Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 6/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+129) Hanwha (-181)
Min-woo Kim and the Hanwha Eagles (18-28, 9th in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (19-26, 8th in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Wednesday. The Tigers open this contest at +129 while the Eagles are priced at -181. The over/under opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Eui Lee Lee and Min-woo Kim.
As a team, the Kia Tigers are scoring 4.3 runs per game, which is 9th in baseball. They have accumulated 192 runs while holding a team OBP of .352. The Tigers have accounted for 56 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 16 balls out of the park. They have compiled 186 RBI's and 401 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is .259. Kia has a slugging rate of .337 and have been rung up 298 times, while being walked on 204 occasions.
Preston Tucker is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. Tucker has compiled an average at the plate of .279 for his career, with 719 scored runs and an OPS of .833. He has been struck out 774 times and earned a walk on 482 occasions, contributing to a .352 on-base %. In his professional baseball career, Tucker has slapped 199 balls out of the park while driving in 801 runs. His slugging percentage is .481 and he has totaled 2,187 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to the plate 5,117 times and came through with a base base knock 1,269 times.
The Tigers have swiped 37 bags and have been thrown out 13 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 26.0%. The Kia Tigers have a tally of 1,220 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 458 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 1st in the league and have 46 double plays.
The Tigers have an earned run average of 5.32 so far this year (9th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 313 hitters. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 41 home runs and 257 runs in total (2nd in baseball). Kia has given up 421 base knocks (9.3 per 9 innings) and also 240 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.35 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.61.
Lee has taken the hill for 39 innings and has totaled 46 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 4.62 (20 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.385. He has allowed 31 base knocks (7.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 23 free passes. Lee (1-1 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 5.31 while going up against 167 batters in baseball.
The Hanwha Eagles have an on-base percentage of .332 in addition to a team batting average of .237 this year. They have struck out on 409 occasions (1st in baseball) and have recorded 358 base knocks. Hanwha has accounted for 21 HRs on the year and 179 RBIs. The Eagles have a team slugging % of .333 and they score 4.20 runs per game (10th in the league). They have 68 two-baggers, while taking a walk 202 times as well as notching 193 runs.
Ryon Healy is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. For the 4,058 official at-bats in his baseball career, Healy has an average at the plate of .284 in addition to 1,154 base knocks. He has homered 143 times, with 1,847 total bases and also a .455 slugging percentage. Healy has drawn a walk 250 times while striking out on 783 chances. He has tallied 523 runs in addition to having earned 625 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .328 and he holds a career OPS of .783.
The Hanwha Eagles have twisted 35 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (7th in Korean baseball). The Eagles have accrued 389 assists, 35 errors and are sitting with 1,209 putouts on the campaign. Of their 46 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 37 times and been caught 9 times (19.6% caught stealing rate).
The Eagles have a WHIP of 1.536 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.36 as a staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.31 (328 strikeouts against 250 walks). They rank 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 369. They have given up 41 long balls and they allow 5.36 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO). The Hanwha pitching staff have conceded 240 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.78 (214 earned runs conceded).
Kim (19-34 career win-loss record) has earned a 5.67 ERA while surrendering 9.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.60 and he has faced 2,024 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has allowed 278 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.590 and having a FIP of 6.2. During his pro baseball career, Kim has conceded 480 base knocks while he has tallied 353 strikeouts in 441 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+129)
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