Doosan Bears vs NC Dinos Prediction, 9/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs NC Dinos
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-135) NC (+101)
Min Hyeok Shin and the NC Dinos (47-45, 5th in KBO) play the Doosan Bears (44-50, 7th in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Thursday. The Dinos open this contest at +101 while the Bears are priced at -135. The total is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Won-joon Choi and Min Hyeok Shin.
As a squad, the Doosan Bears are notching 5.1 runs per outing, which ranks them 5th in the league. They have tallied 491 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .349. The Bears have hit 158 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 80 balls out of the stadium. They have 470 runs batted in in addition to 881 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .268. Doosan has a slugging percentage of .394 and have struck out 656 times, while getting the free base on 376 occasions.
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Jose Miguel Fernandez is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Doosan. For his career, Fernandez has hit 120 baseballs out of the park while driving in 721 runs. His slugging percentage is .450 in addition to earning 2,099 bases. In his time in the Majors, he came to the plate 5,364 times and also came through with a base hit 1,497 times. He has struck out 333 times and has been walked on 514 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .396 OBP. Fernandez has an average at the plate of .321 for his career, with 707 runs scored and an OPS of .846.
The Doosan Bears have a tally of 2,531 putouts for the season, in addition to 895 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which ranks 1st in Korean baseball and they have turned 82 double plays. The Bears have swiped 57 bases and have been thrown out 31 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 35.2%.
The Bears have a team ERA of 4.58 this year (5th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 670 hitters. Doosan has given up 902 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) and 430 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.74 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.53. Bears pitchers have surrendered 80 long balls in addition to 472 total runs (7th in KBO).
Choi has pitched in 291 innings and is sitting with 210 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.62 (117 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.344. He has conceded 314 base knocks (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 77 free passes. Choi (18-6 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.96 and he has gone up against 1,262 hitters in baseball.
NC has recorded 123 home runs this season to go along with 492 runs batted in. They have hit 145 two-baggers, while getting a free base 378 times as well as putting up 516 runs. The NC Dinos have tallied an OBP of .359 in addition to a batting average of .270 so far this year. The Dinos have a team SLG% of .435 and they tally 5.38 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have struck out on 705 instances (5th in KBO) and are sitting with 877 hits.
Ui-ji Yang is a hitter who should impact this game for NC. During the 4,451 at-bats in his pro career, Yang has earned a batting average of .310 with 1,381 hits. He has gone yard 201 times, with 2,256 total bases and also a .507 slugging percentage. Yang has tallied a free base 492 times while striking out on 575 plate appearances. He has scored 684 runs in addition to having earned 823 RBIs. His on-base percentage comes in at .391 and he has earned a career OPS of .898.
The NC Dinos have twisted 78 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (8th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have racked up 873 assists, 74 errors and have earned a total of 2,516 putouts over the course of the season. Of their 80 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 50 times and been caught 30 times (37.5% caught stealing percentage).
The Dinos have a WHIP of 1.524 and have a FIP of 5.14 as a staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.68 (694 strikeouts vs 413 free passes). They are currently ranked 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 864. They have allowed 90 homers and they concede 5.14 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The NC pitching staff have allowed 479 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.68 (436 earned runs given up).
Shin (8-7 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 5.20 earned run average and has allowed 11.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.14 and he has faced 606 batters thus far in his career. He has surrendered 78 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.548 and having a FIP of 5.3. During his pro baseball career, Shin has allowed 165 base knocks while he has tallied 94 punch outs in 135 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take NC (+101) and under the total runs
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