Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos Prediction, 5/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (-105) NC (-115)
Wes Parsons and the NC Dinos (16-15, 6th in KBO) play the Kia Tigers (14-17, 7th in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Friday. The Tigers open this matchup at -105 while the Dinos are priced at -115. The O/U has been set at 10. The expected starting pitchers are Ki-Yeong Lim and Wes Parsons.
The Tigers have accounted for 42 doubles as a unit and have hit 10 balls out of the park. Kia has a slugging percentage of .332 and have been rung up 206 times, while getting the free base on 138 occasions. As a unit, the Kia Tigers are putting up 4.2 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in baseball. They have recorded 126 RBI's and 270 hits this season, while their batting average is sitting at .251. They have earned 129 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .343.
Seon-bin Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. In his pro baseball career, Kim has hit 24 balls out of the park while knocking in 403 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .377 and he has a total of 1,379 bases. For his career, he faced a pitcher 4,236 times and has delivered with a hit 1,108 times. He has been struck out 388 times and has walked on 409 occasions, contributing to a .374 OBP. Kim has compiled an average at the plate of .303 for his career in baseball, with 555 scored runs and an OPS of .751.
The Tigers have stolen 27 bases and have been caught 10 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 27.0%. The Kia Tigers have notched a total of 851 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 302 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which has them ranked 1st in the league and have accumulated 28 double plays.
The Tigers have a team earned run average of 5.24 this season (8th in KBO), and they have struck out 221 batters. Tigers pitchers have yielded 26 home runs and 177 runs (3rd in KBO). Kia has surrendered 294 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 165 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.35 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.62.
Lim has taken the mound for 481 innings and has earned 345 punch outs so far in his pro career. Lim (29-34 career record) holds a FIP of 5.80 while he has gone up against 2,167 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 5.25 (281 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.566. He has given up 612 base hits (11.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 142 free passes.
The Dinos have a team SLG% of .469 and they average 6.16 runs per game (1st in the league). They have 47 doubles, while taking a walk 135 times and scoring 191 runs. NC has accumulated 52 home runs for the season and 186 runs batted in. They have struck out on 228 occasions (5th in the league) and have 299 base hits. The NC Dinos have accumulated a team OBP of .370 in addition to a team batting average of .275 so far this year.
Aaron Altherr is a batter who should impact this game for NC. Altherr has earned a free base 422 times while striking out on 1,213 plate appearances. He has tallied 655 runs and racked up 673 RBIs. His OBP sits at .327 and he holds a career OPS of .758. He has hit a home run 146 times, in addition to having 1,941 bases in total and also a .431 slugging %. For the 4,504 at-bats in his professional career, Altherr has accrued an average at the plate of .256 in addition to having 1,151 base hits.
The NC Dinos have turned 28 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .976 (8th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have racked up 281 assists, 27 errors and have accounted for 819 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 28 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 15 times and been caught 13 times (46.4% caught stealing rate).
The NC pitching staff have surrendered 167 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.78 (145 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 29 homers and they concede 5.51 runs per 9 innings (7th in KBO). The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.612 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.51 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.55 (230 strikeouts vs 148 free passes). They come in at 5th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 292.
In his career, Parsons has allowed 629 hits while he has earned 602 punch outs in 678 innings pitched. Parsons (29-34 career record) has earned a 3.53 earned run average and has given up 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 266 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.264 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and he has faced 2,860 batters during his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take NC (-115) and over 10 runs
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