Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz Prediction, 4/3/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+125) KT (-135)
Odrisamer Despaigne and the KT Wiz (81-62, 2nd in KBO last season) play the Hanwha Eagles (46-95, 10th in KBO last year) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday. The Wiz open this game at -135 while the Eagles are priced at +125. The total opens at 8. The starting pitchers are Nick Kingham and Odrisamer Despaigne.
The Eagles tallied 195 doubles as a team and hit 79 baseballs out of the park last season. Hanwha owned a slugging percentage of .338 and struck out 1,163 times, while taking a walk on 462 occasions. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles knocked in 3.8 runs per outing, which ranked them 10th in KBO. They compiled 523 RBI's in addition to 1,189 hits for the prior year, while their team batting average came in at .245. They notched a total of 551 runs while having a team OBP of .320.
The Eagles held a team earned run average of 5.28 over the course of the prior season (9th in the league), and their staff rung up 1,019 hitters. Their pitching staff walked 609 batters and their FIP came in at 5.83 as a team in the previous season. They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.67 and their pitching staff had a team WHIP of 1.59. Eagles pitchers conceded 158 home runs and 820 total runs (2nd in KBO).
Nick Kingham conceded 16 base knocks in 10.2 innings in which he pitched last season. His earned run average sat at 6.75 and he punched out 6 opposing batters. He surrendered 8 ER's last season with a K/BB ratio of 1.5. He conceded 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he held a WHIP of 1.875. Kingham had a FIP of 9.28. Kingham (54-55 career mark) has a FIP of 4.43 and he has faced 3,847 batters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 881 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 263 walks. His ERA is 3.92 (397 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.256. Kingham has taken the mound for 910 innings and has earned 774 K's during his KBO career.
KT tallied 163 home runs for the prior year as well as 767 RBIs. They have 238 two-baggers, while taking a walk 554 times and earning 813 runs. The KT Wiz recorded a team on-base percentage of .358 in addition to a team batting average of .284 for the prior year. The Wiz held a team slugging % of .436 and they averaged 5.65 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They struck out on 1,097 occasions (2nd in the league) and notched a total of 1,432 hits.
The KT pitching staff relinquished 715 runs last year while holding a team ERA of 4.54 (651 earned runs given up). They surrendered 118 HR's and they surrendered 4.99 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Wiz had a WHIP of 1.457 and had a FIP of 4.99 as a pitching staff in the prior season. They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.62 (848 strikeouts against 523 bases on balls). They were sitting at 4th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,357.
Despaigne gave up 233 base knocks while conceding 100 ER's (4.33 ERA). His WHIP sat at 1.45 and he earned a FIP of 4.55 over the course of last year. He took the hill for 207.2 innings last year while allowing 10.1 hits per 9 innings. Despaigne earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.2 with 152 total punch outs. Despaigne (100-105 record in his career) has earned a 4.13 earned run average while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.93 and he has gone up against 8,010 opposing hitters during his KBO career. He has surrendered 843 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.417 and a FIP of 4.6. During his pro baseball career, Despaigne has given up 1,904 hits while tallying 1,352 K's in 1,836 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+125)
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