KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions Prediction, 7/23/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Samsung Lions
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023
Location: Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea
Daegu Samsung Lions Park is the site where Min-ho Kang and the Samsung Lions (31-49, 10th in KBO) will take on the KT Wiz (37-41, 7th in KBO) on Sunday, July 23, 2023.
The Wiz have tallied 127 doubles as a team and have hit 43 balls out of the stadium. KT has a slugging rate of .360 and have struck out 628 times, while getting the free base on 286 occasions. As a team, the KT Wiz are knocking in 4.6 runs per game, which is 4th in the league. They have 338 RBI's in addition to 737 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate is at .264. They have 364 runs and have an OBP of .335.
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Sung-Woo Jang is a batter who can be a difference maker for KT. Jang has recorded a batting average of .254 for his career, with 284 runs scored and an OPS of .714. He has been struck out 571 times and has taken a walk on 320 occasions, contributing to a .332 OBP. For his career, Jang has hit 83 balls out of the park while driving in 406 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .382 and he has totaled 1,043 bases. For his time in the league, he approached the plate 3,136 times and has come through with a hit 695 times.
The KT Wiz have notched a total of 2,145 putouts this year, in addition to 746 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which has them sitting 6th in the league and have a total of 60 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 61 bases and have been gunned down 7 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 10.3%.
The Wiz are sitting with a team ERA of 4.38 this season (8th in the league), and their staff has struck out 550 batters. KT has allowed 763 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and also 348 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.33 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.40. Wiz pitchers have surrendered 55 home runs in addition to 379 total runs (2nd in the league).
The Samsung Lions are sitting with an on-base percentage of .322 in addition to a batting average of .252 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 566 occasions (5th in baseball) and have a total of 690 hits. Samsung has a total of 50 home runs on the campaign to go along with 311 runs batted in. The Lions hold a team SLG% of .356 and they tally 4.06 runs per game (9th in the league). They have hit 116 doubles, while getting a free base 257 times and putting up 325 runs.
Min-ho Kang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Samsung. Kang has drawn a free base 745 times while striking out on 1,450 plate appearances. He has recorded 896 runs and has 1,130 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .355 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .817. He has gone deep 314 times, with 3,251 total bases and also a .462 slugging %. In the 7,034 at-bats in his professional career, Kang has hit .276 in addition to 1,940 hits.
The Samsung Lions have turned 59 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (2nd in the league). The Lions have racked up 792 assists, 52 errors and have a tally of 2,138 putouts this year. Out of their 48 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 34 times and been caught 14 times (29.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Samsung pitching staff have conceded 402 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.56 (361 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 65 HR's and they relinquish 5.08 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Lions hold a team WHIP of 1.456 with a FIP of 5.08 as a team for the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.00 (528 strikeouts vs 264 free passes). They rank 2nd in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 773.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT
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