Kiwoom Heroes vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 6/1/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Jung Hoo Lee and the Kiwoom Heroes (20-29, 8th in KBO) are headed to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Thursday, June 1, 2023, where they'll meet the Hanwha Eagles (17-26, 9th in KBO).
The Heroes have accrued 76 doubles as a team and have hit 19 balls out of the stadium. Kiwoom is slugging .336 and have been rung up 370 times, while taking a walk on 159 occasions. As a unit, the Kiwoom Heroes are knocking in 3.7 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 9th in the league. They have earned 174 runs batted in as well as 416 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average is sitting at .246. They are sitting with 183 runs and have an OBP of .318.
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Jung Hoo Lee is a batter who should impact this game for Kiwoom. For his career, Lee has hit 62 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 491 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .487 and he has racked up 1,625 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 3,775 times and has notched a hit 1,125 times. He has gone down on strikes 298 times and has been walked on 358 occasions, which contributes in part to a .404 OBP. Lee has hit .337 for his career in baseball, with 554 runs scored and an OPS of .891.
The Kiwoom Heroes have earned a total of 1,301 putouts for the season, in addition to 484 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .978 which has them ranked 6th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 42 double plays. The Heroes have stolen 43 bags and have been thrown out 15 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 25.9%.
The Heroes have an earned run average of 3.66 on the campaign (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 344 batters. Heroes pitchers have given up 19 home runs and 198 runs in total (5th in the league). Kiwoom has conceded 445 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 176 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.63 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.33.
The Eagles hold a slugging percentage of .310 and they average 3.57 runs per game (10th in KBO). They have 62 doubles, while taking a walk 172 times and earning 164 runs. Hanwha has 23 home runs so far this year and 154 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 391 occasions (1st in baseball) and have totaled 346 base hits. The Hanwha Eagles have earned a team on-base percentage of .310 and a batting average of .224 on the year.
Eun Seong Chae is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. During the 3,508 official at-bats in his baseball career, Chae has an average at the plate of .296 in addition to 1,040 base hits. He has gone yard 104 times, in addition to having 1,562 total bases and a .445 slugging %. Chae has drawn a walk 251 times while being called out on strikes on 656 occasions. He has a total of 458 runs and racked up 628 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .356 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .801.
Out of their 52 tries at stealing a base, they have had success 30 times and been caught 22 times (42.3% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 46 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Eagles have recorded 469 assists, 33 errors and have earned a total of 1,253 putouts on the campaign.
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.371 with a FIP of 4.14 as a staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.90 (345 strikeouts against 182 walks). They come in at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 390. They have given up 29 homers and they surrender 4.14 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO). The Hanwha pitching staff have allowed 192 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.84 (178 earned runs yielded).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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