Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz Prediction, 6/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+179) KT (-250)
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the site where Odrisamer Despaigne and the KT Wiz (29-23, 3rd in KBO) will play the Hanwha Eagles (22-32, 9th in KBO) on Saturday. The Eagles open this matchup at +179 while the Wiz are coming in at -250. The over/under opens at 10.5. The men taking the mound are See-hwan Chang and Odrisamer Despaigne.
As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are putting up 4.2 runs per outing, which is 9th in KBO. They have a total of 229 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .332. The Eagles have hit 80 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 29 balls out of the stadium. They have 210 runs batted in and 413 hits so far this year, while their team batting average is at .234. Hanwha has a slugging % of .338 and have been called out on strikes 479 times, while taking a walk on 244 occasions.
Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who should impact this game for Hanwha. For his career, Ha has hit 37 baseballs out of the park while driving in 226 runs. For his time in baseball, he stepped up to the plate 2,109 times and has come through with a hit 519 times. Ha has an average at the plate of .267 for his time in baseball, in addition to 267 scored runs and an OPS of .696. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .381 in addition to having tallied 739 bases. He has fanned 502 times and has taken a walk on 115 at-bats, contributing to a .315 on-base percentage.
The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with 1,419 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 453 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .978 which has them ranked 8th in KBO and have a total of 42 double plays. The Eagles have swiped 40 bags and have been thrown out 14 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 25.9%.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.32 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.53. Eagles pitchers have given up 47 home runs and also 276 total runs (3rd in baseball). Hanwha has given up 433 base knocks (8.2 per 9 innings) as well as 245 earned runs. The Eagles have compiled a team earned run average of 4.66 so far this year (7th in the league), and they have rung up 382 batters.
Chang has pitched in 561 innings and has racked up 487 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 8.52 (343 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.985. He has surrendered 635 base hits (10.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 313 free passes. Chang (21-55 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 8.92 and he has gone up against 2,597 opposing hitters in baseball.
The KT Wiz have recorded an on-base percentage of .374 in addition to a team batting average of .279 on the year. They have struck out on 393 instances (5th in baseball) and have notched a total of 502 base hits. KT has accumulated 37 long balls so far this season to go along with 270 RBIs. The Wiz have a team slugging percentage of .397 and they score 5.58 runs per outing (2nd in KBO). They have 90 two-baggers, while taking a walk 254 times and scoring 290 runs.
Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who should impact this game for KT. Bae has drawn a walk 112 times while striking out on 249 occasions. He has compiled 160 runs in addition to having earned 102 RBIs. His OBP sits at .352 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .729. He has gone deep 17 times, as well as 347 total bases and also a .377 slugging %. During the 920 at-bats in his career, Bae has earned a batting average of .267 with 246 base hits.
Of their 47 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 34 times and been caught 13 times (27.7% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have turned 46 double plays and have a fielding rate of .976 (9th in KBO). The Wiz have recorded 550 assists, 47 errors and have amassed 1,387 putouts over the course of the season.
The KT pitching staff have surrendered 250 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.27 (219 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 34 HR's and they concede 4.87 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.452 with a FIP of 4.87 as a staff on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.70 (375 strikeouts vs 221 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 450.
So far in his career, Despaigne has conceded 1,958 hits and he has 1,414 K's in 1,905 frames. He has conceded a total of 861 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.412 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.93 and he has gone up against 8,302 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Despaigne (105-109 record in his career) holds a 4.07 ERA while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+179)
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