Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos Prediction, 5/15/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kia (+196) NC (-285)
Jeong-soo Park and the NC Dinos (18-15, 3rd in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (15-18, 8th in KBO) at Changwon NC Park on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Tigers priced at +196 and the Dinos are at -285. The O/U opens at 11.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Yu-sin Kim and Jeong-soo Park.
Kia is slugging .332 and have been rung up 220 times, while taking a walk on 150 occasions. They have accounted for 133 runs batted in and 285 hits for the season, while their average at the plate sits at .251. The Tigers have tallied 43 doubles as a squad and have smacked 11 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 137 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .346. As a squad, the Kia Tigers are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 10th in the league.
Won-joon Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. For his professional baseball career, Choi has hit 11 balls over the fence while driving in 130 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .385 and he has totaled 467 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he approached the plate 1,356 times and came through with a base hit 348 times. He has been struck out 188 times and has gotten a free base on 91 occasions, contributing to a .343 on-base %. Choi has earned a batting average of .287 for his time in baseball, in addition to 209 scored runs and an OPS of .728.
The Tigers have swiped 31 bags and have been caught 10 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 24.4%. The Kia Tigers have notched a total of 905 putouts on the year, as well as 322 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 1st in the league and have a total of 30 double plays.
The Tigers have an ERA of 5.23 on the year (8th in the league), and they have struck out 234 hitters. Tigers pitchers have conceded 28 long balls and also 188 total runs (4th in KBO). Kia has allowed 312 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) and 175 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.34 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.62.
Kim has taken the mound for 26 innings and is sitting with 15 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 8.78 (26 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.650. He has given up 26 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 18 walks. Kim (0-2 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 9.11 while he has gone up against 118 opposing batters in baseball.
The Dinos have a SLG% of .459 and they are recording 6.09 runs per contest (1st in the league). They hit 49 doubles, while taking a walk 143 times and putting up 201 runs. NC has accounted for 54 long balls for the season in addition to 195 runs batted in. They have struck out on 239 instances (6th in KBO) and have 311 hits. The NC Dinos have compiled a team OBP of .365 as well as a batting average of .269 this year.
Sung-Bum Na is a batter who can be a difference maker for NC. In the 3,825 at-bats in his career, Na has earned a batting average of .315 in addition to 1,206 hits. He has homered 189 times, as well as 2,076 total bases and a .543 slugging %. Na has drawn a walk 340 times while fanning on 941 plate appearances. He has compiled 741 runs and also has 762 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .383 and he has earned a career OPS of .926.
The NC Dinos have turned 30 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .976 (8th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have accrued 300 assists, 29 errors and have a tally of 873 putouts on the campaign. In their 29 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 16 times and been caught 13 times (44.8% caught stealing percentage).
The NC pitching staff have given up 172 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.64 (150 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 31 homers and they yield 5.32 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Dinos are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.595 and have a FIP of 5.32 as a squad over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.57 (247 strikeouts against 157 free passes). They come in at 5th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 307.
In his pro baseball career, Park has surrendered 84 hits while he has tallied 51 K's in 71 frames. Park (2-3 career mark) has a 0.00 earned run average and has conceded 11.5 hits per nine innings. He has given up 55 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.854 and a FIP of 0.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.23 and he has gone up against 338 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take NC (-285)
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