Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 7/4/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-116) Kia (-113)
Ki-Yeong Lim and the Kia Tigers (26-43, 9th in KBO) play the Doosan Bears (35-35, 7th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Sunday. The Bears open this contest at -116 while the Tigers are priced at -113. The total is set at 10. The starting pitchers will be Young-ha Lee and Ki-Yeong Lim.
The Bears have accounted for 104 doubles as a team and have knocked 61 balls out of the stadium. Doosan has a slugging percentage of .401 and have struck out 475 times, while being walked on 295 occasions. As a team, the Doosan Bears are putting up 5.3 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in baseball. They have amassed 355 RBI's in addition to 668 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .275. They have earned 373 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .359.
Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter who should impact this game for Doosan. For his career, Ho has hit 37 baseballs out of the park while driving in 437 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he approached the plate 4,053 times and has delivered with a hit 1,066 times. Ho has a batting average of .298 for his career, with 573 runs scored and an OPS of .751. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .390 and he has a total of 1,397 bases. He has fanned 335 times and has walked on 283 occasions, contributing to a .361 OBP.
The Doosan Bears have a tally of 1,869 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 668 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 1st in KBO and have a total of 62 double plays. The Bears have stolen 39 bags and have been caught 21 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 35.0%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.75 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.53. Bears pitchers have relinquished 53 home runs and 323 total runs (8th in baseball). Doosan has given up 674 base knocks (9.7 per 9 innings) as well as 296 earned runs. The Bears have an ERA of 4.28 for the season (4th in the league), and they have struck out 486 batters.
Lee has taken the hill for 483 innings and is sitting with 304 K's during his professional baseball career. Lee (36-25 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 5.20 while he has faced 2,161 batters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 4.84 (260 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.532. He has given up 523 base knocks (9.7 hits per 9 innings) with 217 walks.
Kia has accounted for 25 home runs for the season and 252 RBIs. They have put up 83 two-baggers, while getting a free base 299 times as well as putting up 260 runs. The Kia Tigers have tallied a team on-base percentage of .339 in addition to a batting average of .247 for the season. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .326 and they are scoring 3.77 runs per outing (10th in KBO). They have been rung up on 450 occasions (9th in baseball) and have notched a total of 579 hits.
Won-joon Choi is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kia. Choi has tallied a free base 108 times while fanning on 199 occasions. His OBP sits at .347 and he has a career OPS of .735. During the 1,360 at-bats in his pro career, Choi has accrued an average at the plate of .288 in addition to having 392 base hits. He has scored 226 runs and has 140 RBIs. He has gone deep 12 times, as well as 528 total bases and also a .388 slugging percentage.
In their 66 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 49 times and been caught 17 times (25.8% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 61 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in the league). The Tigers have 658 assists, 44 errors and have accumulated 1,833 putouts this year.
The Kia pitching staff have allowed 399 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 5.55 (377 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 71 homers and they allow 5.88 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.628 with a FIP of 5.88 as a staff this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.33 (470 strikeouts against 353 walks). They are currently ranked 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 642.
Thus far in his career, Lim has surrendered 659 hits while earning 386 strikeouts in 529 innings. Lim (31-35 career win-loss record) has a 5.03 earned run average while giving up 11.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up 296 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.523 and a FIP of 5.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.63 and he has faced 2,362 opposing batters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia (-113) and under the total runs
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