Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 8/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+117) Doosan (-156)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the venue where Won-joon Choi and the Doosan Bears (38-41, 7th in KBO) will take on the Kia Tigers (33-44, 9th in KBO) on Thursday. The Tigers open this matchup at +117 while the Bears are priced at -156. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Daniel Mengden and Won-joon Choi.
Kia is slugging .336 and have been rung up 518 times, while taking a walk on 339 occasions. They have tallied 306 runs batted in and 666 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate is at .249. The Tigers have hit 100 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 35 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 317 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .340. As a squad, the Kia Tigers are notching 4.0 runs per contest, which is 9th in the league.
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Seon-bin Kim is a hitter who should impact this game for Kia. In his career, Kim has hit 27 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 427 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .379 and he has totaled 1,453 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to the plate 4,438 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,161 times. He has fanned 401 times and has walked on 429 occasions, contributing to a .374 on-base percentage. Kim has accumulated a batting average of .303 for his time in baseball, with 574 runs scored and an OPS of .753.
The Kia Tigers have earned a total of 2,106 putouts for the season, as well as 756 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which is 4th in the league and have 69 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 54 bases and have been gunned down 23 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 29.9%.
The Tigers have an ERA of 5.24 on the year (9th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 536 hitters. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 79 home runs in addition to 431 runs in total (4th in the league). Kia has surrendered 712 base knocks (9.1 per 9 innings) and 409 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.37 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.57.
Mengden (65-53 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.03 while he has faced 4,037 opposing hitters in baseball. He has given up 914 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 296 free passes. His earned run average is 3.64 (408 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.198. Mengden has thrown 1,010 frames and has racked up 880 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Doosan Bears have tallied an on-base percentage of .357 and a batting average of .274 on the year. They have struck out on 536 instances (7th in baseball) and have totaled 749 base hits. Doosan has recorded 71 home runs for the year to go along with 395 RBIs. The Bears have a slugging percentage of .405 and they score 5.24 runs per outing (4th in baseball). They have recorded 126 two-baggers, while taking a walk 327 times as well as scoring 414 runs.
Seok-Hwan Yang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Yang has recorded a free base 123 times while fanning on 399 tries. His on-base rate is .314 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .754. In the 1,905 at-bats in his career, Yang has recorded a batting average of .266 with 507 base hits. He has compiled 225 runs and racked up 317 runs batted in. He has gone yard 72 times, with 838 bases in total and also a .440 slugging %.
The Doosan Bears have turned 72 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (1st in KBO). The Bears have racked up 747 assists, 45 errors and have a tally of 2,096 putouts this season. Of their 70 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 47 times and been caught 23 times (32.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Bears have a team WHIP of 1.538 in addition to having a FIP of 4.94 as a pitching staff so far this year. They are currently ranked 5th in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 756. The Doosan pitching staff have given up 384 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.49 (349 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.71 (545 strikeouts vs 319 bases on balls). They have conceded 64 long balls and they concede 4.94 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball).
Choi (18-5 career mark) has earned a 3.55 ERA while surrendering 9.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.66 and he has gone up against 1,196 batters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 109 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.327 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. During his career, Choi has conceded 293 base hits while accumulating 197 K's in 276 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+117)
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