SSG Landers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 8/25/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SSG Landers vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the venue where ByungHo Park and the KT Wiz (60-47, 3rd in KBO) will play the SSG Landers (74-33, 1st in KBO) on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
SSG has a slugging % of .393 and have struck out 835 times, while being walked on 410 occasions. They have 521 runs batted in as well as 970 hits for the year, while their team batting average is .259. The Landers have tallied 183 doubles as a unit and have hit 96 balls out of the park. They have a total of 552 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .339. As a team, the SSG Landers are recording 5.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 3rd in the league.
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Ji Hoon Choi is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for SSG. In his career, Choi has drilled 13 baseballs out of the park while driving in 115 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .374 in addition to racking up 509 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped into the batters box 1,545 times and has delivered a base hit 378 times. He has gone down on strikes 216 times and has walked on 126 occasions, contributing to a .344 on-base %. Choi has accumulated a batting average of .278 for his career, with 217 scored runs and an OPS of .718.
The SSG Landers have notched a total of 2,991 putouts thus far, as well as 1,120 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding rate is at .981 which puts them in 3rd in KBO and they have twisted 106 double plays. The Landers have swiped 75 bases and have been thrown out 24 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 24.2%.
The Landers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.74 so far this year (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 781 batters. Landers pitchers have given up 97 long balls and also 452 total runs (8th in the league). SSG has given up 910 hits (8.2 per 9 innings) and 414 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.26.
The Wiz have a team slugging % of .376 and they average 4.45 runs per game (6th in KBO). They have put up 142 doubles, while taking a walk 407 times and racking up 485 runs. KT has 90 home runs this season and 452 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 880 instances (2nd in baseball) and are sitting with 947 base hits. The KT Wiz are sitting with a team OBP of .334 in addition to a team batting average of .257 for the year.
ByungHo Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Park has drawn a walk 745 times while fanning on 1,569 attempts. His on-base percentage is .373 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .884. Over the course of the 5,221 at-bats in his pro career, Park has compiled an average at the plate of .271 with 1,416 base hits. He has tallied 946 runs in addition to having 1,116 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 382 times, with 2,821 total bases and also a .540 slugging percentage.
The KT Wiz have turned 102 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (1st in KBO). The Wiz have racked up 1,090 assists, 69 errors and have a total of 2,932 putouts over the course of the season. In their 77 chances at stealing a base, they have been successful 59 times and been caught 18 times (23.4% caught stealing rate).
The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.256 and have a FIP of 3.88 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.83 (816 strikeouts vs 288 free passes). They are sitting at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 939. They have allowed 65 long balls and they yield 3.88 runs per 9 innings (1st in KBO). The KT pitching staff have conceded 421 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.50 (380 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SSG
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