Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 5/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (+105) Kia (-125)
Hui-gwan Yu and the Doosan Bears (13-14, 5th in KBO) go to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Kia Tigers (13-14, 6th in KBO). The Bears open this contest at +105 while the Tigers are priced at -125. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Hui-gwan Yu and Ki-Yeong Lim.
Doosan has a slugging % of .396 and have struck out 189 times, while getting the free base on 118 occasions. They have tallied 139 RBI's and 268 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate sits at .281. The Bears have accrued 34 doubles as a squad and have hit 23 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 146 runs and have an on-base percentage of .365. As a unit, the Doosan Bears are notching 5.4 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in the league.
Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. In his career, Ho has hit 34 balls out of the park while knocking in 417 runs. His slugging percentage is .388 and he has a total of 1,329 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 3,890 times and also came through with a base hit 1,020 times. He has struck out 327 times and has been walked on 274 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .361 on-base %. Ho is sitting with a batting avereage of .298 in his time in baseball, in addition to 552 scored runs and an OPS of .749.
The Bears have swiped 9 bases and have been thrown out 9 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 50.0%. The Doosan Bears have earned a total of 724 putouts so far this season, in addition to 273 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which has them ranked 6th in Korean baseball and have a total of 31 double plays.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.56 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.57. Bears pitchers have conceded 21 long balls and 121 runs in total (8th in baseball). Doosan has relinquished 267 hits (10.0 per 9 innings) and 108 earned runs. The Bears hold a team earned run average of 4.03 on the year (3rd in the league), and they have struck out 175 batters.
Yu (98-64 career mark) has a FIP of 4.86 while he has faced 5,954 batters during his time in baseball. He has given up 1,593 base knocks (10.5 hits per nine innings) and has 384 walks. His ERA is 4.49 (682 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.446. Yu has pitched in 1,367 innings and has accounted for 761 strikeouts in his career.
Kia has accumulated 7 home runs on the year to go along with 111 RBIs. They have recorded 36 doubles, while walking 122 times as well as putting up 114 runs. The Kia Tigers have an OBP of .341 and a batting average of .248 on the campaign. The Tigers hold a slugging % of .326 and they have an average of 4.22 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have struck out on 188 instances (8th in the league) and are sitting with 235 hits.
Won-joon Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. For the 1,188 at-bats in his pro career, Choi has hit .284 with 337 base hits. He has gone deep 11 times, in addition to having 456 total bases and a .384 slugging percentage. Choi has drawn a walk 88 times while fanning on 186 chances. He is sitting with 204 runs and has 128 RBIs. His on-base % is .339 and he has earned a career OPS of .723.
Of their 31 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 25 times and been caught 6 times (19.4% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have twisted 21 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (1st in KBO). The Tigers have recorded 257 assists, 12 errors and are sitting with 743 putouts on the campaign.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.566 and have a FIP of 5.49 as a team on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.41 (199 strikeouts vs 141 free passes). They rank 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 246. They have surrendered 23 homers and they yield 5.49 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Kia pitching staff have relinquished 151 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 5.06 (139 earned runs conceded).
In his career, Lim has given up 605 base hits and he has 342 K's in 475 frames. Lim (29-34 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 5.26 ERA while giving up 11.4 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 278 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.568 and having a FIP of 5.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.43 and he has faced 2,140 hitters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia (-125) and under 9 runs
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