Hanwha Eagles vs NC Dinos Prediction, 6/5/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs NC Dinos
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+185) NC (-270)
Changwon NC Park is the site where Myung-gi Song and the NC Dinos (25-22, 6th in KBO) will take on the Hanwha Eagles (19-29, 9th in KBO) on Saturday. The Dinos open this game at -270 while the Eagles are coming in at +185. The O/U has been set at 10.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Ryan Carpenter and Myung-gi Song.
The Eagles have recorded 71 doubles as a team and have knocked 24 balls out of the park. Hanwha is slugging .338 and have struck out 425 times, while drawing a walk on 213 occasions. As a unit, the Hanwha Eagles are notching 4.3 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 9th in KBO. They have earned 191 RBI's and 375 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .238. They have racked up 205 runs and hold an OBP of .333.
Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who should impact this game for Hanwha. In his pro baseball career, Ha has slapped 37 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 226 runs. His career slugging percentage is .380 and he has racked up 728 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he faced a pitcher 2,083 times and has come through with a base hit 511 times. He has struck out 496 times and has been walked on 113 occasions, contributing to a .315 on-base percentage. Ha has earned a batting average of .267 in his time in baseball, with 264 runs scored and an OPS of .695.
The Eagles have stolen 37 bags and have been thrown out 11 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 22.9%. The Hanwha Eagles have earned a total of 1,263 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 411 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .979 which has them sitting 6th in the league and have a total of 38 double plays.
The Eagles have an earned run average of 4.68 so far this year (7th in KBO), and the staff has struck out 341 batters. Hanwha has conceded 386 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) as well as 219 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.31 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.53. Eagles pitchers have allowed 41 long balls and 246 runs in total (4th in the league).
Carpenter (78-84 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.78 while going up against 5,450 opposing hitters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 1,419 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 368 free passes. His ERA is 4.32 (652 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.314. Carpenter has taken the ball for 1,359 innings and has racked up 1,231 strikeouts so far in his pro career.
NC has accounted for 70 long balls this year to go along with 267 runs batted in. They have notched 78 doubles, while taking a walk 201 times as well as putting up 279 runs. The NC Dinos have a team OBP of .365 and a team batting average of .275 this year. The Dinos hold a slugging percentage of .453 and they are recording 5.81 runs per game (1st in KBO). They have been rung up on 340 occasions (6th in baseball) and have a total of 460 base knocks.
Sung-Bum Na is a batter who should impact this game for NC. Over the course of the 3,885 official at-bats in his pro career, Na has accrued an average at the plate of .315 and has racked up 1,224 base knocks. He has gone deep 190 times, as well as 2,102 total bases and a .541 slugging percentage. Na has drawn a walk 346 times while fanning on 956 attempts. He has amassed 753 runs and has 768 runs batted in. His OBP sits at .383 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .924.
In their 36 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 22 times and been caught 14 times (38.9% caught stealing percentage). The NC Dinos have twisted 41 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .977 (8th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have 426 assists, 39 errors and have a tally of 1,268 putouts this year.
The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.544 and have a FIP of 5.15 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.79 (366 strikeouts against 204 walks). They sit at 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 448. They have conceded 39 dingers and they relinquish 5.15 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The NC pitching staff have allowed 242 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.52 (212 earned runs conceded).
So far in his pro career, Song has conceded 125 base knocks while totaling 100 strikeouts in 117 innings. He has allowed a total of 62 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.504 and having a FIP of 4.8. His K/BB ratio is 1.92 and he has faced 516 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Song (11-5 career mark) holds a 4.74 earned run average while allowing 9.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+185)
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