Hanwha Eagles vs NC Dinos Prediction, 4/17/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs NC Dinos
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+130) NC (-150)
Myung-gi Song and the NC Dinos (6-4, 2nd in KBO) host the Hanwha Eagles (4-6, 8th in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Saturday. The Eagles open this contest at +130 while the Dinos are coming in at -150. The O/U is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Ryan Carpenter and Myung-gi Song.
The Eagles have compiled 16 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 3 balls out of the stadium. Hanwha owns a slugging percentage of .316 and have been called out on strikes 95 times, while being walked on 36 occasions. As a squad, the Hanwha Eagles are notching 4.4 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 7th in baseball. They have amassed 40 runs batted in and 80 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .241. They have accumulated 44 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .322.
Joo-Suk Ha is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. In his MLB career, Ha has hit 33 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 205 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .379 and he has a total of 677 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he approached the plate 1,931 times and has notched a base knock 478 times. He has been struck out 466 times and has taken a walk on 93 occasions, which has contributed to a .310 on-base percentage. Ha has earned a batting average of .267 in his time in baseball, with 239 runs scored and an OPS of .689.
The Eagles have swiped 12 bags and have been gunned down 1 time, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 7.7%. The Hanwha Eagles have a total of 257 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 88 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them ranked 6th in KBO and have accumulated 7 double plays.
The Eagles hold a team ERA of 3.70 for the year (4th in baseball), and they have struck out 71 hitters. Eagles pitchers have surrendered 7 long balls and also 41 runs in total (8th in baseball). Hanwha has surrendered 68 base hits (7.2 per 9 innings) as well as 35 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.54 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34.
Carpenter (76-80 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.82 while he has gone up against 5,244 batters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 1,383 base hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 346 free passes. His earned run average is 4.36 (636 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.318. Carpenter has pitched in 1,311 innings and has tallied 1,181 K's during his career.
The NC Dinos have compiled a team on-base percentage of .349 as well as a batting average of .243 this year. They have been rung up on 79 occasions (4th in the league) and have tallied 81 base hits. NC has a total of 14 long balls on the season in addition to 56 RBIs. The Dinos hold a slugging % of .425 and they are recording 5.60 runs per game (2nd in KBO). They have hit 17 doubles, while walking 38 times and notching 56 runs.
Sung-Bum Na is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Na has recorded a free base 330 times while going down on strikes on 919 chances. His OBP is .383 and he is the owner of a lifetime OPS of .926. Over the course of the 3,731 at-bats in his pro career, Na has earned a batting average of .317 with 1,181 base hits. He has tallied 726 runs in addition to having 743 runs batted in. He has gone yard 182 times, as well as 2,027 total bases and also a .543 slugging percentage.
The NC Dinos have twisted 10 double plays and have a fielding rate of .965 (10th in KBO). The Dinos have accrued 96 assists, 13 errors and have earned a total of 267 putouts so far this season. Out of their 11 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 5 times and been caught 6 times (54.5% caught stealing percentage).
The Dinos have a team WHIP of 1.506 and have a FIP of 4.85 as a team on the campaign. They are currently ranked 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 95. The NC pitching staff have surrendered 48 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.25 (42 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.95 (76 strikeouts against 39 free passes). They have conceded 6 long balls and they concede 4.85 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Song has surrendered 92 base hits while accumulating 80 strikeouts in 98 innings pitched. Song (10-3 career mark) is the owner of a 3.94 earned run average while allowing 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 43 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.363 and a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.90 and he has gone up against 418 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha (+130)
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