Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/20/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-123) KT (-107)
Young-pyo Ko and the KT Wiz (20-16, 3rd in KBO) play the Doosan Bears (19-17, 5th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Bears coming in at -123 and the Wiz are at -107. The total is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Been Gwak and Young-pyo Ko.
Doosan is slugging .403 and have been called out on strikes 238 times, while being walked on 164 occasions. They have 192 RBI's and 361 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is .286. The Bears have earned 49 doubles as a unit and have knocked 31 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 201 runs scored and hold an OBP of .373. As a team, the Doosan Bears are putting up 5.6 runs per outing, which ranks them 3rd in baseball.
Geon-woo Park is a batter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. In his career, Park has hit 84 baseballs over the fence while driving in 438 runs. For his time in baseball, he approached the plate 3,143 times and has reached base with a hit 917 times. Park has accumulated a batting average of .328 for his career, in addition to 524 runs scored and an OPS of .887. His career slugging percentage is .499 and he has racked up 1,398 bases. He has fanned 408 times and has taken a walk on 240 occasions, which contributes in part to a .388 OBP.
The Doosan Bears have accumulated 964 putouts thus far, as well as 350 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .978 which has them sitting 5th in KBO and they have twisted 36 double plays. The Bears have stolen 15 bags and have been gunned down 10 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 40.0%.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.58 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.53. Bears pitchers have relinquished 24 home runs and also 155 total runs (9th in the league). Doosan has given up 339 base knocks (9.5 per 9 innings) and also 138 earned runs. The Bears have compiled a team earned run average of 3.87 for the year (2nd in the league), and they have struck out 239 hitters.
Gwak has taken the hill for 45 innings and has earned 37 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 6.60 (33 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.956. He has allowed 60 hits (12.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 28 free passes. Gwak (3-1 career record) has earned a FIP of 6.60 while going up against 223 hitters during his time in baseball.
KT has tallied 25 home runs so far this season in addition to 193 runs batted in. They have hit 60 doubles, while getting a free base 183 times as well as racking up 209 runs. The KT Wiz have accounted for a team OBP of .385 and a team batting average of .290 on the year. The Wiz hold a team SLG% of .407 and they score 5.81 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 268 instances (5th in KBO) and have earned a total of 360 base knocks.
Baek-ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Kang has tallied a free base 199 times while going down on strikes on 321 tries. His on-base percentage sits at .401 and he holds a career OPS of .929. Over the course of the 1,605 at-bats in his pro career, Kang has a batting average of .326 with 523 hits. He has amassed 293 runs in addition to having earned 276 runs batted in. He has hit the long ball 70 times, in addition to having 848 total bases and a .528 slugging percentage.
The KT Wiz have twisted 32 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .975 (9th in Korean baseball). The Wiz have racked up 393 assists, 34 errors and have a tally of 948 putouts so far this year. Out of their 35 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 27 times and been caught 8 times (22.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.440 in addition to having a FIP of 4.84 as a squad so far this season. They are sitting at 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 318. The KT pitching staff have relinquished 170 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.13 (145 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.84 (252 strikeouts against 137 bases on balls). They have yielded 25 dingers and they yield 4.84 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO).
During his pro baseball career, Ko has surrendered 523 base hits and he has 411 punch outs in 440 frames. He has given up 253 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.382 and a FIP of 5.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.84 and he has faced 1,938 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Ko (22-31 win-loss mark in his career) has a 5.18 ERA while surrendering 10.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (-107)
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