Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz Prediction, 10/16/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+114) KT (-151)
Ryan Carpenter and the Hanwha Eagles (47-76, 10th in KBO) go to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday where they'll take on the KT Wiz (72-52, 1st in KBO). The Eagles open this contest at +114 while the Wiz are coming in at -151. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Ryan Carpenter and Odrisamer Despaigne.
The Eagles have compiled 197 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 77 balls out of the park. Hanwha is slugging .347 and have struck out 1,175 times, while getting the free base on 585 occasions. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are knocking in 4.2 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 9th in KBO. They have earned 515 RBI's and 1,041 base knocks this year, while their batting average is sitting at .240. They have racked up 556 runs scored while having a team OBP of .337.
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Eun-won Jung is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. Jung has hit .264 for his career in baseball, in addition to 222 runs scored and an OPS of .724. He has struck out 294 times and has walked on 212 occasions, which contributes in part to a .356 on-base percentage. For his professional baseball career, Jung has hit 20 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 143 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .368 and he has a total of 547 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to the plate 1,728 times and has delivered with a base hit 392 times.
The Hanwha Eagles have amassed 3,488 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,150 assists and 105 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .978 which puts them in 9th in KBO and they have turned 111 double plays. The Eagles have swiped 107 bags and have been thrown out 39 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 26.7%.
The Eagles have compiled a team ERA of 4.69 on the season (7th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 939 hitters. Eagles pitchers have allowed 107 home runs and 678 runs (3rd in KBO). Hanwha has conceded 1,113 hits (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 605 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.48 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.50.
Carpenter has pitched in 1,453 innings and has accumulated 1,328 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Carpenter (81-92 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.84 and he has faced 5,868 hitters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 4.36 (705 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.321. He has conceded 1,512 base hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 409 walks.
KT has accounted for 98 long balls so far this year and 623 runs batted in. They have 198 doubles, while walking 597 times as well as notching 667 runs. The KT Wiz have tallied a team on-base percentage of .358 in addition to a team batting average of .265 for the season. The Wiz have a team slugging % of .382 and they score 5.09 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have struck out on 964 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have tallied 1,159 base knocks.
Jae-gyun Hwang is a hitter who should impact this game for KT. Hwang has drawn a walk 577 times while striking out on 1,171 attempts. He has accumulated 941 runs and also has 917 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .354 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .455. He has homered 196 times, with 2,810 bases in total and also a .455 slugging %. During the 6,176 at-bats in his professional career, Hwang has earned a batting average of .292 with 1,803 hits.
The KT Wiz have turned 121 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (7th in the league). The Wiz have accrued 1,347 assists, 104 errors and have accumulated 3,456 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 114 chances at getting a steal, they have made it 88 times and been caught 26 times (22.8% caught stealing percentage).
The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.317 and have a FIP of 4.20 as a pitching staff for the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.10 (948 strikeouts against 452 bases on balls). They sit at 9th in KBO as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,065. They have allowed 79 dingers and they concede 4.20 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The KT pitching staff have given up 538 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.69 (472 earned runs surrendered).
In his pro career, Despaigne has surrendered 2,062 base hits while he has earned 1,505 strikeouts in 2,005 frames. He has given up a total of 907 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.411 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.96 and he has faced 8,746 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Despaigne (111-114 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.07 ERA while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+114)
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