KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 6/8/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
Jin Hyuk No and the Lotte Giants (29-20, 3rd in KBO) play the KT Wiz (19-30, 10th in KBO) at Sajik Baseball Stadium on Thursday, June 8, 2023.
KT has a slugging rate of .351 and have struck out 405 times, while being walked on 183 occasions. They have compiled 206 RBI's and 455 hits for the year, while their batting average comes in at .255. The Wiz have accounted for 81 doubles as a unit and have smacked 28 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 221 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .328. As a unit, the KT Wiz are earning 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 5th in KBO.
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Sang-soo Kim is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. For his professional baseball career, Kim has hit 55 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 568 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he faced a pitcher 6,018 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,428 times. Kim has hit .272 for his career in baseball, with 776 scored runs and an OPS of .704. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .361 in addition to racking up 1,896 bases. He has struck out 785 times and has gotten a free base on 504 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .343 OBP.
The KT Wiz have notched a total of 1,362 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 467 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which has them ranked 4th in KBO and have accumulated 43 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 41 bags and have been caught 4 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 8.9%.
The Wiz have a team earned run average of 4.56 over the course of the season (9th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 348 batters. KT has conceded 505 hits (10.0 per 9 innings) as well as 230 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.32 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.44. Wiz pitchers have conceded 38 home runs in addition to 251 runs in total (2nd in baseball).
The Lotte Giants have a team OBP of .335 and a batting average of .259 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 324 instances (10th in KBO) and have accounted for 422 base hits. Lotte has accounted for 18 home runs on the year in addition to 206 runs batted in. The Giants have a team SLG% of .347 and they tally 4.59 runs per game (2nd in KBO). The have tallied 71 doubles, while taking a walk 185 times and putting up 225 runs.
Jin Hyuk No is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Lotte. No has drawn a free base 244 times while fanning on 610 tries. He has a total of 329 runs and also has 354 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .336 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .762. He has gone deep 74 times, with 1,047 total bases and also a .426 slugging percentage. During the 2,458 official at-bats in his pro career, No has hit .267 and has racked up 656 base knocks.
The Lotte Giants have turned 34 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (2nd in the league). The Giants have recorded 432 assists, 24 errors and have a tally of 1,313 putouts over the course of the season. In their 56 tries at swiping a bag, they have been successful 40 times and been caught 16 times (28.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.414 in addition to having a FIP of 4.22 as a squad over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.21 (385 strikeouts against 174 bases on balls). They rank 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 444. They have relinquished 22 dingers and they allow 4.22 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO). The Lotte pitching staff have given up 205 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.97 (193 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Lotte
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