Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz Prediction, 10/7/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-111) KT (-119)
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the site where Young Pyo Ko and the KT Wiz (69-48, 1st in KBO) will play the Kiwoom Heroes (61-59, 5th in KBO) on Thursday. The Wiz open this game at -119 while the Heroes are priced at -111. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Won Tae Choi and Young Pyo Ko.
As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are earning 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 7th in baseball. They have accounted for 632 runs scored while having a team OBP of .347. The Heroes have recorded 218 two-baggers as a team and have hit 81 balls out of the park. They have recorded 591 RBI's as well as 1,091 base knocks this season, and their batting average is at .256. Kiwoom is slugging .375 and have been rung up 918 times, while being walked on 536 occasions.
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Dong Won Park is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kiwoom. In his professional baseball career, Park has drilled 96 balls out of the park while knocking in 403 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 2,791 times and got on base with a base hit 633 times. Park has accrued an average at the plate of .258 for his time in baseball, with 332 runs scored and an OPS of .755. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .426 in addition to racking up 1,047 bases. He has gone down on strikes 566 times and has gotten a free base on 232 occasions, contributing to a .329 on-base percentage.
The Heroes have swiped 77 bases and have been gunned down 29 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 27.4%. The Kiwoom Heroes have 3,331 putouts on the year, as well as 1,351 assists and 113 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .976 which ranks 10th in Korean baseball and they have turned 140 double plays.
The Heroes have an earned run average of 4.28 so far this season (4th in the league), and the staff has rung up 800 batters. Kiwoom has allowed 1,136 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and 528 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.60 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.47. Heroes pitchers have conceded 93 home runs and 614 runs (5th in the league).
Choi has thrown 735 innings and has totaled 519 K's in his career. His ERA is 4.51 (368 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.407. He has conceded 821 hits (10.1 hits per nine innings) and has 213 free passes. Choi (52-37 career mark) has a FIP of 4.92 and he has faced 3,207 hitters in baseball.
KT has a total of 95 home runs so far this year as well as 600 RBIs. They have hit 194 doubles, while taking a walk 560 times and putting up 641 runs. The KT Wiz have an OBP of .359 as well as a batting average of .268 so far this year. The Wiz hold a slugging % of .387 and they earn 5.17 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have struck out on 906 occasions (4th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,111 base hits.
Jae-gyun Hwang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Over the course of the 6,154 at-bats in his professional career, Hwang is sitting with a batting avereage of .292 with 1,799 base knocks. He has gone yard 196 times, in addition to having 2,804 total bases and a .456 slugging percentage. Hwang has tallied a free base 572 times while striking out on 1,164 plate appearances. He has compiled 937 runs and also has 915 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .354 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .826.
Of their 106 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 82 times and been caught 24 times (22.6% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have turned 118 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in the league). The Wiz have recorded 1,281 assists, 94 errors and have accounted for 3,276 putouts this season.
The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.321 with a FIP of 4.23 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.12 (908 strikeouts against 429 walks). They sit at 9th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,013. They have yielded 76 homers and they allow 4.23 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO). The KT pitching staff have conceded 513 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.73 (452 earned runs given up).
In his pro baseball career, Ko has surrendered 596 base knocks while he has totaled 481 strikeouts in 541 frames. Ko (30-33 career win-loss mark) has a 4.61 earned run average and has conceded 9.9 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 277 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.291 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. His K/BB ratio is 4.67 and he has gone up against 2,327 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (-119)
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