Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 8/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (-121) Kia (-108)
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the site where Yu-sin Kim and the Kia Tigers (32-43, 9th in KBO) will take on the Hanwha Eagles (29-51, 10th in KBO) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Eagles priced at -121 and the Tigers are at -108. The over/under is set at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Min-woo Kim and Yu-sin Kim.
The Eagles have tallied 118 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 44 balls out of the park. Hanwha has a slugging rate of .339 and have struck out 721 times, while drawing a walk on 340 occasions. As a squad, the Hanwha Eagles are notching 3.9 runs per contest, which puts them at 10th in KBO. They have accumulated 286 RBI's and 609 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is sitting at .234. They have a total of 310 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .329.
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Si-hwan Noh is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. In his career, Noh has drilled 26 balls over the fence while knocking in 112 runs. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to bat 904 times and has delivered with a base hit 182 times. Noh has earned a batting average of .228 for his career in baseball, with 100 scored runs and an OPS of .689. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .379 in addition to earning 303 bases. He has fanned 272 times and earned a walk on 90 occasions, contributing to a .310 on-base %.
The Eagles have stolen 56 bags and have been caught 24 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 30.0%. The Hanwha Eagles have earned a total of 2,072 putouts on the year, as well as 680 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .979 which is 8th in KBO and have a total of 68 double plays.
The Eagles hold a team earned run average of 4.76 on the season (7th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 552 batters. Eagles pitchers have surrendered 79 home runs in addition to 419 runs (3rd in baseball). Hanwha has conceded 660 hits (8.5 per 9 innings) and also 369 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.31 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.55.
Kim has taken the ball for 475 frames and has accumulated 384 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Kim (22-37 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 6.14 while going up against 2,166 opposing batters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 5.61 (296 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.568. He has conceded 509 base knocks (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 236 free passes.
The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .333 and they average 3.93 runs per game (9th in KBO). They have 94 two-baggers, while taking a walk 321 times as well as putting up 295 runs. Kia has 30 home runs so far this year in addition to 287 runs batted in. They have struck out on 493 occasions (8th in the league) and have tallied 634 hits. The Kia Tigers have an OBP of .340 in addition to a batting average of .249 on the season.
Seon-bin Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Kim has drawn a walk 428 times while going down on strikes on 400 tries. He has recorded 570 runs and also has 425 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .373 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .750. He has hit a home run 26 times, with 1,440 total bases and a .377 slugging %. Over the course of the 3,819 at-bats in his pro career, Kim has hit .302 with 1,153 hits.
Of their 72 tries at getting a steal, they have been successful 51 times and been caught 21 times (29.2% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have twisted 67 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (4th in the league). The Tigers have 712 assists, 47 errors and have a total of 1,974 putouts so far this year.
The Kia pitching staff have conceded 411 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 5.25 (389 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 73 homers and they yield 5.55 runs per 9 innings (9th in KBO). The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.583 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.55 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.38 (517 strikeouts vs 374 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 682.
In his career, Kim has surrendered 67 base knocks while he has tallied 33 punch outs in 60 innings. Kim (1-6 career mark) holds a 8.20 earned run average and has conceded 10.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 55 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.740 and being the owner of a FIP of 8.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 0.87 and he has faced 274 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Hanwha (-121)
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