Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 4/27/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (-125) Kia (+105)
Ki-Yeong Lim and the Kia Tigers (9-9, 5th in KBO) host the Hanwha Eagles (8-10, 9th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Tuesday. The Eagles open this game at -125 while the Tigers are coming in at +105. The O/U opens at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Min-woo Kim and Ki-Yeong Lim.
As a unit, the Hanwha Eagles are notching 5.2 runs per outing, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have earned 94 runs scored and have an OBP of .342. The Eagles have compiled 34 doubles as a squad and have smacked 11 balls out of the park. They have accrued 86 RBI's and 154 base knocks for the year, while their batting average comes in at .256. Hanwha has a slugging % of .371 and have been called out on strikes 156 times, while drawing a walk on 75 occasions.
Si-hwan Noh is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. For his pro baseball career, Noh has drilled 19 balls over the fence while driving in 79 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .385 in addition to having tallied 225 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 647 times and has come through with a hit 130 times. He has struck out 206 times and has walked on 51 at-bats, which has contributed to a .293 OBP. Noh has earned a batting average of .223 for his time in baseball, with 81 scored runs and an OPS of .678.
The Hanwha Eagles have accumulated 467 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 158 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .978 which is 7th in the league and have accumulated 13 double plays. The Eagles have stolen 18 bases and have been gunned down 2 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 10.0%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.35 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.54. Eagles pitchers have given up 18 long balls in addition to 88 total runs (6th in baseball). Hanwha has conceded 142 hits (8.2 per 9 innings) as well as 78 earned runs. The Eagles are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.52 on the campaign (5th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 131 hitters.
Kim (15-33 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 6.44 and he has faced 1,886 opposing batters in baseball. He has conceded 457 base hits (10.1 hits per 9 innings) with 206 walks. His ERA is 5.86 (266 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.624. Kim has thrown 408 innings and has accounted for 319 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Kia Tigers have earned an on-base percentage of .345 in addition to a team batting average of .251 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 127 instances (6th in the league) and have a total of 161 hits. Kia has 4 home runs so far this year and 77 runs batted in. The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .324 and they tally 4.39 runs per contest (9th in baseball). The have tallied 25 doubles, while getting a free base 86 times as well as recording 79 runs.
Seon-bin Kim is a hitter who should impact this game for Kia. Kim has drawn a free base 406 times while fanning on 384 plate appearances. His OBP is .375 and he has a lifetime OPS of .753. Over the course of the 3,613 at-bats in his career, Kim has hit .303 and has racked up 1,095 base hits. He has a total of 550 runs and also has 398 runs batted in. He has gone deep 24 times, as well as 1,364 total bases and a .378 slugging percentage.
The Kia Tigers have turned 13 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .993 (1st in the league). The Tigers have recorded 171 assists, 5 errors and have amassed 506 putouts so far this year. Of their 18 tries at swiping a bag, they have been successful 14 times and been caught 4 times (22.2% caught stealing rate).
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.510 in addition to having a FIP of 5.02 as a pitching staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.33 (125 strikeouts against 94 walks). They are sitting at 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 160. They have given up 18 home runs and they surrender 5.02 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Kia pitching staff have allowed 94 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.82 (90 earned runs yielded).
In his pro baseball career, Lim has allowed 596 base knocks while he has earned 338 punch outs in 464 frames. He has allowed 271 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.574 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.50 and he has gone up against 2,092 hitters in his career. Lim (29-33 career mark) has earned a 5.25 earned run average while conceding 11.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (-125)
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