KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 5/28/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the venue where Jose Pirela and the Samsung Lions (18-23, 7th in KBO) will play the KT Wiz (14-26, 10th in KBO) on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
KT has a slugging rate of .355 and have been rung up 333 times, while being walked on 149 occasions. They have 169 runs batted in as well as 385 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .260. The Wiz have hit 68 doubles as a squad and have hit 23 balls out of the stadium. They have 183 runs and hold an OBP of .330. As a team, the KT Wiz are scoring 4.4 runs per contest, which puts them at 3rd in the league.
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Baek Ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his career, Kang has hit 92 balls over the fence while knocking in 390 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .499 and he has totaled 1,185 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to the plate 2,732 times and has notched a base knock 744 times. He has been struck out 465 times and has gotten a free base on 325 occasions, which contributes in part to a .395 OBP. Kang has recorded a batting average of .314 for his time in baseball, with 400 runs scored and an OPS of .895.
The Wiz have stolen 38 bases and have been caught 3 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 7.3%. The KT Wiz have notched a total of 1,128 putouts so far this season, in addition to 391 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which is 3rd in Korean baseball and have 36 double plays.
The Wiz have compiled a team earned run average of 4.72 this season (10th in the league), and they have struck out 285 batters. Wiz pitchers have given up 30 home runs and 213 total runs (1st in KBO). KT has surrendered 429 base hits (10.3 per 9 innings) in addition to 197 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.24 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.48.
The Lions have a team slugging percentage of .357 and they have an average of 4.29 runs per game (6th in baseball). The have tallied 56 doubles, while getting a free base 138 times as well as racking up 176 runs. Samsung has accumulated 29 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 166 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 291 occasions (7th in the league) and have tallied 348 hits. The Samsung Lions have earned a team on-base percentage of .320 as well as a batting average of .248 this year.
Jose Pirela is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. Pirela has tallied a walk 709 times while going down on strikes on 1,268 occasions. His OBP is .350 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .787. During the 7,907 at-bats in his pro career, Pirela has hit .286 with 2,263 hits. He has a total of 1,257 runs and also has 1,031 runs batted in. He has hit the long ball 203 times, in addition to having 3,453 total bases and a .437 slugging %.
The Samsung Lions have turned 29 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (1st in Korean baseball). The Lions have racked up 401 assists, 19 errors and have a tally of 1,113 putouts on the campaign. In their 27 tries at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 18 times and been caught 9 times (33.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.456 in addition to having a FIP of 4.90 as a pitching staff on the year. They sit at 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 394. The Samsung pitching staff have surrendered 202 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.71 (194 earned runs given up). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.99 (290 strikeouts vs 146 walks). They have relinquished 30 long balls and they allow 4.90 runs per 9 innings (9th in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Samsung
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