Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 6/21/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+100) KT (-140)
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the venue where Odrisamer Despaigne and the KT Wiz (35-26, 2nd in KBO) will play the Kia Tigers (24-37, 10th in KBO) on Monday. The Wiz open this contest at -140 while the Tigers are priced at +100. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Eui Lee Lee and Odrisamer Despaigne.
As a team, the Kia Tigers are recording 3.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in KBO. They have earned 233 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .347. The Tigers have compiled 75 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 21 balls out of the park. They have recorded 226 runs batted in and 528 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is at .253. Kia has a slugging % of .330 and have struck out 390 times, while taking a walk on 274 occasions.
Preston Tucker is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. In his career, Tucker has drilled 200 baseballs over the fence while driving in 805 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .478 in addition to racking up 2,202 bases. For his time in baseball, he approached the plate 5,187 times and has come through with a base hit 1,279 times. He has fanned 786 times and has walked on 491 occasions, which contributes in part to a .351 OBP. Tucker has earned a batting average of .278 for his time in baseball, with 723 runs scored and an OPS of .829.
The Tigers have swiped 44 bags and have been caught 16 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 26.7%. The Kia Tigers have accumulated 1,631 putouts on the year, in addition to 599 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .983 which has them ranked 3rd in KBO and have a total of 57 double plays.
The Tigers are sitting with a team ERA of 5.50 so far this year (9th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 410 batters. Tigers pitchers have allowed 61 long balls in addition to 351 runs (2nd in the league). Kia has allowed 569 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and also 332 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.31 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.62.
Lee has taken the mound for 55 frames and has totaled 61 strikeouts during his professional baseball career. His earned run average is 4.04 (25 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.311. He has surrendered 41 base hits (6.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 32 free passes. Lee (3-2 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.53 and he has gone up against 236 batters in baseball.
The Wiz have a SLG% of .397 and they average 5.43 runs per game (2nd in KBO). They have 101 two-baggers, while taking a walk 295 times as well as recording 331 runs. KT has accumulated 48 HRs on the year and 307 RBIs. They have been rung up on 459 occasions (3rd in KBO) and have earned 573 base hits. The KT Wiz have tallied a team OBP of .369 and a batting average of .274 so far this year.
Zoilo Almonte is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Almonte has recorded a free base 545 times while striking out on 1,300 occasions. He has accrued 779 runs and also has 883 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .345 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .785. He has homered 189 times, in addition to having 2,638 total bases and also a .440 slugging percentage. During the 6,002 at-bats in his pro career, Almonte has hit .284 in addition to having 1,702 hits.
In their 56 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 43 times and been caught 13 times (23.2% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have turned 61 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .978 (9th in KBO). The Wiz have 641 assists, 51 errors and have earned a total of 1,633 putouts so far this year.
The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.472 in addition to having a FIP of 4.89 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.79 (456 strikeouts vs 255 walks). They are currently ranked 7th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 546. They have conceded 43 homers and they relinquish 4.89 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The KT pitching staff have allowed 296 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.33 (262 earned runs surrendered).
During his career, Despaigne has given up 1,967 hits while earning 1,432 punch outs in 1,917 innings. He has given up a total of 865 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.411 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.94 and he has gone up against 8,354 hitters thus far in his career. Despaigne (106-110 career record) holds a 4.06 earned run average and has allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (-140)
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