Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 5/13/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (+110) Doosan (-130)
Won-tae Choi and the Kiwoom Heroes (14-18, 8th in KBO) head to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Doosan Bears (17-14, 2nd in KBO). The Heroes open this matchup at +110 while the Bears are coming in at -130. The O/U opens at 10.5. The starting pitchers will be Won-tae Choi and Je Young Cho.
Kiwoom is slugging .365 and have been called out on strikes 244 times, while drawing a walk on 147 occasions. They have 140 runs batted in in addition to 276 hits this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .250. The Heroes have recorded 61 doubles as a squad and have knocked 16 balls out of the park. They have a total of 155 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .346. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are putting up 4.8 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball.
Jung-hoo Lee is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Lee has earned a batting average of .335 for his career in baseball, in addition to 390 scored runs and an OPS of .864. He has struck out 224 times and has taken a walk on 227 occasions, which contributes in part to a .398 on-base percentage. In his pro baseball career, Lee has slapped 29 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 295 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .466 and he has accumulated 1,050 bases. For his career, he stepped up to bat 2,538 times and has notched a hit 754 times.
The Kiwoom Heroes have notched a total of 864 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 343 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .978 which ranks 7th in KBO and have a total of 33 double plays. The Heroes have swiped 18 bags and have been gunned down 6 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 25.0%.
The Heroes hold a team earned run average of 4.97 over the course of the season (7th in the league), and the staff has struck out 215 batters. Kiwoom has given up 307 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 159 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 1.49 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.57. Heroes pitchers have given up 31 home runs in addition to 175 total runs (4th in KBO).
Choi (46-29 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.76 and he has gone up against 2,791 hitters in baseball. He has given up 713 hits (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 175 walks. His ERA is 4.41 (315 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.381. Choi has pitched in 643 innings and is sitting with 461 strikeouts during his career.
The Bears have a SLG% of .406 and they average 5.61 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have put up 42 doubles, while walking 138 times and scoring 174 runs. Doosan has accumulated 27 home runs on the year as well as 167 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 205 instances (8th in the league) and have accounted for 316 hits. The Doosan Bears are sitting with an OBP of .374 and a batting average of .289 for the season.
Geon-woo Park is a batter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. Park has earned a walk 237 times while striking out on 405 tries. His OBP comes in at .387 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .887. Over the course of the 2,782 official at-bats in his professional career, Park has hit .327 in addition to having 911 base hits. He has accumulated 522 runs and racked up 432 RBIs. He has hit it out of the park 84 times, in addition to having 1,390 total bases and a .500 slugging percentage.
Of their 20 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 11 times and been caught 9 times (45.0% caught stealing percentage). The Doosan Bears have turned 33 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (4th in the league). The Bears have accrued 314 assists, 22 errors and have earned a total of 832 putouts on the campaign.
The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.545 in addition to having a FIP of 4.25 as a pitching staff for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.47 (195 strikeouts vs 133 walks). They are sitting at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 295. They have yielded 23 dingers and they allow 4.25 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Doosan pitching staff have surrendered 131 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.83 (118 earned runs given up).
During his career, Cho has surrendered 13 hits while accumulating 10 strikeouts in 15 frames. He has conceded 9 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.800 and having a FIP of 5.4. His K/BB ratio is 0.71 and he has faced 71 batters thus far in his career. Cho (0-1 career win-loss record) has a 5.40 ERA while conceding 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan (-130)
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