Doosan Bears vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 8/15/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-140) Kiwoom (+115)
Hui-gwan Yu and the Doosan Bears (37-39, 7th in KBO) go to Gocheok Sky Dome on Sunday where they'll meet the Kiwoom Heroes (44-39, 4th in KBO). The Bears open this game at -140 while the Heroes are coming in at +115. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Hui-gwan Yu and Eric Jokisch.
The Bears have accounted for 114 doubles as a squad and have hit 67 balls out of the stadium. Doosan is slugging .400 and have been called out on strikes 517 times, while getting the free base on 318 occasions. As a squad, the Doosan Bears are earning 5.2 runs per game, which has them at 5th in the league. They have earned 377 RBI's and 717 base knocks this year, while their team batting average comes in at .273. They have racked up 396 runs and have an on-base percentage of .357.
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Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. For his career, Ho has hit 37 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 438 runs. For his time in baseball, he came to the plate 4,079 times and has delivered with a base knock 1,074 times. Ho has recorded a batting average of .298 in his time in baseball, with 575 runs scored and an OPS of .750. His career slugging percentage is .390 and he has racked up 1,408 bases. He has fanned 338 times and has been walked on 283 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .360 on-base percentage.
The Doosan Bears have amassed 2,022 putouts on the year, in addition to 718 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them ranked 1st in the league and they have twisted 70 double plays. The Bears have swiped 46 bases and have been gunned down 22 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 32.4%.
The Bears have a team ERA of 4.41 on the year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 521 hitters. Bears pitchers have surrendered 62 long balls and also 362 total runs (8th in baseball). Doosan has relinquished 730 hits (9.7 per 9 innings) and 330 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.70 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.54.
Yu (99-67 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.90 and he has gone up against 6,045 batters in baseball. He has conceded 1,623 hits (10.5 hits per nine innings) with 390 walks. His ERA is 4.54 (699 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.453. Yu has taken the mound for 1,385 frames and has accounted for 765 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
Kiwoom has a total of 55 long balls this year and 409 RBIs. They have put up 151 doubles, while taking a walk 396 times and racking up 439 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes hold a team OBP of .356 in addition to a batting average of .260 on the campaign. The Heroes hold a team SLG% of .383 and they score 5.29 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 627 occasions (2nd in KBO) and have accounted for 733 base hits.
Hye-seong Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Kim has recorded a walk 150 times while striking out on 365 occasions. He has tallied 277 runs and has 183 RBIs. His OBP comes in at .341 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .716. He has gone deep 15 times, as well as 609 total bases and also a .375 slugging %. In the 1,626 at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has accumulated a batting average of .279 in addition to 454 base hits.
In their 61 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 41 times and been caught 20 times (32.8% caught stealing percentage). The Kiwoom Heroes have twisted 86 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (7th in Korean baseball). The Heroes have racked up 885 assists, 65 errors and have earned 2,213 putouts so far this year.
The Heroes are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.447 in addition to having a FIP of 4.72 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 731. The Kiwoom pitching staff have conceded 387 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.09 (335 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.68 (564 strikeouts vs 336 free passes). They have surrendered 66 dingers and they relinquish 4.72 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO).
Jokisch (99-82 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.38 ERA and has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and he has faced 6,463 opposing batters during his career. He has allowed a total of 580 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.257 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. During his career, Jokisch has given up 1,507 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,198 strikeouts in 1,543 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kiwoom (+115) and under the total runs
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