Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 10/26/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (+131) Doosan (-175)
Won Tae Choi and the Kiwoom Heroes (66-65, 6th in KBO) head to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Doosan Bears (66-64, 4th in KBO). The Bears open this game at -175 while the Heroes are priced at +131. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Won Tae Choi and Won Joon Choi.
The Heroes have hit 233 two-baggers as a team and have hit 89 balls out of the stadium. Kiwoom is slugging .377 and have been called out on strikes 1,017 times, while drawing a walk on 572 occasions. As a squad, the Kiwoom Heroes are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which is 4th in baseball. They have 646 runs batted in as well as 1,206 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average is at .258. They have accumulated 692 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .347.
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Yong-gyu Lee is a batter who should impact this game for Kiwoom. For his pro baseball career, Lee has slapped 26 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 525 runs. His slugging percentage is .370 in addition to racking up 2,436 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he faced a pitcher 7,672 times and has notched a base knock 1,977 times. He has fanned 671 times and earned a walk on 824 at-bats, contributing to a .385 OBP. Lee has hit .300 for his career, in addition to 1,121 scored runs and an OPS of .755.
The Heroes have stolen 84 bases and have been thrown out 35 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 29.4%. The Kiwoom Heroes have 3,634 putouts this year, in addition to 1,458 assists and 123 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .976 which is 10th in KBO and have accumulated 146 double plays.
The Heroes are sitting with a team ERA of 4.32 for the year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 863 batters. Kiwoom has given up 1,233 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and 581 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.57 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.47. Heroes pitchers have given up 98 long balls and 676 total runs (5th in baseball).
Choi (53-38 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.93 and he has faced 3,275 batters in baseball. He has surrendered 832 base knocks (10.0 hits per nine innings) with 217 free passes. His earned run average is 4.47 (373 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.397. Choi has taken the mound for 751 innings and is sitting with 531 punch outs during his professional baseball career.
The Bears have a SLG% of .392 and they score 5.08 runs per game (3rd in KBO). They have hit 229 two-baggers, while taking a walk 522 times and putting up 696 runs. Doosan has 104 home runs this year as well as 659 RBIs. They have struck out on 903 occasions (7th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,251 base hits. The Doosan Bears have accumulated a team OBP of .349 and a team batting average of .269 on the campaign.
Seok-Hwan Yang is a hitter who should impact this game for Doosan. Yang has drawn a walk 137 times while striking out on 452 chances. His on-base percentage is .315 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .754. In the 2,075 at-bats in his pro career, Yang has recorded a batting average of .265 with 550 hits. He has amassed 246 runs in addition to having 354 RBIs. He has hit the long ball 79 times, with 910 total bases and a .439 slugging percentage.
In their 126 attempts at getting a steal, they have been successful 81 times and been caught 45 times (35.7% caught stealing percentage). The Doosan Bears have turned 116 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in KBO). The Bears have 1,236 assists, 87 errors and have a tally of 3,620 putouts over the course of the season.
The Bears have a team WHIP of 1.493 in addition to having a FIP of 4.70 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.79 (991 strikeouts against 553 walks). They are sitting at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,249. They have allowed 101 dingers and they give up 4.70 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Doosan pitching staff have given up 630 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.29 (576 earned runs yielded).
Choi (23-8 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.58 ERA and has surrendered 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.82 and he has faced 1,454 batters during his career. He has given up a total of 134 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.322 and having a FIP of 3.9. In his career, Choi has given up 358 base knocks while he has tallied 245 punch outs in 336 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kiwoom (+131)
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