Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 5/27/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+129) Doosan (-181)
Been Gwak and the Doosan Bears (21-19, 5th in KBO) play the Hanwha Eagles (17-24, 8th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Eagles priced at +129 and the Bears are at -181. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Dong Hyun Bae and Been Gwak.
As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are recording 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 8th in the league. They have earned a total of 181 runs while having a team OBP of .331. The Eagles have compiled 62 doubles as a unit and have knocked 20 balls out of the park. They have tallied 168 RBI's as well as 324 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is .239. Hanwha is slugging .335 and have been rung up 373 times, while getting the free base on 178 occasions.
Si-hwan Noh is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. In his career, Noh has slapped 21 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 96 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .377 and he has a total of 252 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to bat 742 times and came through with a base hit 150 times. He has struck out 230 times and has gotten a free base on 61 occasions, contributing to a .296 on-base %. Noh has hit .225 for his career, in addition to 86 scored runs and an OPS of .673.
The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with 1,077 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 352 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .978 which has them ranked 7th in the league and they have twisted 32 double plays. The Eagles have swiped 33 bases and have been caught 7 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 17.5%.
The Eagles have an ERA of 4.56 so far this year (6th in the league), and their staff has struck out 291 hitters. Eagles pitchers have surrendered 36 home runs and 208 runs in total (5th in baseball). Hanwha has conceded 319 base knocks (8.0 per 9 innings) and also 182 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.36 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.48.
Bae has taken the hill for 23 frames and has earned 9 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Bae (0-2 record in his career) has a FIP of 5.70 and he has faced 111 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.94 (13 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.563. He has given up 23 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 14 walks.
The Bears hold a slugging % of .395 and they score 5.38 runs per contest (4th in the league). They hit 53 doubles, while getting a free base 177 times and putting up 215 runs. Doosan has hit 33 home runs so far this season and 204 RBIs. They have been rung up on 264 occasions (9th in the league) and have notched a total of 391 base hits. The Doosan Bears have an OBP of .367 and a batting average of .280 so far this year.
Jae-hwan Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Kim has drawn a free base 429 times while going down on strikes on 745 plate appearances. He has amassed 554 runs and also has 658 RBIs. His on-base rate is .386 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .928. He has hit the long ball 183 times, with 1,662 total bases and a .542 slugging %. For the 3,066 at-bats in his professional career, Kim has a batting average of .299 with 917 base hits.
The Doosan Bears have turned 40 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (5th in KBO). The Bears have 385 assists, 31 errors and have accumulated 1,072 putouts so far this season. Out of their 29 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 17 times and been caught 12 times (41.4% caught stealing rate).
The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.526 and have a FIP of 4.36 as a staff so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.64 (272 strikeouts vs 166 bases on balls). They come in at 6th in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 379. They have surrendered 26 long balls and they relinquish 4.36 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Doosan pitching staff have yielded 173 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.86 (153 earned runs relinquished).
In his pro baseball career, Gwak has surrendered 60 base hits while he has accumulated 37 K's in 45 innings. Gwak (3-1 career win-loss record) has earned a 6.60 earned run average and has allowed 12.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 33 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.956 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.32 and he has gone up against 223 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan (-181)
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