Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/4/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Lotte Giants
Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Sajik Baseball Stadium is the venue where Chi-Hong Ahn and the Lotte Giants (27-18, 3rd in KBO) will play the Kia Tigers (22-22, 5th in KBO) on Sunday, June 4, 2023.
Kia is slugging .361 and have struck out 349 times, while drawing a walk on 142 occasions. They have recorded 171 RBI's as well as 399 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .265. The Tigers have hit 59 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 25 balls out of the park. They have a total of 185 runs scored while having a team OBP of .333. As a team, the Kia Tigers are knocking in 4.2 runs/g, which has them sitting at 6th in KBO.
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Socrates Brito is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. In his pro baseball career, Brito has slapped 122 balls out of the park while driving in 713 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 6,126 times and has come through with a base hit 1,582 times. Brito has compiled an average at the plate of .282 for his career, with 831 runs scored and an OPS of .763. His slugging percentage is .431 and he has accumulated 2,420 bases. He has struck out 1,222 times and has gotten a free base on 423 occasions, contributing to a .332 on-base %.
The Tigers have stolen 30 bases and have been gunned down 10 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 25.0%. The Kia Tigers have accounted for 1,168 putouts for the season, in addition to 400 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which is 5th in KBO and have accumulated 46 double plays.
The Tigers have a team ERA of 3.42 for the year (4th in KBO), and the staff has struck out 319 batters. Tigers pitchers have conceded 24 home runs in addition to 172 total runs (10th in baseball). Kia has yielded 343 base hits (7.9 per 9 innings) as well as 148 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.65 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38.
The Giants hold a slugging % of .347 and they score 4.53 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have put up 64 doubles, while walking 165 times and racking up 204 runs. Lotte has accounted for 17 home runs so far this year and 186 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 294 occasions (10th in baseball) and have tallied 385 hits. The Lotte Giants have tallied an OBP of .331 and a team batting average of .257 over the course of the season.
Chi-Hong Ahn is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Lotte. Ahn has drawn a free base 518 times while going down on strikes on 812 tries. His on-base % is .361 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .799. For the 5,407 at-bats in his pro career, Ahn has compiled an average at the plate of .297 in addition to 1,606 base knocks. He has scored 794 runs in addition to having 803 RBIs. He has hit a home run 134 times, with 2,369 bases in total and a .438 slugging percentage.
In their 51 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 36 times and been caught 15 times (29.4% caught stealing percentage). The Lotte Giants have twisted 30 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (2nd in Korean baseball). The Giants have 399 assists, 23 errors and have notched a total of 1,205 putouts over the course of the season.
The Lotte pitching staff have allowed 188 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.97 (177 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 22 homers and they concede 4.21 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Giants have a WHIP of 1.403 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.18 (351 strikeouts against 161 bases on balls). They rank 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 402.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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