Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 10/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+115) Hanwha (-153)
Hanwha Life Eagles Park is the venue where Ryan Carpenter and the Hanwha Eagles (47-72, 10th in KBO) will play the Kia Tigers (47-68, 9th in KBO) on Saturday. The Eagles open this game at -153 while the Tigers are coming in at +115. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Seung Hyuk Han and Ryan Carpenter.
Kia has a slugging rate of .337 and have struck out 771 times, while drawing a walk on 515 occasions. They have accumulated 468 runs batted in and 1,008 hits on the season, while their team batting average comes in at .247. The Tigers have hit 157 doubles as a team and have hit 58 balls out of the park. They have tallied 486 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .338. As a team, the Kia Tigers are scoring 4.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 10th in the league.
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Seon-bin Kim is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kia. For his pro baseball career, Kim has hit 29 balls out of the park while driving in 443 runs. His career slugging percentage is .379 and he has racked up 1,510 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 4,608 times and has delivered a base hit 1,203 times. He has struck out 410 times and has been walked on 450 occasions, contributing to a .374 on-base percentage. Kim has accumulated a batting average of .302 for his baseball career, with 593 runs scored and an OPS of .753.
The Kia Tigers have 3,222 putouts on the year, as well as 1,137 assists and 92 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .979 which has them ranked 6th in KBO and have a total of 112 double plays. The Tigers have swiped 80 bases and have been caught 34 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 29.8%.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.50 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.54. Tigers pitchers have conceded 120 home runs and 662 runs in total (3rd in the league). Kia has surrendered 1,113 base knocks (9.3 per 9 innings) and 612 earned runs. The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.13 for the season (9th in the league), and their staff has rung up 806 batters.
Han has pitched in 328 innings and has accumulated 287 strikeouts during his career. Han (14-21 career mark) has a FIP of 6.37 and he has gone up against 1,517 batters in baseball. His ERA is 5.98 (218 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.713. He has surrendered 367 base hits (10.1 hits per nine innings) with 195 free passes.
Hanwha has tallied 76 home runs over the course of the season in addition to 509 runs batted in. They have put up 195 two-baggers, while walking 572 times as well as earning 548 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have recorded a team on-base percentage of .338 and a team batting average of .241 this year. The Eagles have a team slugging % of .350 and they are earning 4.25 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 1,141 occasions (1st in baseball) and have tallied 1,015 hits.
Jae-hun Choi is a batter who should impact this game for Hanwha. Over the course of the 1,766 official at-bats in his baseball career, Choi has accrued an average at the plate of .267 with 471 hits. He has hit a home run 18 times, with 134 total bases and also a .348 slugging %. Choi has drawn a free base 194 times while going down on strikes on 307 attempts. He is sitting with 216 runs in addition to having earned 169 runs batted in. His on-base % is .363 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .756.
In their 139 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 101 times and been caught 38 times (27.3% caught stealing percentage). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 109 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .978 (8th in KBO). The Eagles have racked up 1,118 assists, 102 errors and have a tally of 3,380 putouts during this campaign.
The Eagles have a WHIP of 1.497 with a FIP of 5.25 as a staff for the season. They have a ranking of 8th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,075. The Hanwha pitching staff have conceded 657 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.70 (588 earned runs allowed). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.49 (913 strikeouts vs 611 bases on balls). They have yielded 105 homers and they concede 5.25 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
In his pro career, Carpenter has surrendered 1,505 base knocks while he has totaled 1,324 punch outs in 1,447 innings. Carpenter (81-91 career win-loss mark) has a 4.35 ERA and has given up 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 699 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.319 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.27 and he has faced 5,840 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+115)
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