Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 10/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+115) Kia (-135)
Gi Yeong Im and the Kia Tigers (53-71, 9th in KBO) host the Hanwha Eagles (48-77, 10th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Thursday. The Eagles open this game at +115 while the Tigers are priced at -135. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Ryan Carpenter and Gi Yeong Im.
The Eagles have hit 199 doubles as a team and have knocked 77 balls out of the park. Hanwha owns a slugging percentage of .345 and have struck out 1,198 times, while drawing a walk on 587 occasions. As a unit, the Hanwha Eagles are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which ranks them 9th in the league. They have earned 518 RBI's as well as 1,054 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average comes in at .240. They have 560 runs while having a team OBP of .335.
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Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who should impact this game for Hanwha. In his career, Ha has hit 42 balls out of the park while knocking in 261 runs. His career slugging percentage is .382 and he has totaled 856 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to the plate 2,448 times and has delivered a hit 602 times. He has struck out 578 times and has taken a walk on 138 occasions, contributing to a .319 on-base %. Ha has hit .268 for his career in baseball, in addition to 310 runs scored and an OPS of .701.
The Eagles have stolen 107 bases and have been caught 39 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 26.7%. The Hanwha Eagles have accounted for 3,539 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,164 assists and 107 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .978 which has them ranked 9th in Korean baseball and they have turned 114 double plays.
The Eagles are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.70 for the year (7th in KBO), and the staff has struck out 956 batters. Hanwha has allowed 1,131 base hits (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 616 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.48 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.51. Eagles pitchers have given up 107 home runs and also 690 runs (4th in KBO).
Carpenter has taken the mound for 1,459 innings and has 1,335 strikeouts thus far in his career. Carpenter (81-92 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.83 and he has gone up against 5,894 opposing batters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.35 (705 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.320. He has conceded 1,517 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 410 free passes.
Kia has compiled 62 long balls on the season in addition to 515 runs batted in. The have tallied 175 two-baggers, while getting a free base 562 times as well as racking up 534 runs. The Kia Tigers hold a team OBP of .339 and a batting average of .248 on the season. The Tigers have a team SLG% of .338 and they score 3.99 runs per outing (10th in baseball). They have been rung up on 842 occasions (10th in KBO) and have earned 1,116 hits.
Won-joon Choi is a hitter who should impact this game for Kia. Choi has tallied a walk 136 times while going down on strikes on 227 attempts. He has scored 260 runs in addition to having earned 158 RBIs. His OBP is .350 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .733. He has gone deep 15 times, with 622 total bases and a .383 slugging percentage. For the 1,623 official at-bats in his pro career, Choi has hit .288 and has racked up 468 hits.
Out of their 129 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 87 times and been caught 42 times (32.6% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 129 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (6th in KBO). The Tigers have racked up 1,265 assists, 102 errors and have earned a total of 3,543 putouts on the campaign.
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.507 in addition to having a FIP of 5.34 as a staff for the year. They are sitting at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,198. The Kia pitching staff have allowed 701 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.95 (650 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 1.54 (895 strikeouts against 582 free passes). They have given up 126 home runs and they give up 5.34 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
Lim (35-40 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 5.07 earned run average and has surrendered 11.0 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and he has gone up against 2,658 opposing batters so far in his career. He has allowed a total of 336 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.508 and a FIP of 5.5. In his career, Lim has given up 728 base hits while he has totaled 451 strikeouts in 597 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+115)
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