Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 8/24/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-160) Kia (+135)
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the venue where Yu-sin Kim and the Kia Tigers (35-45, 9th in KBO) will take on the Kiwoom Heroes (47-43, 5th in KBO) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Heroes coming in at -160 and the Tigers are at +135. The over/under is set at 10. The starting pitchers will be Dong Hyeok Kim and Yu-sin Kim.
As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are recording 5.2 runs/g, which ranks them 3rd in the league. They have tallied 469 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .354. The Heroes have tallied 158 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 58 balls out of the park. They have compiled 438 RBI's as well as 783 hits for the year, and their team batting average sits at .257. Kiwoom has a slugging % of .378 and have struck out 674 times, while being walked on 418 occasions.
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Dong Won Park is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. In his career, Park has drilled 91 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 377 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .428 and he has a total of 999 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to bat 2,651 times and came through with a base base knock 605 times. He has struck out 537 times and earned a walk on 218 occasions, contributing to a .330 OBP. Park has an average at the plate of .259 in his time in baseball, with 315 scored runs and an OPS of .758.
The Kiwoom Heroes have a tally of 2,393 putouts on the year, in addition to 975 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which has them sitting 9th in KBO and they have turned 95 double plays. The Heroes have stolen 43 bags and have been thrown out 21 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 32.8%.
The Heroes hold a team earned run average of 4.06 over the course of the season (3rd in KBO), and their staff has struck out 598 batters. Heroes pitchers have surrendered 72 long balls and 413 runs in total (6th in the league). Kiwoom has conceded 784 base hits (8.9 per 9 innings) in addition to 360 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.68 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.43.
Kim has taken the mound for 56 innings and is sitting with 23 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.86 (24 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.321. He has surrendered 54 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 20 walks. Kim (0-2 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.34 while he has faced 243 hitters during his time in baseball.
Kia has hit 38 long balls on the year in addition to 322 runs batted in. They have hit 109 doubles, while getting a free base 353 times and notching 333 runs. The Kia Tigers have tallied an OBP of .338 as well as a batting average of .247 on the year. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .337 and they are recording 4.01 runs per outing (9th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 534 instances (9th in the league) and have earned 690 hits.
Tae-Jin Kim is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. Kim has recorded a walk 37 times while being called out on strikes on 111 tries. He is sitting with 79 runs and has 71 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .319 and he has a lifetime OPS of .679. He has hit it out of the park 6 times, as well as 238 total bases and a .364 slugging %. For the 653 official at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has accrued an average at the plate of .282 in addition to having 184 base hits.
The Kia Tigers have turned 75 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (5th in KBO). The Tigers have accrued 791 assists, 54 errors and have accumulated 2,214 putouts for the year. Of their 79 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 56 times and been caught 23 times (29.1% caught stealing rate).
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.550 with a FIP of 5.45 as a team for the year. They have a ranking of 8th in KBO as a staff in total hits conceded with 742. The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 447 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 5.17 (424 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.40 (564 strikeouts vs 402 free passes). They have given up 81 homers and they concede 5.45 runs per 9 innings (9th in KBO).
During his pro baseball career, Kim has allowed 76 base hits while he has earned 35 K's in 67 frames. He has given up a total of 60 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.738 and a FIP of 8.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 0.85 and he has gone up against 306 opposing hitters thus far in his career. Kim (2-6 career record) is the owner of a 8.02 earned run average while allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kiwoom (-160)
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