Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 7/2/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants
Date: Sunday, July 2, 2023
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Kyeong-min Ho and the Doosan Bears (33-35, 6th in KBO) head to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Sunday, July 2, 2023, where they'll take on the Lotte Giants (35-33, 4th in KBO).
Doosan has a slugging rate of .366 and have been called out on strikes 450 times, while being walked on 235 occasions. They have amassed 255 RBI's in addition to 586 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average is at .253. The Bears have earned 96 two-baggers as a team and have hit 48 balls out of the stadium. They have 282 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .329. As a squad, the Doosan Bears are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 9th in the league.
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Kyeong-min Ho is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Doosan. For his career, Ho has hit 48 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 547 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to the plate 5,031 times and got on base with a hit 1,299 times. Ho has an average at the plate of .293 for his baseball career, in addition to 674 runs scored and an OPS of .741. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .384 and he has totaled 1,706 bases. He has struck out 402 times and has gotten a free base on 359 occasions, contributing to a .357 on-base %.
The Doosan Bears have accounted for 1,830 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 596 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .976 which ranks 8th in KBO and have 52 double plays. The Bears have stolen 23 bases and have been caught 22 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 48.9%.
The Bears are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.22 so far this season (7th in KBO), and the staff has struck out 489 hitters. Bears pitchers have surrendered 43 long balls and also 325 total runs (3rd in the league). Doosan has surrendered 616 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 286 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.99 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.41.
Lotte has a total of 28 home runs for the season and 278 runs batted in. They have put up 95 two-baggers, while walking 243 times as well as scoring 303 runs. The Lotte Giants are sitting with an on-base percentage of .330 and a batting average of .257 this season. The Giants have a team SLG% of .346 and they score 4.46 runs per game (5th in the league). They have struck out on 464 instances (8th in the league) and have a total of 589 base hits.
Seung Min Go is a hitter who should impact this game for Lotte. For the 564 at-bats in his professional career, Go has hit .275 with 155 hits. He has hit a home run 8 times, as well as 225 bases in total and also a .399 slugging %. Go has drawn a walk 65 times while striking out on 129 plate appearances. He has recorded 79 runs in addition to having 59 RBIs. His OBP is .348 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .747.
The Lotte Giants have turned 50 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (1st in KBO). The Giants have accrued 638 assists, 38 errors and have 1,819 putouts during this campaign. Of their 68 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 47 times and been caught 21 times (30.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.495 and have a FIP of 4.66 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.90 (508 strikeouts vs 268 free passes). They are sitting at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 638. They have given up 39 homers and they allow 4.66 runs per 9 innings (7th in KBO). The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 314 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.34 (292 earned runs conceded).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Lotte and under the total runs
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