Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 9/3/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Lotte Giants
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2023
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Jun-woo Jeon and the Lotte Giants (50-58, 7th in KBO) host the Doosan Bears (54-53, 6th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Sunday, September 3, 2023.
The Bears have accumulated 161 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 73 balls out of the park. Doosan has a slugging percentage of .373 and have been rung up 737 times, while drawing a walk on 382 occasions. As a unit, the Doosan Bears are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in the league. They have earned 428 runs batted in as well as 934 base knocks this season, and their team batting average sits at .256. They have 470 runs while holding a team OBP of .333.
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Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Ho has hit .292 for his career, with 690 scored runs and an OPS of .743. He has been struck out 409 times and earned a walk on 366 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .356 on-base %. In his career, Ho has hit 51 baseballs out of the park while driving in 567 runs. His slugging percentage is .386 and he has a total of 1,760 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he approached the plate 5,161 times and has come through with a base knock 1,333 times.
The Doosan Bears have notched a total of 2,893 putouts so far this season, in addition to 957 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding rate is at .979 which has them sitting 8th in Korean baseball and have earned 81 double plays. The Bears have swiped 44 bags and have been caught 32 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 42.1%.
The Bears are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.11 for the year (5th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 777 hitters. Bears pitchers have given up 69 home runs and also 493 total runs (6th in the league). Doosan has allowed 949 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 440 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.08 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37.
The Lotte Giants have an OBP of .335 and a team batting average of .261 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 743 occasions (5th in the league) and have earned a total of 947 hits. Lotte has hit 52 HRs on the campaign to go along with 447 runs batted in. The Giants have a team SLG% of .358 and they have an average of 4.46 runs per outing (7th in the league). They have 166 doubles, while walking 399 times as well as putting up 482 runs.
Jun-woo Jeon is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Jeon has drawn a walk 542 times while fanning on 984 plate appearances. He has tallied 972 runs and has 865 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .362 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .825. He has gone yard 192 times, as well as 2,730 bases in total and a .463 slugging %. During the 5,897 at-bats in his pro career, Jeon has hit .298 and has racked up 1,757 base knocks.
The Lotte Giants have turned 81 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Giants have accrued 1,022 assists, 75 errors and have 2,878 putouts for the year. Out of their 99 tries at stealing a base, they have had success 66 times and been caught 33 times (33.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Lotte pitching staff have conceded 518 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.34 (463 earned runs given up). They have relinquished 61 home runs and they relinquish 4.86 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.496 and have a FIP of 4.86 as a team on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.90 (789 strikeouts vs 416 walks). They rank 4th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,019.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Lotte
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