Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz Prediction, 6/11/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+131) KT (-175)
Hyeong Jun So and the KT Wiz (27-23, 5th in KBO) host the Hanwha Eagles (20-31, 9th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Friday. The Wiz open this contest at -175 while the Eagles are priced at +131. The over/under is set at 10. The pitchers who are expected to start are Ki Joong Kim and Hyeong Jun So.
The Eagles have accounted for 75 doubles as a team and have hit 29 balls out of the stadium. Hanwha is slugging .345 and have been called out on strikes 453 times, while drawing a walk on 231 occasions. As a unit, the Hanwha Eagles are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. They have accumulated 207 RBI's in addition to 401 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .239. They have earned a total of 222 runs and have an on-base percentage of .335.
Si-hwan Noh is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. In his career, Noh has slapped 24 baseballs out of the park while driving in 102 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped into the batters box 784 times and has reached base with a base hit 157 times. Noh has recorded a batting average of .224 for his baseball career, in addition to 90 scored runs and an OPS of .682. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .383 and he has a total of 269 bases. He has gone down on strikes 244 times and has walked on 69 at-bats, which has contributed to a .299 on-base percentage.
The Eagles have swiped 40 bags and have been caught 13 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 24.5%. The Hanwha Eagles have amassed 1,338 putouts on the campaign, as well as 431 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding rate is at .980 which is 6th in the league and have a total of 41 double plays.
The Eagles have an ERA of 4.82 so far this year (8th in the league), and the staff has rung up 355 batters. Hanwha has given up 418 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) and 239 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.29 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.56. Eagles pitchers have conceded 45 long balls and 268 runs in total (3rd in baseball).
Kim has pitched in 4 frames and is sitting with 3 punch outs thus far in his career. Kim (0-1 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 2.25 while facing 18 batters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 2.25 (1 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.750. He has surrendered 6 base knocks (13.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 1 walks.
The KT Wiz hold an on-base percentage of .373 as well as a team batting average of .277 on the year. They have been rung up on 384 occasions (3rd in baseball) and are sitting with 478 base hits. KT has hit 34 home runs this year and 261 RBIs. The Wiz have a team SLG% of .393 and they have an average of 5.58 runs per game (2nd in KBO). They have recorded 87 two-baggers, while taking a walk 247 times as well as putting up 279 runs.
Baek-ho Kang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Kang has tallied a free base 211 times while going down on strikes on 333 plate appearances. He has scored 302 runs and also has 285 RBIs. His on-base % is .404 and he has earned a career OPS of .934. He has gone yard 72 times, with 877 bases in total and a .530 slugging %. During the 1,655 official at-bats in his pro career, Kang has recorded a batting average of .328 in addition to having 543 base hits.
Out of their 47 tries at swiping a bag, they have been successful 34 times and been caught 13 times (27.7% caught stealing rate). The KT Wiz have turned 46 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .976 (9th in the league). The Wiz have racked up 535 assists, 46 errors and have amassed 1,333 putouts during this campaign.
The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.477 and have a FIP of 4.96 as a staff on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.66 (361 strikeouts vs 217 walks). They are currently ranked 8th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 439. They have given up 32 homers and they relinquish 4.96 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO). The KT pitching staff have surrendered 245 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.34 (214 earned runs yielded).
So far in his career, So has given up 188 base hits while earning 130 strikeouts in 178 innings pitched. So (15-8 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.13 ERA while surrendering 9.5 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 82 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.444 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.86 and he has gone up against 776 opposing hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha (+131)
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