Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 10/30/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-185) Kia (+138)
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the site where Bo Takahashi and the Kia Tigers (57-74, 9th in KBO) will play the Kiwoom Heroes (68-67, 6th in KBO) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Heroes coming in at -185 and the Tigers are at +138. The O/U is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Eric Jokisch and Bo Takahashi.
Kiwoom is slugging .376 and have struck out 1,044 times, while drawing a walk on 585 occasions. They have tallied 663 runs batted in in addition to 1,242 base knocks this season, and their team batting average sits at .258. The Heroes have earned 242 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 90 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 712 runs scored while having a team OBP of .346. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are knocking in 5.0 runs per game, which is 5th in KBO.
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Dong Won Park is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. For his career, Park has hit 96 balls out of the park while knocking in 405 runs. His career slugging percentage is .425 in addition to having tallied 1,057 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 2,821 times and has notched a base knock 640 times. He has gone down on strikes 574 times and has gotten a free base on 234 occasions, which has contributed to a .329 on-base percentage. Park is sitting with a batting avereage of .258 for his career, with 335 runs scored and an OPS of .754.
The Heroes have stolen 85 bases and have been caught 35 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 29.2%. The Kiwoom Heroes have amassed 3,736 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,497 assists and 128 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .976 which ranks 10th in Korean baseball and have a total of 150 double plays.
The Heroes are sitting with a team ERA of 4.35 for the year (5th in KBO), and their staff has rung up 891 batters. Kiwoom has conceded 1,269 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and 602 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.59 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.47. Heroes pitchers have conceded 100 home runs in addition to 697 total runs (5th in KBO).
Jokisch has taken the ball for 1,612 frames and is sitting with 1,243 K's so far in his pro career. His earned run average is 3.39 (608 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.259. He has given up 1,579 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 450 free passes. Jokisch (104-86 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.01 while he has gone up against 6,747 hitters in baseball.
The Kia Tigers are sitting with an on-base percentage of .338 and a batting average of .249 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 896 occasions (9th in KBO) and have recorded 1,177 base hits. Kia has hit 63 home runs on the campaign to go along with 535 runs batted in. The Tigers have a SLG% of .336 and they are scoring 3.95 runs per contest (10th in KBO). They have notched 181 two-baggers, while getting a free base 584 times as well as scoring 557 runs.
Tae-Jin Kim is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kia. Kim has earned a free base 42 times while striking out on 134 occasions. His on-base % is .315 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .685. During the 784 at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has an average at the plate of .281 with 220 hits. He has tallied 93 runs and has 85 runs batted in. He has hit the long ball 7 times, with 287 bases in total and a .366 slugging percentage.
Out of their 131 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 88 times and been caught 43 times (32.8% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 137 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in Korean baseball). The Tigers have 1,335 assists, 106 errors and have a total of 3,726 putouts this year.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.497 in addition to having a FIP of 5.30 as a pitching staff so far this year. They sit at 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,252. The Kia pitching staff have relinquished 732 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.88 (673 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.54 (936 strikeouts vs 607 bases on balls). They have relinquished 129 HR's and they yield 5.30 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO).
In his pro career, Takahashi has allowed 651 hits while earning 638 punch outs in 700 innings pitched. Takahashi (44-45 career record) is the owner of a 4.23 ERA while surrendering 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 329 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.256 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.80 and he has gone up against 2,956 hitters during his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kia (+138) and under the total runs
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