Kia Tigers vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 4/6/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+125) Kiwoom (-135)
Gocheok Sky Dome is the site where Won-tae Choi and the Kiwoom Heroes (80-63, 5th in KBO last year) will take on the Kia Tigers (73-71, 6th in KBO last season) on Tuesday. The Tigers open this game at +125 while the Heroes are priced at -135. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers expected to start will be Daniel Mengden and Won-tae Choi.
Kia was slugging .404 and were rung up 957 times last season, while being walked on 535 occasions. They earned 692 RBI's in addition to 1,355 base knocks in the previous season, while their average at the plate was .274. The Tigers recorded 224 two-baggers as a squad and smacked 130 baseballs out of the stadium. They tallied 724 runs scored and have an OBP of .351. As a team, the Kia Tigers scored 5.0 runs per game, which had them at 7th in baseball.
The Tigers finished with a team ERA of 5.13 last season (8th in the league), and their staff rung up 1,038 hitters. They accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.86 and their pitching staff finished with a WHIP of 1.54. Tigers pitchers allowed 120 long balls in addition to 795 runs in total (3rd in baseball). Their pitching staff walked 559 opposing hitters and their FIP was 5.63 as a unit over the course of the prior season.
Daniel Mengden surrendered 14 base knocks in 12.1 innings he pitched last season. His ERA was 3.65 and he struck out 10 batters. He conceded 5 ER's throughout last season and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.4. He allowed 10.2 H/9 and he earned a WHIP of 1.703. Mengden held a FIP of 3.65. Mengden has taken the mound for 959 frames and is sitting with 835 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Mengden (62-51 career record) holds a FIP of 4.03 while facing 3,822 opposing hitters in baseball. His ERA is 3.63 (387 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.191. He has surrendered 866 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 277 free passes.
The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with an on-base percentage of .355 in addition to a team batting average of .269 over the course of last year. They were rung up on 1,030 occasions (3rd in baseball) and earned a total of 1,332 hits. Kiwoom accounted for 127 home runs in the previous season and 713 runs batted in. The Heroes had a team slugging percentage of .408 and they scored 5.27 runs per outing (5th in the league). They had 254 doubles, while walking 608 times and scoring 759 runs.
The Heroes had a team WHIP of 1.392 in addition to having a FIP of 4.86 as a team over the course of last season. They finished at 8th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,336. The Kiwoom pitching staff surrendered 692 runs over the course of the prior season while having an ERA of 4.39 (624 earned runs yielded). They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.13 (950 strikeouts against 446 bases on balls). They allowed 126 homers and they allowed 4.86 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO).
Choi had a K/BB ratio of 1.8 with 67 total K's. He took the hill for 110.0 innings last year while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings. Choi allowed 115 hits while he conceded 62 earned runs (5.07 ERA). His WHIP was 1.38 and he had a FIP of 5.56 over the course of last year. In his pro career, Choi has surrendered 674 base knocks while earning 441 strikeouts in 612 innings pitched. He has surrendered 303 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.371 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and he has faced 2,651 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Choi (44-28 career record) holds a 4.46 ERA while allowing 9.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom (-135)
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