Kiwoom Heroes vs SSG Landers Prediction, 6/2/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs SSG Landers
Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Seong Han Park and the SSG Landers (29-17, 2nd in KBO) host the Kiwoom Heroes (21-29, 8th in KBO) at Incheon SSG Landers Field on Friday, June 2, 2023.
Kiwoom has a slugging % of .343 and have been called out on strikes 379 times, while drawing a walk on 161 occasions. They have tallied 189 runs batted in as well as 434 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is .250. The Heroes have earned 79 doubles as a team and have smacked 21 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 198 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .321. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are notching 4.0 runs per contest, which has them at 9th in the league.
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Addison Russell is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Russell has an average at the plate of .269 for his baseball career, with 664 scored runs and an OPS of .790. He has been struck out 1,019 times and has taken a walk on 457 occasions, contributing to a .344 on-base percentage. For his career, Russell has hit 151 balls out of the park while driving in 665 runs. His career slugging percentage is .446 and he has a total of 1,938 bases. For his career, he came to bat 4,899 times and came through with a base hit 1,172 times.
The Heroes have stolen 43 bases and have been caught 16 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 27.1%. The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with 1,328 putouts for the season, as well as 491 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .978 which ranks 6th in the league and have 44 double plays.
The Heroes have compiled a team earned run average of 3.62 for the season (5th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 348 batters. Kiwoom has yielded 451 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 178 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.32. Heroes pitchers have relinquished 19 home runs and 201 runs in total (6th in KBO).
SSG has compiled 40 home runs this season and 196 runs batted in. They have notched 69 doubles, while walking 170 times as well as earning 211 runs. The SSG Landers have an OBP of .335 in addition to a team batting average of .255 for the year. The Landers have a SLG% of .376 and they score 4.49 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have struck out on 333 occasions (6th in baseball) and have recorded 405 base hits.
Seong Han Park is a batter who should impact this game for SSG. During the 1,215 at-bats in his professional career, Park has accumulated a batting average of .282 with 343 hits. He has gone yard 11 times, in addition to having 441 total bases and also a .363 slugging percentage. Park has drawn a walk 155 times while striking out on 210 plate appearances. He has accounted for 151 runs and racked up 128 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .364 and he also has a career OPS of .727.
In their 51 tries at getting a steal, they have been successful 35 times and been caught 16 times (31.4% caught stealing rate). The SSG Landers have turned 42 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .976 (7th in Korean baseball). The Landers have recorded 479 assists, 43 errors and have amassed 1,264 putouts for the year.
The Landers have a WHIP of 1.425 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.84 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.70 (340 strikeouts against 200 free passes). They rank 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 400. They have yielded 28 homers and they relinquish 3.84 runs per 9 innings (1st in baseball). The SSG pitching staff have given up 180 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.44 (161 earned runs allowed).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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