Kiwoom Heroes vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 4/22/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-165) Hanwha (+140)
Hanwha Life Eagles Park is the site where See-hwan Chang and the Hanwha Eagles (5-8, 8th in KBO) will take on the Kiwoom Heroes (5-9, 10th in KBO) on Thursday. The Eagles open this game at +140 while the Heroes are priced at -165. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Hyun-Hee Han and See-hwan Chang.
The Heroes have hit 31 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 5 balls out of the park. Kiwoom is slugging .333 and have been rung up 115 times, while getting the free base on 58 occasions. As a squad, the Kiwoom Heroes are earning 4.4 runs per game, which is 7th in the league. They have accounted for 54 runs batted in as well as 110 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is at .229. They are sitting with 62 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .321.
Hye-seong Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. For his pro baseball career, Kim has drilled 12 balls out of the park while knocking in 144 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .373 and he has a total of 503 bases. For his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 1,494 times and has delivered a hit 369 times. He has struck out 317 times and has walked on 117 occasions, which contributes in part to a .333 on-base %. Kim has hit .274 for his career, in addition to 228 runs scored and an OPS of .706.
The Kiwoom Heroes have accumulated 387 putouts on the campaign, as well as 143 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which puts them in 7th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 13 double plays. The Heroes have swiped 8 bases and have been gunned down 2 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 20.0%.
The Heroes have a team ERA of 5.37 on the season (10th in KBO), and their staff has rung up 101 hitters. Kiwoom has relinquished 143 hits (10.0 per 9 innings) and 77 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.51 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.63. Heroes pitchers have allowed 10 home runs and 87 runs in total (1st in KBO).
Han has pitched in 814 frames and has earned 661 punch outs thus far in his career. Han (53-37 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.62 while he has gone up against 3,527 batters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.26 (385 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.314. He has allowed 826 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 244 free passes.
The Eagles hold a slugging percentage of .348 and they average 4.62 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have recorded 23 doubles, while taking a walk 47 times as well as notching 60 runs. Hanwha has tallied 8 home runs on the season as well as 55 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 120 occasions (1st in the league) and have 104 hits. The Hanwha Eagles have earned an on-base percentage of .319 as well as a team batting average of .240 over the course of the season.
Joo-Suk Ha is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Ha has drawn a free base 96 times while going down on strikes on 466 plate appearances. His on-base percentage sits at .311 and he holds a career OPS of .691. Over the course of the 1,797 official at-bats in his pro career, Ha has an average at the plate of .268 in addition to 481 base knocks. He has tallied 244 runs and racked up 206 RBIs. He has hit a home run 34 times, as well as 683 bases in total and also a .380 slugging %.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 8 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in the league). The Eagles have accrued 104 assists, 9 errors and have a tally of 332 putouts on the season. In their 16 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 14 times and been caught 2 times (12.5% caught stealing rate).
The Hanwha pitching staff have surrendered 67 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.90 (60 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 15 long balls and they yield 5.45 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.497 with a FIP of 5.45 as a team so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.43 (96 strikeouts against 67 walks). They rank 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 98.
Chang (21-52 record in his career) holds a 5.47 ERA while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.42 and he has faced 2,502 hitters during his career. He has allowed 330 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.679 and a FIP of 4.3. During his pro baseball career, Chang has surrendered 613 base hits while he has tallied 479 punch outs in 542 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha (+140)
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