KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 8/26/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
ByungHo Park and the KT Wiz (59-46, 2nd in KBO) go to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Saturday, August 26, 2023, where they'll meet the Lotte Giants (50-54, 7th in KBO).
The Wiz have accumulated 177 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 63 balls out of the stadium. KT has a slugging percentage of .371 and have been called out on strikes 823 times, while being walked on 372 occasions. As a squad, the KT Wiz are compiling 4.8 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in KBO. They have recorded 467 RBI's in addition to 993 hits for the year, and their average at the plate is at .267. They have 508 runs scored and have an OBP of .336.
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ByungHo Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his career, Park has hit 395 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 1,186 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 6,590 times and has come through with a base hit 1,522 times. Park has hit .272 for his time in baseball, with 986 scored runs and an OPS of .868. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .534 and he has a total of 2,983 bases. He has gone down on strikes 1,670 times and has been walked on 782 attempts at the plate, which has contributed to a .371 on-base %.
The KT Wiz have accounted for 2,877 putouts so far this season, in addition to 998 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which has them sitting 6th in the league and they have turned 84 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 78 bags and have been gunned down 10 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 11.4%.
The Wiz hold a team earned run average of 4.06 on the campaign (3rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 726 batters. Wiz pitchers have surrendered 70 home runs and 471 runs in total (5th in the league). KT has given up 998 hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 433 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.42 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35.
The Giants hold a slugging % of .360 and they tally 4.55 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have put up 159 doubles, while walking 389 times and recording 473 runs. Lotte has tallied 52 long balls for the year in addition to 439 runs batted in. They have struck out on 717 occasions (6th in KBO) and have totaled 917 base knocks. The Lotte Giants have a team OBP of .337 in addition to a batting average of .262 for the year.
Chi-Hong Ahn is a hitter who should impact this game for Lotte. Over the course of the 5,593 official at-bats in his pro career, Ahn has compiled an average at the plate of .298 with 1,664 base hits. He has hit it out of the park 138 times, as well as 2,447 total bases and a .438 slugging percentage. Ahn has drawn a walk 546 times while going down on strikes on 836 attempts. He has recorded 820 runs in addition to having earned 833 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .363 and he has a career OPS of .801.
Of their 95 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 64 times and been caught 31 times (32.6% caught stealing rate). The Lotte Giants have turned 80 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (1st in Korean baseball). The Giants have accrued 991 assists, 70 errors and have accumulated 2,773 putouts so far this season.
The Giants have a team WHIP of 1.503 in addition to having a FIP of 4.89 as a staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.85 (753 strikeouts vs 406 free passes). They come in at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 983. They have surrendered 61 homers and they allow 4.89 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Lotte pitching staff have surrendered 502 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.39 (451 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT
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