Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 8/10/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (-112) Kia (-117)
Ki-Yeong Lim and the Kia Tigers (31-43, 9th in KBO) host the Hanwha Eagles (29-50, 10th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Eagles coming in at -112 and the Tigers are at -117. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Ryan Carpenter and Ki-Yeong Lim.
Hanwha is slugging .341 and have struck out 707 times, while drawing a walk on 338 occasions. They have 285 RBI's in addition to 603 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is .235. The Eagles have accounted for 116 doubles as a unit and have hit 44 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 309 runs and hold an OBP of .330. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are scoring 3.9 runs per contest, which puts them at 10th in the league.
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Eun-won Jung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. For his career, Jung has slapped 19 baseballs out of the park while driving in 131 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .377 and he has racked up 490 bases. For his time in baseball, he stepped up to bat 1,502 times and came through with a base hit 346 times. He has struck out 249 times and earned a walk on 176 occasions, which has contributed to a .354 on-base percentage. Jung has recorded a batting average of .266 for his career in baseball, with 194 scored runs and an OPS of .731.
The Hanwha Eagles have 2,072 putouts thus far, in addition to 680 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .979 which ranks 8th in KBO and have earned 68 double plays. The Eagles have stolen 56 bags and have been thrown out 24 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 30.0%.
The Eagles hold a team ERA of 4.81 on the campaign (8th in the league), and the staff has struck out 543 hitters. Hanwha has conceded 653 base hits (8.5 per 9 innings) in addition to 369 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.31 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.55. Eagles pitchers have conceded 79 home runs and also 415 runs in total (3rd in KBO).
Carpenter (80-88 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.83 and he has faced 5,588 hitters in baseball. He has allowed 1,450 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 386 walks. His earned run average is 4.35 (672 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.321. Carpenter has taken the hill for 1,390 frames and is sitting with 1,258 punch outs during his professional baseball career.
Kia has accumulated 30 long balls so far this season in addition to 283 runs batted in. They have put up 94 doubles, while taking a walk 316 times and notching 291 runs. The Kia Tigers have tallied an on-base percentage of .340 and a team batting average of .250 on the campaign. The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .334 and they score 3.93 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 484 occasions (9th in the league) and have notched a total of 627 base hits.
Tae-Jin Kim is a batter who should impact this game for Kia. Kim has drawn a walk 34 times while striking out on 103 attempts. His OBP sits at .325 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .744. In the 620 at-bats in his professional career, Kim has hit .289 and has racked up 179 hits. He has amassed 73 runs in addition to having earned 69 runs batted in. He has gone deep 6 times, in addition to having 232 total bases and a .374 slugging percentage.
The Kia Tigers have turned 67 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (4th in the league). The Tigers have racked up 712 assists, 47 errors and are sitting with 1,974 putouts on the season. Of their 72 chances at swiping a bag, they got to the bag before the ball 51 times and been caught 21 times (29.2% caught stealing rate).
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.593 with a FIP of 5.61 as a unit so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.35 (503 strikeouts vs 372 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 676. They have yielded 73 homers and they allow 5.61 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Kia pitching staff have given up 410 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 5.31 (388 earned runs conceded).
During his career, Lim has surrendered 661 base hits while totaling 393 strikeouts in 536 frames. He has given up a total of 296 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.514 and a FIP of 5.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.60 and he has gone up against 2,386 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Lim (31-35 career mark) has a 4.97 ERA and has conceded 11.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (-112)
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