Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 11/2/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-138) Doosan (+109)
Min Gyu Kim and the Doosan Bears (70-65, 4th in KBO) host the Kiwoom Heroes (69-67, 6th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Heroes priced at -138 and the Bears are at +109. The total opens at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Chan Heon Jeong and Min Gyu Kim.
The Heroes have hit 243 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 90 balls out of the park. Kiwoom owns a slugging percentage of .376 and have been called out on strikes 1,048 times, while being walked on 589 occasions. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are knocking in 5.0 runs per game, which has them at 4th in the league. They have accumulated 666 runs batted in and 1,250 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .258. They have accumulated 716 runs and have an OBP of .346.
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Yong-gyu Lee is a hitter who should impact this game for Kiwoom. In his career, Lee has hit 26 balls out of the park while knocking in 526 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .370 in addition to having tallied 2,443 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 7,694 times and also came through with a hit 1,984 times. He has fanned 672 times and has taken a walk on 824 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .385 on-base percentage. Lee has accrued an average at the plate of .300 for his time in baseball, with 1,125 runs scored and an OPS of .755.
The Kiwoom Heroes have earned a total of 3,790 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,528 assists and 129 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .976 which is 10th in the league and have accumulated 153 double plays. The Heroes have swiped 85 bases and have been thrown out 35 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 29.2%.
The Heroes have a team earned run average of 4.33 this year (5th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 893 hitters. Kiwoom has relinquished 1,276 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and 604 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.58 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.47. Heroes pitchers have allowed 100 home runs in addition to 699 total runs (5th in KBO).
Jeong (34-42 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.18 and he has faced 2,415 batters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 610 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 202 free passes. His earned run average is 3.75 (293 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.442. Jeong has taken the ball for 540 innings and has earned 396 strikeouts during his career.
The Doosan Bears hold a team on-base percentage of .350 and a batting average of .268 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 938 instances (7th in baseball) and have 1,306 base hits. Doosan has accumulated 109 home runs so far this season as well as 693 RBIs. The Bears hold a team SLG% of .391 and they are scoring 5.13 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have 234 two-baggers, while walking 556 times and recording 733 runs.
Seok-Hwan Yang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Yang has drawn a walk 138 times while fanning on 457 attempts. His OBP sits at .315 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .755. For the 2,091 official at-bats in his pro career, Yang has compiled an average at the plate of .265 in addition to having 554 base knocks. He has accumulated 249 runs in addition to having earned 358 runs batted in. He has hit it out of the park 81 times, with 920 total bases and a .440 slugging percentage.
The Doosan Bears have turned 120 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (4th in the league). The Bears have 1,293 assists, 89 errors and have amassed 3,806 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 131 attempts at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 83 times and been caught 48 times (36.6% caught stealing rate).
The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.487 and have a FIP of 4.66 as a squad on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.77 (1,037 strikeouts against 586 bases on balls). They come in at 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,288. They have relinquished 104 home runs and they relinquish 4.66 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO). The Doosan pitching staff have allowed 653 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.28 (599 earned runs conceded).
Kim (3-5 career record) holds a 5.54 ERA while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.75 and he has gone up against 505 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up 69 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.491 and a FIP of 5.8. Thus far in his career, Kim has allowed 114 hits and he has 93 strikeouts in 112 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kiwoom (-138)
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