Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-119) KT (-116)
Odrisamer Despaigne and the KT Wiz (19-16, 4th in KBO) play the Doosan Bears (18-16, 5th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Wednesday. The Bears open this matchup at -119 while the Wiz are priced at -116. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Ariel Miranda and Odrisamer Despaigne.
As a unit, the Doosan Bears are notching 5.7 runs per game, which puts them at 3rd in KBO. They have earned a total of 193 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .374. The Bears have recorded 48 doubles as a squad and have knocked 29 balls out of the park. They have tallied 185 RBI's and 346 hits for the year, and their batting average is at .289. Doosan owns a slugging percentage of .406 and have been called out on strikes 224 times, while being walked on 152 occasions.
Jose Miguel Fernandez is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. In his professional baseball career, Fernandez has hit 115 baseballs over the fence while driving in 686 runs. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to bat 5,109 times and has come through with a hit 1,434 times. Fernandez has hit .322 for his career, with 682 scored runs and an OPS of .848. He has earned a slugging percentage of .452 and he has accumulated 2,011 bases. He has struck out 318 times and has taken a walk on 482 occasions, contributing to a .396 on-base %.
The Doosan Bears have amassed 913 putouts this season, as well as 340 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .979 which has them ranked 4th in the league and have a total of 36 double plays. The Bears have swiped 13 bags and have been caught 9 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 40.9%.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.48 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.55. Bears pitchers have yielded 24 long balls and also 151 total runs (9th in KBO). Doosan has surrendered 323 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and 134 earned runs. The Bears hold a team earned run average of 3.97 over the course of the season (3rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 220 hitters.
Miranda (80-63 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.31 and he has gone up against 5,059 hitters during his time in baseball. He has surrendered 1,081 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 493 walks. His ERA is 3.88 (515 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.319. Miranda has taken the hill for 1,193 innings and has earned 1,006 K's so far in his pro career.
The KT Wiz are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .387 in addition to a batting average of .291 on the year. They have been rung up on 256 occasions (5th in baseball) and have tallied 352 hits. KT has 25 home runs for the season and 192 runs batted in. The Wiz hold a team slugging percentage of .411 and they are recording 5.94 runs per outing (2nd in KBO). They have hit 60 two-baggers, while taking a walk 182 times as well as racking up 208 runs.
Zoilo Almonte is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Almonte has earned a free base 535 times while going down on strikes on 1,280 plate appearances. He has tallied 770 runs and also has 867 RBIs. His on-base % is .345 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .785. He has hit a home run 186 times, with 2,601 bases in total and a .440 slugging %. In the 5,911 at-bats in his professional career, Almonte has earned a batting average of .284 with 1,678 hits.
The KT Wiz have turned 32 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .975 (9th in the league). The Wiz have 380 assists, 34 errors and have notched a total of 921 putouts for the year. Out of their 34 tries at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 27 times and been caught 7 times (20.6% caught stealing rate).
The KT pitching staff have conceded 170 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.25 (145 earned runs given up). They have allowed 25 home runs and they concede 4.98 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.453 with a FIP of 4.98 as a pitching staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.82 (242 strikeouts against 133 bases on balls). They are sitting at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 313.
In his pro career, Despaigne has conceded 1,938 hits while he has totaled 1,389 strikeouts in 1,884 innings pitched. Despaigne (103-108 mark in his career) has earned a 4.08 earned run average and has surrendered 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 854 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.410 and a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.93 and he has gone up against 8,206 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Doosan (-119)
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