Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 4/3/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (-105) Doosan (-125)
Walker Lockett and the Doosan Bears (79-61, 3rd in KBO last season) play the Kia Tigers (73-71, 6th in KBO last year) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers open this contest at -105 while the Bears are coming in at -125. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Brooks and Walker Lockett.
Kia was slugging .404 and were rung up 957 times, while drawing a walk on 535 occasions last year. They recorded 692 runs batted in and 1,355 hits during the previous year, and their batting average was at .274. The Tigers earned 224 doubles as a team and knocked 130 baseballs out of the park. They earned 724 runs scored while having a team OBP of .351. As a unit, the Kia Tigers recorded 5.0 runs per game, which was 7th in KBO.
The Tigers had an earned run average of 5.13 in the prior season (8th in KBO), and the staff rung up 1,038 hitters. They walked 559 opposing batters and their FIP was 5.63 as a squad in the previous season. They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.86 and their pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.54. Tigers pitchers surrendered 120 home runs and also 795 runs in total (3rd in baseball).
Brooks was the owner of a FIP of 2.56. Aaron Brooks conceded 131 base hits in 151.1 innings pitched last year. He allowed 42 earned runs last year with a K/BB ratio of 5.4. He gave up 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he earned a WHIP of 1.024. His ERA was 2.50 and he struck out 130 batters. Brooks has taken the hill for 1,234 innings and is sitting with 949 K's thus far in his career. Brooks (81-64 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.89 while he has faced 5,208 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.50 (617 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.313. He has given up 1,381 hits (10.1 hits per nine innings) and has 240 free passes.
The Doosan Bears accounted for an OBP of .365 as well as a team batting average of .293 in the prior season. They struck out on 796 occasions (10th in KBO) and earned 1,477 hits. Doosan hit 125 HRs over the course of last year to go along with 778 runs batted in. The Bears had a team slugging % of .427 and they were earning 5.67 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They hit 263 doubles, while walking 551 times as well as scoring 816 runs.
The Doosan pitching staff allowed 695 runs over the course of last year while holding a team ERA of 4.31 (616 earned runs conceded). They allowed 109 dingers and they relinquished 4.87 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO). The Bears held a team WHIP of 1.457 and had a FIP of 4.87 as a team for the prior year. Their K/BB ratio came in at 2.19 (1,046 strikeouts against 478 walks). They finished at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,395.
Lockett had a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.7 with 8 total K's. He took the hill for 8 innings last season while conceding 10.1 H/9 (hits per 9 innings). Lockett gave up 9 hits while surrendering 5 ER's (5.63 ERA). His WHIP was 1.50 and he held a FIP of 5.63 last season. Lockett (32-36 career record) has a 4.47 ERA while giving up 10.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.13 and he has faced 2,729 batters so far in his career. He has allowed 311 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.358 and having a FIP of 5.5. So far in his pro career, Lockett has allowed 697 hits while he has totaled 479 punch outs in 626 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan (-125)
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