Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 4/30/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (-105) KT (-115)
Young-pyo Ko and the KT Wiz (11-9, 3rd in KBO) play the Kia Tigers (10-10, 6th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Friday. The Wiz open this contest at -115 while the Tigers are coming in at -105. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Daniel Mengden and Young-pyo Ko.
As a unit, the Kia Tigers are earning 4.3 runs per outing, which is 9th in the league. They have accounted for 85 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .341. The Tigers have accrued 27 doubles as a squad and have knocked 4 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 83 RBI's in addition to 177 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is .250. Kia has a slugging percentage of .319 and have been rung up 141 times, while drawing a walk on 92 occasions.
Won-joon Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. For his career, Choi has hit 11 balls over the fence while driving in 127 runs. For his time in baseball, he stepped into the batters box 1,296 times and came through with a base hit 329 times. Choi has recorded a batting average of .284 for his time in baseball, with 199 scored runs and an OPS of .725. His career slugging percentage is .386 in addition to racking up 448 bases. He has struck out 182 times and has taken a walk on 86 at-bats, contributing to a .339 on-base percentage.
The Kia Tigers have a tally of 560 putouts on the year, as well as 192 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .992 which puts them in 1st in KBO and have earned 15 double plays. The Tigers have swiped 17 bags and have been thrown out 4 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 19.0%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.30 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.50. Tigers pitchers have allowed 18 home runs and also 100 runs (5th in KBO). Kia has conceded 175 base hits (8.5 per 9 innings) and 95 earned runs. The Tigers hold a team ERA of 4.59 this year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 137 batters.
Mengden has pitched in 982 innings and is sitting with 859 K's during his pro baseball career. Mengden (63-52 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.03 and he has faced 3,912 batters during his time in baseball. His ERA is 3.64 (397 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.188. He has allowed 885 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 282 walks.
The KT Wiz have tallied a team on-base percentage of .389 and a batting average of .293 this season. They have been rung up on 130 occasions (8th in KBO) and have accounted for 205 base hits. KT has hit 11 HRs on the season as well as 107 RBIs. The Wiz have a slugging percentage of .398 and they tally 5.85 runs per game (1st in the league). They have 30 doubles, while taking a walk 107 times as well as notching 117 runs.
Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Bae has earned a walk 92 times while being called out on strikes on 224 occasions. His on-base % is .346 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .718. Over the course of the 802 at-bats in his professional career, Bae has compiled an average at the plate of .266 with 213 base hits. He has recorded 132 runs in addition to having earned 87 runs batted in. He has homered 15 times, as well as 298 bases in total and a .372 slugging %.
The KT Wiz have turned 20 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .978 (6th in Korean baseball). The Wiz have racked up 219 assists, 17 errors and have amassed 525 putouts for the year. Out of their 16 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 12 times and been caught 4 times (25.0% caught stealing rate).
The KT pitching staff have allowed 92 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.22 (82 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 16 homers and they allow 4.73 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.383 and have a FIP of 4.73 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 (142 strikeouts against 73 walks). They rank 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 169.
Thus far in his career, Ko has allowed 502 base hits while he has tallied 397 punch outs in 421 frames. He has conceded 241 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.390 and having a FIP of 5.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.78 and he has gone up against 1,855 hitters during his pro baseball career. Ko (21-30 career record) has earned a 5.15 earned run average while surrendering 10.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kia (-105)
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