Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz Prediction, 6/9/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz
Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the site where Sung-Woo Jang and the KT Wiz (20-30, 9th in KBO) will play the Kiwoom Heroes (22-33, 8th in KBO) on Friday, June 9, 2023.
The Heroes have recorded 88 doubles as a unit and have hit 25 balls out of the park. Kiwoom has a slugging rate of .343 and have been rung up 434 times, while being walked on 188 occasions. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are putting up 3.8 runs per game, which puts them at 9th in KBO. They have tallied 204 runs batted in and 481 hits this year, while their average at the plate is at .247. They have earned 214 runs while holding a team OBP of .321.
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Hye Seong Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Kim is sitting with a batting avereage of .313 for his career, with 1,187 runs scored and an OPS of .937. He has struck out 1,268 times and earned a walk on 1,041 occasions, contributing to a .403 OBP. For his professional baseball career, Kim has drilled 362 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 1,490 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .534 and he has a total of 3,843 bases. For his career, he approached the plate 8,429 times and has delivered a base hit 2,248 times.
The Heroes have swiped 44 bases and have been thrown out 17 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 27.9%. The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with 1,497 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 541 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .978 which is 6th in the league and have accumulated 49 double plays.
The Heroes have a team ERA of 3.63 for the year (4th in the league), and the staff has rung up 396 hitters. Kiwoom has allowed 501 base hits (9.0 per 9 innings) and also 201 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.59 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.31. Heroes pitchers have allowed 24 long balls and also 230 runs in total (6th in baseball).
KT has accumulated 28 home runs for the year as well as 207 RBIs. They have put up 83 two-baggers, while taking a walk 189 times and scoring 224 runs. The KT Wiz have recorded an on-base percentage of .328 as well as a team batting average of .255 on the campaign. The Wiz hold a slugging % of .350 and they earn 4.31 runs per game (5th in KBO). They have been called out on strikes on 416 occasions (3rd in KBO) and have 464 base hits.
Sung-Woo Jang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Jang has tallied a walk 312 times while fanning on 558 attempts. He has compiled 276 runs in addition to having 391 RBIs. His on-base % is .332 and he has a lifetime OPS of .713. He has homered 80 times, as well as 1,016 bases in total and also a .381 slugging percentage. In the 2,669 at-bats in his baseball career, Jang has earned a batting average of .254 in addition to having 679 base hits.
The KT Wiz have turned 43 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (5th in KBO). The Wiz have accrued 478 assists, 38 errors and have a tally of 1,392 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 46 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 42 times and been caught 4 times (8.7% caught stealing rate).
The Wiz have a team WHIP of 1.422 with a FIP of 4.91 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.36 (354 strikeouts against 150 bases on balls). They are sitting at 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 510. They have relinquished 38 dingers and they surrender 4.91 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The KT pitching staff have yielded 253 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.46 (230 earned runs yielded).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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