Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 10/12/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Lotte Giants vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the site where Socrates Brito and the Kia Tigers (69-68, 6th in KBO) will play the Lotte Giants (66-73, 7th in KBO) on Thursday, October 12, 2023.
As a unit, the Lotte Giants are notching 4.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They have notched a total of 623 runs and have an OBP of .337. The Giants have accounted for 219 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 67 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 579 runs batted in as well as 1,236 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate sits at .263. Lotte has a slugging % of .361 and have struck out 967 times, while drawing a walk on 499 occasions.
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Chi-Hong Ahn is a batter who should impact this game for Lotte. In his professional baseball career, Ahn has hit 140 balls out of the park while driving in 842 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 6,451 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,684 times. Ahn has hit .297 for his baseball career, in addition to 832 scored runs and an OPS of .800. His career slugging percentage is .437 and he has racked up 2,477 bases. He has been struck out 848 times and earned a walk on 552 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .363 on-base percentage.
The Lotte Giants have notched a total of 3,691 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,321 assists and 101 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which has them sitting 4th in the league and have accumulated 108 double plays. The Giants have stolen 86 bags and have been gunned down 46 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 34.8%.
The Giants have an earned run average of 4.11 for the season (5th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,032 hitters. Lotte has conceded 1,281 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 562 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.00 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.46. Giants pitchers have yielded 78 home runs and 634 total runs (6th in the league).
The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .392 and they are recording 5.01 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have put up 212 doubles, while walking 482 times and racking up 697 runs. Kia has compiled 101 home runs on the year and 646 runs batted in. They have struck out on 921 occasions (9th in the league) and have a total of 1,322 base hits. The Kia Tigers have recorded an OBP of .345 as well as a batting average of .276 on the year.
Socrates Brito is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Brito has tallied a free base 459 times while fanning on 1,271 occasions. He has scored 900 runs and also has 777 runs batted in. His OBP is .333 and he holds a career OPS of .767. He has hit it out of the park 136 times, with 2,586 total bases and a .434 slugging %. During the 5,964 at-bats in his professional career, Brito has earned a batting average of .282 with 1,680 hits.
The Kia Tigers have turned 131 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (3rd in KBO). The Tigers have accrued 1,301 assists, 99 errors and have accumulated 3,675 putouts on the season. In their 130 tries at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 97 times and been caught 33 times (25.4% caught stealing rate).
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.436 and have a FIP of 4.69 as a staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.71 (947 strikeouts against 554 free passes). They come in at 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,205. They have relinquished 89 long balls and they allow 4.69 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO). The Kia pitching staff have yielded 639 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.20 (572 earned runs given up).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lotte
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