Doosan Bears vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 9/18/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-116) Kiwoom (-113)
Jong Ki Park and the Doosan Bears (50-51, 7th in KBO) travel to Gocheok Sky Dome on Saturday where they'll meet the Kiwoom Heroes (56-53, 5th in KBO). The odds on this contest have the Bears coming in at -116 and the Heroes are at -113. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jong Ki Park and Seon Gi Kim.
As a unit, the Doosan Bears are scoring 5.2 runs per game, which is 3rd in baseball. They have earned 545 runs scored and hold an OBP of .350. The Bears have earned 177 doubles as a team and have hit 87 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 520 RBI's as well as 959 hits on the season, while their team batting average is at .268. Doosan has a slugging percentage of .396 and have struck out 712 times, while being walked on 413 occasions.
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Seok-Hwan Yang is a hitter who should impact this game for Doosan. For his pro baseball career, Yang has hit 76 balls out of the park while knocking in 336 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .439 and he has racked up 878 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 2,182 times and got on base with a hit 531 times. He has gone down on strikes 432 times and has gotten a free base on 129 at-bats, contributing to a .313 on-base %. Yang has earned a batting average of .266 for his career in baseball, in addition to 235 scored runs and an OPS of .752.
The Doosan Bears have a tally of 2,774 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 964 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them ranked 1st in Korean baseball and have accumulated 93 double plays. The Bears have swiped 65 bases and have been gunned down 32 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 33.0%.
The Bears have compiled a team ERA of 4.43 over the course of the season (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 739 hitters. Bears pitchers have allowed 85 long balls and 500 runs (8th in baseball). Doosan has conceded 977 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and 455 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.76 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.51.
Park (1-3 record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.51 and he has gone up against 289 batters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 70 base hits (9.9 hits per 9 innings) with 32 walks. His earned run average is 4.95 (35 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.602. Park has taken the mound for 63 innings and has racked up 43 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Kiwoom Heroes have earned a team on-base percentage of .351 in addition to a team batting average of .258 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 819 instances (2nd in KBO) and have earned a total of 966 base hits. Kiwoom is sitting with 70 home runs on the year to go along with 526 RBIs. The Heroes have a slugging percentage of .376 and they earn 5.10 runs per game (5th in the league). They have recorded 193 two-baggers, while taking a walk 495 times and putting up 566 runs.
Yong-gyu Lee is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. For the 6,500 at-bats in his career, Lee has recorded a batting average of .300 in addition to having 1,952 hits. He has hit a home run 25 times, in addition to having 2,401 total bases and also a .369 slugging percentage. Lee has tallied a free base 811 times while going down on strikes on 662 occasions. He has accounted for 1,104 runs and also has 517 RBIs. His OBP is .385 and he holds a career OPS of .754.
Of their 91 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 63 times and been caught 28 times (30.8% caught stealing rate). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 123 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .977 (10th in the league). The Heroes have accrued 1,191 assists, 98 errors and have earned a total of 2,932 putouts this year.
The Kiwoom pitching staff have conceded 531 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.23 (459 earned runs given up). They have relinquished 84 homers and they give up 4.89 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Heroes are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.454 in addition to having a FIP of 4.89 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.59 (710 strikeouts against 447 walks). They have a ranking of 5th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 974.
So far in his pro career, Kim has allowed 551 hits while he has totaled 440 strikeouts in 519 innings. He has conceded 299 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.475 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.05 and he has faced 2,322 hitters in his pro baseball career. Kim (28-26 career record) holds a 5.18 earned run average while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kiwoom (-113) and under the total runs
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