LG Twins vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 6/9/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Chang-ki Hong and the LG Twins (33-20, 2nd in KBO) go to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Friday, June 9, 2023, where they'll take on the Hanwha Eagles (19-31, 10th in KBO).
As a unit, the LG Twins are recording 5.2 runs per game, which has them at 1st in KBO. They have a total of 283 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .368. The Twins have tallied 90 two-baggers as a team and have hit 32 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 270 runs batted in and 534 hits on the season, and their batting average is .283. LG has a slugging % of .393 and have been called out on strikes 336 times, while being walked on 243 occasions.
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Chang-ki Hong is a hitter who should impact this game for LG. For his pro baseball career, Hong has slapped 13 balls over the fence while knocking in 180 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 2,147 times and also came through with a hit 525 times. Hong has hit .301 for his time in baseball, in addition to 334 scored runs and an OPS of .821. His slugging percentage is .397 and he has racked up 693 bases. He has fanned 359 times and earned a walk on 320 occasions, contributing to a .424 on-base percentage.
The Twins have stolen 44 bases and have been caught 11 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 20.0%. The LG Twins have earned 1,500 putouts this year, in addition to 494 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding rate is at .973 which puts them in 10th in the league and have accumulated 48 double plays.
The Twins hold a team earned run average of 3.42 on the year (3rd in KBO), and the staff has struck out 379 batters. LG has relinquished 459 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) in addition to 190 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.95 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.31. Twins pitchers have conceded 31 long balls and also 232 runs in total (5th in the league).
The Eagles have a slugging percentage of .322 and they score 3.72 runs per game (10th in baseball). They have recorded 75 doubles, while taking a walk 191 times as well as earning 197 runs. Hanwha is sitting with 27 home runs on the campaign to go along with 187 RBIs. They have struck out on 442 instances (1st in the league) and have earned a total of 417 base hits. The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with an on-base percentage of .315 and a team batting average of .233 for the season.
Si Hwan Roh is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. During the 1,542 at-bats in his baseball career, Noh has accrued an average at the plate of .259 with 399 base knocks. He has hit a home run 46 times, in addition to having 628 total bases and also a .407 slugging percentage. Noh has recorded a walk 192 times while fanning on 433 chances. He has a total of 207 runs and has 230 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .344 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .751.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 51 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Eagles have recorded 537 assists, 39 errors and have notched a total of 1,436 putouts so far this season. Out of their 57 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 34 times and been caught 23 times (40.4% caught stealing rate).
The Eagles have a team WHIP of 1.405 and have a FIP of 4.51 as a team this year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.91 (389 strikeouts against 204 bases on balls). They rank 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 468. They have yielded 35 dingers and they give up 4.51 runs per 9 innings (7th in KBO). The Hanwha pitching staff have given up 240 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.14 (220 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha
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