Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/23/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-136) Kia (+103)
Been Gwak and the Doosan Bears (53-51, 4th in KBO) travel to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Kia Tigers (41-61, 9th in KBO). The moneyline on this game has the Bears coming in at -136 and the Tigers are at +103. The total opens at 10.5. The expected starting pitchers are Been Gwak and Seung Hyuk Han.
The Bears have compiled 185 two-baggers as a team and have hit 93 balls out of the park. Doosan has a slugging rate of .401 and have struck out 726 times, while taking a walk on 422 occasions. As a squad, the Doosan Bears are putting up 5.3 runs per contest, which ranks them 2nd in KBO. They have earned 547 runs batted in as well as 1,006 hits so far this year, and their batting average sits at .270. They are sitting with 573 runs while holding a team OBP of .352.
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Jose Miguel Fernandez is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Fernandez has earned a batting average of .322 in his time in baseball, with 715 runs scored and an OPS of .848. He has been struck out 335 times and has gotten a free base on 520 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .396 on-base percentage. In his career, Fernandez has drilled 123 baseballs out of the park while driving in 731 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .452 and he has a total of 2,133 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 5,423 times and has notched a hit 1,518 times.
The Doosan Bears have a tally of 2,855 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 996 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them ranked 1st in KBO and have accumulated 98 double plays. The Bears have swiped 66 bags and have been caught 33 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 33.3%.
The Bears hold a team ERA of 4.33 this year (5th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 766 hitters. Doosan has yielded 1,008 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) in addition to 462 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.79 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.49. Bears pitchers have given up 87 home runs and 507 runs in total (8th in baseball).
Gwak has thrown 98 frames and has totaled 87 K's during his career. His earned run average is 5.51 (60 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.724. He has allowed 104 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has 65 free passes. Gwak (5-7 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 5.97 while he has gone up against 463 opposing hitters in baseball.
The Tigers hold a team SLG% of .335 and they score 3.94 runs per contest (10th in KBO). They have 137 doubles, while taking a walk 460 times and scoring 426 runs. Kia has a total of 52 HRs this year as well as 409 RBIs. They have struck out on 690 occasions (9th in the league) and have notched a total of 888 hits. The Kia Tigers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .335 and a batting average of .244 this season.
Tae-Jin Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Kim has tallied a free base 41 times while striking out on 129 attempts. His on-base percentage is .316 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .670. During the 742 at-bats in his pro career, Kim is sitting with a batting avereage of .280 in addition to having 208 base hits. He has accrued 87 runs and also has 78 RBIs. He has homered 6 times, in addition to having 271 total bases and also a .365 slugging percentage.
In their 97 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 69 times and been caught 28 times (28.9% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 96 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in the league). The Tigers have 1,010 assists, 75 errors and have notched a total of 2,838 putouts for the season.
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.537 and have a FIP of 5.60 as a unit so far this year. They are sitting at 6th in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 980. The Kia pitching staff have conceded 594 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 5.24 (556 earned runs given up). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.46 (714 strikeouts against 488 walks). They have yielded 112 home runs and they give up 5.60 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Han (14-20 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 6.09 ERA and has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.46 and he has faced 1,477 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 216 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.725 and a FIP of 6.4. So far in his pro baseball career, Han has conceded 358 base hits while accumulating 281 punch outs in 319 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia (+103) and under the total runs
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