Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/1/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (-150) KT (+130)
Jae-sung Bae and the KT Wiz (12-10, 4th in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (12-10, 3rd in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday. The Tigers open this matchup at -150 while the Wiz are priced at +130. The O/U is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Aaron Brooks and Jae-sung Bae.
Kia has a slugging % of .310 and have been called out on strikes 153 times, while taking a walk on 105 occasions. They have accrued 90 runs batted in and 187 hits so far this year, and their batting average is sitting at .243. The Tigers have accumulated 30 doubles as a unit and have hit 4 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 92 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .339. As a team, the Kia Tigers are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 9th in baseball.
Hyoung-woo Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Choi has earned a batting average of .319 for his career in baseball, with 1,064 runs scored and an OPS of .957. He has gone down on strikes 1,091 times and has been walked on 890 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .407 OBP. For his professional baseball career, Choi has slapped 334 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 1,349 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .550 and he has racked up 3,455 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to bat 7,355 times and has delivered with a base hit 2,004 times.
The Kia Tigers have a tally of 620 putouts this season, as well as 215 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .991 which ranks 1st in the league and have accumulated 17 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 19 bases and have been caught 5 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 20.8%.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.42 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.43. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 18 home runs in addition to 102 total runs (6th in KBO). Kia has allowed 181 base knocks (7.9 per 9 innings) in addition to 96 earned runs. The Tigers hold a team ERA of 4.19 on the season (5th in the league), and they have struck out 162 batters.
Brooks has taken the hill for 1,265 innings and has tallied 964 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.46 (627 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.315. He has surrendered 1,416 base hits (10.1 hits per 9 innings) with 247 walks. Brooks (82-66 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.85 and he has gone up against 5,335 opposing hitters in baseball.
The KT Wiz are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .387 in addition to a batting average of .288 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 153 occasions (6th in the league) and have 219 base hits. KT has compiled 12 home runs for the year in addition to 115 runs batted in. The Wiz have a SLG% of .389 and they score 5.68 runs per outing (1st in the league). The have tallied 31 doubles, while walking 118 times and scoring 125 runs.
Zoilo Almonte is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Almonte has earned a walk 533 times while being called out on strikes on 1,267 occasions. His OBP sits at .346 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .786. In the 5,864 at-bats in his pro career, Almonte has earned a batting average of .284 in addition to having 1,666 base hits. He has scored 768 runs in addition to having earned 856 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 184 times, with 2,581 total bases and also a .440 slugging %.
The KT Wiz have turned 21 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .978 (7th in KBO). The Wiz have accrued 234 assists, 18 errors and have amassed 576 putouts on the season. In their 17 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 13 times and been caught 4 times (23.5% caught stealing percentage).
The KT pitching staff have given up 97 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.08 (87 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 16 homers and they concede 4.55 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.380 in addition to having a FIP of 4.55 as a team so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.82 (153 strikeouts against 84 bases on balls). They sit at 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 181.
In his pro baseball career, Bae has surrendered 329 hits while totaling 212 strikeouts in 328 innings pitched. Bae (21-19 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.36 earned run average while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 159 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.529 and a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.23 and he has gone up against 1,453 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (+130)
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