Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 8/17/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+137) Doosan (-185)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Young-ha Lee and the Doosan Bears (38-41, 7th in KBO) will take on the Kia Tigers (33-44, 9th in KBO) on Tuesday. The Bears open this game at -185 while the Tigers are coming in at +137. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Hyun-soo Kim and Young-ha Lee.
Kia has a slugging percentage of .336 and have been called out on strikes 518 times, while drawing a walk on 339 occasions. They have compiled 306 RBI's as well as 666 base knocks this year, and their team batting average comes in at .249. The Tigers have hit 100 doubles as a squad and have knocked 35 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 317 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .340. As a team, the Kia Tigers are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in baseball.
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Tae-Jin Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Kim has hit .286 for his time in baseball, with 77 scored runs and an OPS of .714. He has fanned 108 times and has gotten a free base on 37 occasions, contributing to a .324 on-base %. In his career, Kim has slapped 6 balls out of the park while driving in 70 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .369 in addition to having tallied 236 bases. In his time in the Majors, he came to the plate 692 times and has delivered with a hit 183 times.
The Tigers have swiped 54 bases and have been gunned down 23 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 29.9%. The Kia Tigers are sitting with 2,106 putouts this year, as well as 756 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which ranks 4th in Korean baseball and have accumulated 69 double plays.
The Tigers have an earned run average of 5.24 over the course of the season (9th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 536 batters. Kia has allowed 712 base hits (9.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 409 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.37 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.57. Tigers pitchers have allowed 79 long balls and also 431 runs (4th in the league).
Kim has taken the mound for 61 frames and is sitting with 37 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Kim (2-3 career record) has a FIP of 6.90 and he has faced 300 batters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 6.31 (43 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.908. He has allowed 70 base knocks (10.3 hits per nine innings) with 47 free passes.
The Doosan Bears have accounted for a team OBP of .357 in addition to a batting average of .274 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 536 occasions (7th in KBO) and have earned 749 base hits. Doosan has knocked in 71 home runs so far this season to go along with 395 RBIs. The Bears have a SLG% of .405 and they have an average of 5.24 runs per contest (4th in KBO). They have put up 126 doubles, while getting a free base 327 times and recording 414 runs.
Jose Miguel Fernandez is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. In the 4,608 at-bats in his baseball career, Fernandez has earned a batting average of .321 and has racked up 1,481 base hits. He has hit the long ball 119 times, with 2,077 total bases and also a .451 slugging percentage. Fernandez has drawn a free base 507 times while going down on strikes on 329 plate appearances. He has scored 701 runs and has 712 RBIs. His OBP is .396 and he also has a career OPS of .847.
In their 70 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 47 times and been caught 23 times (32.9% caught stealing rate). The Doosan Bears have turned 72 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (1st in KBO). The Bears have 747 assists, 45 errors and have a tally of 2,096 putouts this season.
The Bears have a WHIP of 1.538 in addition to having a FIP of 4.94 as a staff over the course of the season. They are sitting at 5th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 756. The Doosan pitching staff have given up 384 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.49 (349 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.71 (545 strikeouts against 319 walks). They have relinquished 64 long balls and they allow 4.94 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball).
Lee (36-25 mark in his career) holds a 4.86 earned run average while giving up 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.37 and he has faced 2,184 batters thus far in his career. He has given up 263 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.541 and a FIP of 5.2. During his pro baseball career, Lee has conceded 527 base knocks while totaling 306 K's in 487 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+137)
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