Doosan Bears vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 10/30/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-217) Hanwha (+158)
Won Joon Choi and the Doosan Bears (69-64, 4th in KBO) head to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Hanwha Eagles (49-82, 10th in KBO). The odds on this contest have the Bears priced at -217 and the Eagles are at +158. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Won Joon Choi and Min Je Jang.
As a squad, the Doosan Bears are scoring 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball. They have 719 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .349. The Bears have accounted for 234 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 106 balls out of the park. They have recorded 680 RBI's and 1,284 hits for the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .268. Doosan is slugging .390 and have struck out 924 times, while drawing a walk on 545 occasions.
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Jose Miguel Fernandez is a batter who should impact this game for Doosan. Fernandez has earned a batting average of .321 for his career, in addition to 727 scored runs and an OPS of .846. He has struck out 342 times and has taken a walk on 531 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .396 on-base %. In his career, Fernandez has drilled 124 balls out of the park while knocking in 745 runs. His slugging percentage is .450 and he has totaled 2,179 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to the plate 5,558 times and has come through with a hit 1,556 times.
The Bears have swiped 83 bases and have been thrown out 48 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 36.6%. The Doosan Bears are sitting with 3,728 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,276 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which ranks 4th in KBO and they have twisted 118 double plays.
The Bears hold a team earned run average of 4.27 over the course of the season (3rd in KBO), and the staff has struck out 1,017 hitters. Doosan has given up 1,274 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 590 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 1.76 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.49. Bears pitchers have allowed 102 home runs in addition to 644 runs in total (8th in the league).
Choi has taken the hill for 341 innings and has accounted for 248 punch outs in his career. Choi (23-8 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.88 while going up against 1,473 hitters in baseball. His ERA is 3.56 (135 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.321. He has conceded 364 base knocks (9.6 hits per nine innings) with 87 free passes.
The Hanwha Eagles have tallied an OBP of .335 in addition to a batting average of .238 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,261 instances (1st in the league) and are sitting with 1,100 base knocks. Hanwha has recorded 80 home runs for the season to go along with 550 RBIs. The Eagles have a team slugging % of .342 and they average 4.19 runs per outing (9th in the league). They have 209 two-baggers, while walking 627 times and scoring 595 runs.
Eun-won Jung is a batter who should impact this game for Hanwha. During the 1,514 official at-bats in his career, Jung has accrued an average at the plate of .265 with 401 base hits. He has hit the long ball 21 times, in addition to having 559 bases in total and a .369 slugging percentage. Jung has drawn a free base 216 times while fanning on 297 chances. He has amassed 229 runs and notched 145 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .357 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .726.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 120 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .977 (9th in the league). The Eagles have recorded 1,236 assists, 118 errors and have accounted for 3,722 putouts so far this season. Of their 151 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 110 times and been caught 41 times (27.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Eagles have a team WHIP of 1.501 and have a FIP of 5.32 as a squad this year. They are currently ranked 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,196. The Hanwha pitching staff have surrendered 733 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.70 (647 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio is 1.50 (998 strikeouts vs 665 walks). They have given up 114 homers and they relinquish 5.32 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
In his career, Chang has given up 693 base knocks while he has accumulated 370 K's in 552 innings pitched. He has allowed 346 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.654 and having a FIP of 6.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.67 and he has gone up against 2,529 hitters thus far in his career. Chang (24-36 record in his career) holds a 5.63 earned run average and has allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha (+158)
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