Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 8/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+180) Doosan (-220)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the venue where Walker Lockett and the Doosan Bears (38-42, 7th in KBO) will play the Hanwha Eagles (30-53, 10th in KBO) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Eagles coming in at +180 and the Bears are at -220. The O/U has been set at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Ryan Carpenter and Walker Lockett.
Hanwha has a slugging percentage of .338 and have struck out 766 times, while drawing a walk on 370 occasions. They have 312 runs batted in in addition to 648 base knocks this season, while their batting average sits at .233. The Eagles have accrued 124 doubles as a unit and have hit 48 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 336 runs scored and have an OBP of .329. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are knocking in 3.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 10th in the league.
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Joo-Suk Ha is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. In his career, Ha has hit 37 balls out of the park while driving in 235 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he faced a pitcher 2,247 times and also came through with a hit 549 times. Ha has a batting average of .266 for his time in baseball, in addition to 278 runs scored and an OPS of .695. He has earned a slugging percentage of .379 and he has a total of 781 bases. He has fanned 535 times and has been walked on 125 occasions, which has contributed to a .316 on-base percentage.
The Hanwha Eagles have accumulated 2,258 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 741 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .979 which puts them in 9th in KBO and have earned 75 double plays. The Eagles have stolen 69 bags and have been thrown out 27 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 28.1%.
The Eagles hold a team earned run average of 4.79 for the season (7th in the league), and their staff has rung up 605 hitters. Eagles pitchers have given up 81 home runs and 451 total runs (2nd in KBO). Hanwha has given up 711 base hits (8.5 per 9 innings) as well as 400 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.34 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.54.
Carpenter has taken the hill for 1,401 frames and has earned 1,274 punch outs so far in his pro career. His ERA is 4.32 (672 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.318. He has conceded 1,456 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 391 walks. Carpenter (80-88 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.80 while going up against 5,633 opposing batters in baseball.
Doosan has accumulated 71 home runs on the year as well as 398 RBIs. They have put up 127 doubles, while walking 328 times and putting up 417 runs. The Doosan Bears have compiled a team OBP of .356 and a batting average of .274 for the season. The Bears hold a slugging percentage of .403 and they tally 5.21 runs per game (4th in KBO). They have struck out on 540 occasions (7th in baseball) and have recorded 756 base hits.
Kyeong-min Ho is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Doosan. Ho has drawn a walk 284 times while striking out on 341 tries. He has accrued 575 runs and also has 441 RBIs. His on-base rate is .359 and he holds a career OPS of .748. He has gone deep 37 times, with 1,409 bases in total and a .389 slugging %. During the 3,620 at-bats in his baseball career, Ho has a batting average of .297 in addition to 1,075 base hits.
Out of their 71 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 48 times and been caught 23 times (32.4% caught stealing rate). The Doosan Bears have turned 72 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (1st in the league). The Bears have 760 assists, 45 errors and have earned 2,123 putouts over the course of the season.
The Doosan pitching staff have given up 391 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.53 (356 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 64 long balls and they surrender 4.97 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO). The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.534 and have a FIP of 4.97 as a staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.68 (546 strikeouts vs 325 bases on balls). They rank 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 761.
Thus far in his career, Lockett has given up 781 hits while totaling 551 strikeouts in 711 innings pitched. Lockett (39-41 career win-loss record) has a 4.27 earned run average and has surrendered 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 337 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.352 and a FIP of 5.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.06 and he has faced 3,090 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+180)
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