Hanwha Eagles vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 9/16/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+175) Kiwoom (-217)
Gocheok Sky Dome is the site where Eric Jokisch and the Kiwoom Heroes (56-52, 4th in KBO) will take on the Hanwha Eagles (39-64, 10th in KBO) on Thursday. The Eagles open this game at +175 while the Heroes are priced at -217. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Ryan Carpenter and Eric Jokisch.
As a squad, the Hanwha Eagles are putting up 4.0 runs/g, which has them at 9th in baseball. They have racked up 442 runs scored and hold an OBP of .332. The Eagles have earned 159 doubles as a unit and have knocked 63 balls out of the park. They have recorded 412 runs batted in in addition to 841 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is .236. Hanwha has a slugging percentage of .341 and have been rung up 977 times, while drawing a walk on 474 occasions.
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Eun-won Jung is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. For his pro baseball career, Jung has hit 20 baseballs over the fence while driving in 139 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he faced a pitcher 1,628 times and came through with a base base knock 370 times. Jung has earned a batting average of .264 in his time in baseball, with 212 runs scored and an OPS of .728. His slugging percentage is .372 and he has racked up 521 bases. He has struck out 274 times and has walked on 199 occasions, contributing to a .356 on-base percentage.
The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with 2,882 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 954 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .978 which ranks 9th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 95 double plays. The Eagles have swiped 83 bases and have been thrown out 34 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 29.1%.
The Eagles have compiled a team ERA of 4.77 for the year (7th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 788 batters. Eagles pitchers have allowed 97 home runs and 570 runs in total (2nd in baseball). Hanwha has yielded 916 base hits (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 509 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.46 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.51.
Carpenter (81-90 career record) holds a FIP of 4.80 while going up against 5,739 opposing hitters in baseball. He has allowed 1,479 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 398 walks. His ERA is 4.32 (685 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.316. Carpenter has pitched in 1,426 frames and has earned 1,303 strikeouts during his career.
The Kiwoom Heroes have compiled a team OBP of .352 in addition to a team batting average of .258 for the year. They have struck out on 801 occasions (2nd in the league) and have earned 946 base knocks. Kiwoom has recorded 70 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 517 runs batted in. The Heroes have a slugging percentage of .377 and they have an average of 5.10 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have recorded 189 doubles, while getting a free base 492 times and scoring 556 runs.
Dong Won Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Park has recorded a free base 226 times while fanning on 550 plate appearances. His on-base % is .330 and he has a career OPS of .759. For the 2,402 at-bats in his baseball career, Park has a batting average of .259 with 622 hits. He has a total of 324 runs and notched 392 runs batted in. He has gone deep 95 times, with 1,030 bases in total and also a .429 slugging percentage.
Out of their 88 tries at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 61 times and been caught 27 times (30.7% caught stealing rate). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 120 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .977 (10th in the league). The Heroes have recorded 1,170 assists, 94 errors and have earned a total of 2,881 putouts so far this year.
The Kiwoom pitching staff have allowed 510 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.15 (443 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 81 home runs and they allow 4.78 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Heroes have a WHIP of 1.442 and have a FIP of 4.78 as a pitching staff on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.59 (697 strikeouts vs 438 walks). They sit at 5th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 946.
During his pro baseball career, Jokisch has allowed 1,532 base knocks while he has earned 1,220 strikeouts in 1,573 frames. Jokisch (102-84 career record) has earned a 3.36 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 588 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.252 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 and he has gone up against 6,576 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom (-217)
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