Kia Tigers vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 6/25/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (-116) Kiwoom (+120)
Yu-sin Kim and the Kia Tigers (24-38, 10th in KBO) head to Gocheok Sky Dome on Friday where they'll take on the Kiwoom Heroes (31-35, 7th in KBO). The odds on this game have the Tigers priced at -116 and the Heroes are at +120. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Yu-sin Kim and Jake Brigham.
The Tigers have accumulated 76 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 21 balls out of the park. Kia has a slugging percentage of .329 and have been called out on strikes 401 times, while getting the free base on 277 occasions. As a team, the Kia Tigers are putting up 3.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 10th in KBO. They have accumulated 229 runs batted in as well as 533 hits this year, and their team batting average is sitting at .252. They are sitting with 236 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .346.
Seon-bin Kim is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kia. In his career, Kim has slapped 24 balls out of the park while driving in 415 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he approached the plate 4,361 times and got on base with a base knock 1,140 times. Kim is sitting with a batting avereage of .303 for his career in baseball, with 566 runs scored and an OPS of .751. His career slugging percentage is .376 and he has a total of 1,416 bases. He has gone down on strikes 393 times and earned a walk on 425 occasions, contributing to a .375 OBP.
The Tigers have swiped 45 bags and have been thrown out 16 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 26.2%. The Kia Tigers have a total of 1,655 putouts thus far, in addition to 608 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 5th in the league and they have twisted 58 double plays.
The Tigers have a team earned run average of 5.50 on the campaign (9th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 415 batters. Kia has surrendered 575 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 337 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.31 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.62. Tigers pitchers have conceded 61 home runs in addition to 357 total runs (2nd in KBO).
Kim has pitched in 49 innings and has tallied 25 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 8.82 (48 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.653. He has conceded 51 base hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 30 free passes. Kim (0-5 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 9.00 while he has gone up against 221 opposing batters during his time in baseball.
The Kiwoom Heroes have tallied an on-base percentage of .352 as well as a team batting average of .257 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 505 occasions (2nd in the league) and have a total of 579 hits. Kiwoom has accounted for 42 home runs for the season and 312 runs batted in. The Heroes have a slugging percentage of .379 and they are scoring 5.11 runs per game (6th in baseball). The have tallied 121 two-baggers, while taking a walk 306 times and putting up 337 runs.
Jung-hoo Lee is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Lee has earned a free base 246 times while going down on strikes on 231 tries. He has scored 417 runs and racked up 313 runs batted in. His on-base % is .402 and he also has a career OPS of .875. He has gone deep 31 times, with 1,122 total bases and a .473 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,372 at-bats in his career, Lee has accumulated a batting average of .338 in addition to having 802 hits.
The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 73 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .979 (7th in the league). The Heroes have accrued 689 assists, 53 errors and have notched a total of 1,754 putouts this year. Of their 52 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 36 times and been caught 16 times (30.8% caught stealing rate).
The Heroes are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.488 in addition to having a FIP of 4.86 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.65 (446 strikeouts against 271 bases on balls). They come in at 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 598. They have yielded 59 home runs and they surrender 4.86 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO). The Kiwoom pitching staff have allowed 316 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.25 (276 earned runs yielded).
Brigham (98-90 mark in his career) holds a 4.08 ERA and has given up 9.0 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.43 and he has faced 7,281 hitters thus far in his career. He has conceded 767 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.342 and having a FIP of 4.8. During his career, Brigham has surrendered 1,683 hits while tallying 1,426 K's in 1,691 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kia (-116)
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