Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 6/3/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+120) Hanwha (-166)
Ki-Yeong Lim and the Kia Tigers (19-27, 8th in KBO) head to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Hanwha Eagles (19-28, 9th in KBO). The odds on this game have the Tigers coming in at +120 and the Eagles are at -166. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Ki-Yeong Lim and Ryan Carpenter.
As a squad, the Kia Tigers are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in KBO. They have a total of 193 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .350. The Tigers have accrued 56 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 16 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 187 RBI's as well as 408 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate is at .258. Kia is slugging .335 and have been called out on strikes 303 times, while being walked on 208 occasions.
Seon-bin Kim is a hitter who should impact this game for Kia. In his career, Kim has slapped 24 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 408 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he faced a pitcher 4,295 times and got on base with a base hit 1,118 times. Kim has accrued an average at the plate of .302 in his time in baseball, in addition to 562 scored runs and an OPS of .749. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .375 and he has totaled 1,390 bases. He has been struck out 393 times and has taken a walk on 417 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .374 OBP.
The Kia Tigers have a total of 1,244 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 469 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 1st in the league and have accumulated 47 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 37 bases and have been thrown out 14 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 27.5%.
The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 5.39 so far this year (9th in the league), and their staff has struck out 321 hitters. Kia has given up 433 base knocks (9.4 per 9 innings) and also 248 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.38 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.61. Tigers pitchers have given up 43 home runs and also 266 runs (2nd in baseball).
Lim has taken the mound for 499 innings and has earned 360 strikeouts so far in his pro career. His ERA is 5.13 (285 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.545. He has given up 627 hits (11.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 145 walks. Lim (30-34 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.66 and he has faced 2,240 opposing batters during his time in baseball.
The Hanwha Eagles have recorded a team OBP of .333 as well as a batting average of .239 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 417 occasions (1st in the league) and are sitting with 370 base hits. Hanwha has a total of 23 home runs so far this season to go along with 188 RBIs. The Eagles have a SLG% of .339 and they are recording 4.30 runs per game (8th in KBO). They have hit 71 doubles, while walking 204 times as well as recording 202 runs.
Si-hwan Noh is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Noh has drawn a walk 64 times while being called out on strikes on 237 attempts. His on-base percentage sits at .298 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .677. For the 688 at-bats in his pro career, Noh has earned a batting average of .225 with 155 hits. He has compiled 88 runs and also has 97 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 22 times, with 261 bases in total and a .379 slugging %.
Out of their 46 tries at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 37 times and been caught 9 times (19.6% caught stealing percentage). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 36 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .979 (7th in KBO). The Eagles have 397 assists, 35 errors and have amassed 1,236 putouts during this campaign.
The Eagles have a team WHIP of 1.529 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.26 as a pitching staff for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.31 (333 strikeouts against 254 free passes). They come in at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 376. They have given up 41 home runs and they surrender 5.26 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Hanwha pitching staff have given up 241 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.70 (215 earned runs relinquished).
Carpenter (78-84 career mark) holds a 4.32 ERA and has conceded 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.35 and he has gone up against 5,450 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 652 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.314 and a FIP of 4.8. Thus far in his career, Carpenter has allowed 1,419 hits and he has 1,231 punch outs in 1,359 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia (+120)
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