Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 9/25/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+272) Doosan (-400)
Ariel Miranda and the Doosan Bears (55-51, 4th in KBO) play the Hanwha Eagles (42-68, 10th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Saturday. The Bears open this game at -400 while the Eagles are priced at +272. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Ki Joong Kim and Ariel Miranda.
Hanwha has a slugging percentage of .349 and have struck out 1,042 times, while getting the free base on 519 occasions. They have amassed 470 RBI's as well as 929 hits so far this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .242. The Eagles have earned 176 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 69 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 504 runs scored and hold an OBP of .338. As a unit, the Hanwha Eagles are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in KBO.
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Jae-hun Choi is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. For his pro baseball career, Choi has hit 17 balls out of the park while driving in 167 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .345 and he has racked up 596 bases. For his career, he came to the plate 2,036 times and has notched a hit 459 times. He has gone down on strikes 302 times and has walked on 182 at-bats, contributing to a .359 on-base percentage. Choi has hit .266 for his career, in addition to 206 scored runs and an OPS of .740.
The Eagles have swiped 92 bases and have been caught 36 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 28.1%. The Hanwha Eagles have a total of 3,092 putouts on the year, as well as 1,028 assists and 94 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .978 which has them sitting 9th in the league and they have twisted 101 double plays.
The Eagles have a team ERA of 4.81 on the campaign (7th in the league), and their staff has rung up 845 hitters. Hanwha has relinquished 987 base knocks (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 551 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.46 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.52. Eagles pitchers have given up 99 home runs and 618 runs (3rd in baseball).
Kim (2-4 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.69 while he has gone up against 240 batters in baseball. He has surrendered 61 base knocks (11.2 hits per nine innings) and has 33 walks. His earned run average is 4.96 (27 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.918. Kim has taken the mound for 49 innings and has earned 33 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Doosan Bears hold a team OBP of .353 in addition to a batting average of .272 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 741 occasions (7th in baseball) and have a total of 1,031 hits. Doosan has accumulated 95 home runs on the season in addition to 557 RBIs. The Bears hold a team slugging percentage of .403 and they earn 5.26 runs per contest (2nd in KBO). They hit 188 doubles, while taking a walk 430 times as well as scoring 584 runs.
Seok-Hwan Yang is a batter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. In the 2,022 at-bats in his baseball career, Yang has compiled an average at the plate of .265 and has racked up 535 hits. He has gone deep 79 times, as well as 891 total bases and also a .441 slugging %. Yang has drawn a free base 130 times while striking out on 437 plate appearances. He has recorded 240 runs and has 344 RBIs. His OBP comes in at .313 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .754.
Out of their 101 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 66 times and been caught 35 times (34.7% caught stealing rate). The Doosan Bears have turned 101 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in Korean baseball). The Bears have accrued 1,023 assists, 64 errors and have notched a total of 2,935 putouts this year.
The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.489 with a FIP of 4.67 as a pitching staff on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.78 (785 strikeouts against 440 free passes). They are currently ranked 5th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,018. They have given up 87 home runs and they surrender 4.67 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Doosan pitching staff have given up 508 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.26 (463 earned runs conceded).
In his pro career, Miranda has surrendered 1,155 base hits and he has 1,132 K's in 1,296 frames. Miranda (88-65 career record) has a 3.74 ERA and has given up 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 539 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.287 and having a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 and he has gone up against 5,456 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+272)
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