SSG. In his career, Park has drilled 8 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 102 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .363 and he has racked up 338 bases. For his career, he stepped up to the plate 1,065 times and also came through with a base hit 267 times. He has struck out 174 times and has gotten a free base on 110 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .363 OBP. Park is sitting with a batting avereage of .287 for his career, in addition to 109 runs scored and an OPS of .726.
The Landers have stolen 73 bags and have been thrown out 24 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 24.7%. The SSG Landers have a tally of 2,910 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,098 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which is 3rd in KBO and have accumulated 105 double plays.
They have a K/BB ratio of 2.24 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Landers pitchers have yielded 96 home runs and 441 total runs (7th in the league). SSG has given up 881 base hits (8.2 per 9 innings) in addition to 404 earned runs. The Landers hold a team ERA of 3.75 over the course of the season (4th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 756 batters.
The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .332 and a batting average of .249 this season. They have been rung up on 785 occasions (4th in baseball) and have earned 932 hits. Kiwoom has a total of 75 home runs for the season as well as 424 runs batted in. The Heroes have a team slugging percentage of .363 and they are earning 4.21 runs per contest (8th in baseball). They have 154 doubles, while taking a walk 404 times as well as earning 459 runs.
Sung Mun Song is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Song has drawn a walk 112 times while striking out on 208 tries. He has amassed 155 runs and also has 175 RBIs. His OBP is .314 and he holds a career OPS of .694. He has hit a home run 26 times, with 482 bases in total and also a .380 slugging percentage. During the 1,270 at-bats in his baseball career, Song has hit .255 and has racked up 324 base knocks.
In their 95 chances at getting a steal, they have made it 63 times and been caught 32 times (33.7% caught stealing percentage). The Kiwoom Heroes have twisted 94 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (7th in the league). The Heroes have accrued 1,172 assists, 88 errors and have earned 2,947 putouts this season.
The Kiwoom pitching staff have relinquished 440 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.58 (391 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 74 long balls and they relinquish 4.03 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Heroes are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.273 and have a FIP of 4.03 as a unit this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.15 (769 strikeouts vs 357 walks). They are sitting at 7th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 893.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SSG
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