Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz Prediction, 9/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (+112) KT (-149)
Jong Ki Park and the Doosan Bears (57-52, 4th in KBO) are headed to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the KT Wiz (67-44, 1st in KBO). The moneyline on this contest has the Bears priced at +112 and the Wiz are at -149. The over/under is set at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jong Ki Park and Hyeong Jun So.
Doosan has a slugging rate of .403 and have been rung up 758 times, while being walked on 437 occasions. They have accumulated 570 RBI's as well as 1,058 hits this season, while their team batting average comes in at .272. The Bears have earned 194 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 96 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 598 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .353. As a team, the Doosan Bears are putting up 5.3 runs per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the league.
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Kyeong-min Ho is a batter who should impact this game for Doosan. For his pro baseball career, Ho has slapped 38 baseballs out of the park while driving in 454 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 4,206 times and has come through with a base knock 1,098 times. Ho has recorded a batting average of .295 for his career, in addition to 585 runs scored and an OPS of .745. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .387 and he has a total of 1,440 bases. He has struck out 347 times and has been walked on 292 occasions, contributing to a .358 on-base percentage.
The Bears have swiped 69 bases and have been thrown out 36 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 34.3%. The Doosan Bears have a tally of 3,016 putouts on the year, as well as 1,047 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 2nd in the league and have earned 102 double plays.
The Bears are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.20 so far this year (3rd in KBO), and their staff has rung up 811 batters. Bears pitchers have conceded 88 long balls and also 518 total runs (8th in KBO). Doosan has relinquished 1,038 base knocks (9.3 per 9 innings) and 469 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.79 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.48.
Park has taken the mound for 68 frames and has earned 44 strikeouts so far in his pro career. His earned run average is 4.98 (38 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.646. He has conceded 77 base knocks (10.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 36 walks. Park (1-3 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.50 while facing 314 hitters in baseball.
The KT Wiz have accounted for an on-base percentage of .358 and a team batting average of .267 this season. They have been rung up on 853 instances (5th in the league) and have totaled 1,035 base knocks. KT has recorded 89 HRs on the year to go along with 571 RBIs. The Wiz hold a team slugging percentage of .387 and they are earning 5.26 runs per game (1st in KBO). The have tallied 183 doubles, while taking a walk 521 times as well as scoring 610 runs.
Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who can be a difference maker for KT. Bae has recorded a walk 130 times while going down on strikes on 308 tries. He has accumulated 191 runs in addition to having earned 134 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .341 and he has earned a career OPS of .711. He has hit a home run 24 times, in addition to having 423 total bases and also a .370 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 1,144 official at-bats in his pro career, Bae has hit .259 in addition to having 296 hits.
The KT Wiz have turned 111 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in KBO). The Wiz have racked up 1,188 assists, 85 errors and have accumulated 3,069 putouts for the year. Of their 98 attempts at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 75 times and been caught 23 times (23.5% caught stealing rate).
The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.319 and have a FIP of 4.20 as a team for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.08 (853 strikeouts against 410 free passes). They are currently ranked 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 939. They have given up 70 dingers and they relinquish 4.20 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO). The KT pitching staff have given up 477 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.74 (425 earned runs given up).
So far in his career, So has allowed 241 base hits while accumulating 161 strikeouts in 223 innings pitched. He has allowed 105 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.449 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.94 and he has gone up against 974 hitters so far in his career. So (17-12 career record) has earned a 4.23 earned run average while conceding 9.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (-149)
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