Kiwoom Heroes vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 9/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-175) Hanwha (+132)
Hanwha Life Eagles Park is the site where Ryan Carpenter and the Hanwha Eagles (44-69, 10th in KBO) will take on the Kiwoom Heroes (59-57, 5th in KBO) on Tuesday. The Heroes open this contest at -175 while the Eagles are priced at +132. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Eric Jokisch and Ryan Carpenter.
The Heroes have accrued 208 doubles as a team and have smacked 78 balls out of the stadium. Kiwoom has a slugging % of .378 and have been rung up 869 times, while getting the free base on 519 occasions. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which is 5th in KBO. They have compiled 574 runs batted in as well as 1,050 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is at .259. They have earned 615 runs scored and hold an OBP of .351.
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Hye-seong Kim is a batter who should impact this game for Kiwoom. In his career, Kim has slapped 15 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 197 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .375 and he has a total of 659 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 1,955 times and came through with a base base knock 497 times. He has gone down on strikes 384 times and has gotten a free base on 162 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .344 OBP. Kim has hit .283 in his time in baseball, with 300 runs scored and an OPS of .719.
The Heroes have swiped 69 bags and have been caught 29 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 29.6%. The Kiwoom Heroes have a tally of 3,172 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,286 assists and 110 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .976 which puts them in 10th in Korean baseball and they have turned 133 double plays.
The Heroes are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.33 so far this year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 767 hitters. Heroes pitchers have surrendered 91 home runs and also 592 runs in total (5th in KBO). Kiwoom has conceded 1,079 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 508 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.60 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.47.
Jokisch (102-84 career mark) has a FIP of 4.01 while he has faced 6,622 hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 1,547 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 442 free passes. His earned run average is 3.39 (596 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.257. Jokisch has pitched in 1,582 innings and has 1,224 K's so far in his career.
The Hanwha Eagles have recorded an on-base percentage of .338 as well as a batting average of .241 this season. They have been rung up on 1,074 instances (1st in KBO) and are sitting with 951 hits. Hanwha has accounted for 69 home runs this season in addition to 481 RBIs. The Eagles have a team slugging percentage of .347 and they average 4.26 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have 180 doubles, while walking 532 times and racking up 516 runs.
Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Ha has drawn a walk 136 times while going down on strikes on 560 occasions. His on-base percentage sits at .319 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .702. Over the course of the 2,190 at-bats in his professional career, Ha has a batting average of .269 in addition to 589 base hits. He has scored 303 runs in addition to having 258 runs batted in. He has gone deep 41 times, in addition to having 839 bases in total and also a .383 slugging percentage.
Of their 133 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 95 times and been caught 38 times (28.6% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 103 double plays and have a fielding rate of .978 (8th in Korean baseball). The Eagles have 1,053 assists, 95 errors and have amassed 3,170 putouts over the course of the season.
The Hanwha pitching staff have conceded 625 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.75 (558 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 99 dingers and they relinquish 5.32 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Eagles have a WHIP of 1.504 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.32 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.47 (861 strikeouts vs 585 free passes). They have a ranking of 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,004.
During his career, Carpenter has given up 1,491 base hits and he has 1,315 strikeouts in 1,436 innings. Carpenter (81-91 mark in his career) has earned a 4.35 earned run average while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 695 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.318 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.27 and he has gone up against 5,790 batters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hanwha (+132) and under the total runs
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