Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 6/3/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Samsung Lions vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Si Hwan Roh and the Hanwha Eagles (17-27, 9th in KBO) host the Samsung Lions (20-26, 7th in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
The Lions have accumulated 60 doubles as a unit and have smacked 34 balls out of the park. Samsung is slugging .355 and have been called out on strikes 327 times, while being walked on 149 occasions. As a team, the Samsung Lions are notching 4.1 runs per outing, which has them at 7th in KBO. They have earned 180 RBI's and 383 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is at .245. They have accumulated 190 runs while having a team OBP of .315.
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Ja Wook Koo is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Samsung. In his professional baseball career, Koo has hit 126 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 624 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to the plate 4,426 times and also came through with a base hit 1,224 times. Koo has earned a batting average of .312 for his time in baseball, with 748 scored runs and an OPS of .875. His slugging percentage is .497 and he has racked up 1,951 bases. He has fanned 787 times and has been walked on 395 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .378 on-base percentage.
The Lions have swiped 21 bags and have been thrown out 9 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 30.0%. The Samsung Lions have accounted for 1,245 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 443 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which ranks 1st in the league and have a total of 34 double plays.
They have a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.44. Lions pitchers have surrendered 32 home runs and also 220 runs in total (2nd in the league). Samsung has surrendered 438 hits (9.5 per 9 innings) in addition to 211 earned runs. The Lions hold a team ERA of 4.58 so far this year (9th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 325 hitters.
Hanwha has a total of 23 HRs for the year and 157 RBIs. They have recorded 63 doubles, while taking a walk 174 times as well as recording 167 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have an on-base percentage of .309 as well as a batting average of .223 on the season. The Eagles have a team slugging percentage of .308 and they tally 3.55 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 395 occasions (1st in baseball) and have recorded 352 hits.
Si Hwan Roh is a batter who should impact this game for Hanwha. Noh has drawn a free base 191 times while fanning on 431 occasions. His OBP comes in at .340 and he has a lifetime OPS of .745. Over the course of the 1,518 at-bats in his pro career, Noh has hit .254 in addition to 385 hits. He is sitting with 204 runs and notched 225 runs batted in. He has hit it out of the park 46 times, as well as 613 total bases and also a .404 slugging percentage.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 46 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Eagles have racked up 474 assists, 34 errors and have a tally of 1,280 putouts for the season. In their 53 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 31 times and been caught 22 times (41.5% caught stealing percentage).
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.389 in addition to having a FIP of 4.37 as a unit over the course of the season. They are sitting at 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 408. The Hanwha pitching staff have allowed 207 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.05 (192 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.92 (354 strikeouts vs 184 bases on balls). They have conceded 31 home runs and they relinquish 4.37 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Samsung
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