Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz Prediction, 7/3/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-158) KT (+118)
Hyeong Jun So and the KT Wiz (42-27, 1st in KBO) host the Kiwoom Heroes (38-36, 6th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Saturday. The Wiz open this game at +118 while the Heroes are priced at -158. The total opens at 11.5. The starting pitchers are Hyun-Hee Han and Hyeong Jun So.
The Heroes have hit 139 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 48 balls out of the stadium. Kiwoom is slugging .386 and have been called out on strikes 557 times, while taking a walk on 355 occasions. As a unit, the Kiwoom Heroes are putting up 5.3 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have recorded 366 runs batted in and 661 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .261. They have accumulated 392 runs and have an on-base percentage of .358.
Hye-seong Kim is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. In his pro baseball career, Kim has hit 15 balls out of the park while knocking in 182 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .378 in addition to having tallied 602 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he came to the plate 1,769 times and has notched a base knock 448 times. He has struck out 360 times and has taken a walk on 143 occasions, which has contributed to a .341 on-base %. Kim has compiled an average at the plate of .281 for his baseball career, in addition to 271 scored runs and an OPS of .719.
The Heroes have stolen 40 bags and have been thrown out 17 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 29.8%. The Kiwoom Heroes are sitting with 1,976 putouts on the year, as well as 785 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .979 which ranks 7th in the league and have a total of 78 double plays.
The Heroes have a team earned run average of 4.13 on the campaign (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 510 hitters. Heroes pitchers have relinquished 63 home runs and 349 runs (6th in baseball). Kiwoom has conceded 659 base hits (9.0 per 9 innings) and also 302 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.69 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.46.
Han has pitched in 874 innings and has accumulated 708 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Han (58-39 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.60 and he has gone up against 3,791 opposing hitters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 4.23 (411 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.322. He has allowed 888 base hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) with 268 walks.
KT has recorded 56 home runs this season to go along with 351 RBIs. They have hit 108 two-baggers, while getting a free base 333 times as well as notching 378 runs. The KT Wiz hold an OBP of .367 and a batting average of .271 over the course of the season. The Wiz hold a slugging percentage of .395 and they average 5.48 runs per outing (2nd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 511 occasions (4th in KBO) and have 632 hits.
Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter who can be a difference maker for KT. Bae has tallied a walk 117 times while being called out on strikes on 265 attempts. His on-base % is .350 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .726. During the 976 at-bats in his baseball career, Bae has compiled an average at the plate of .266 in addition to having 260 base hits. He has accounted for 167 runs in addition to having earned 113 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 18 times, with 367 total bases and also a .376 slugging percentage.
In their 58 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 44 times and been caught 14 times (24.1% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have turned 65 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .979 (8th in KBO). The Wiz have racked up 718 assists, 54 errors and have earned 1,837 putouts so far this year.
The Wiz have a team WHIP of 1.400 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.57 as a pitching staff this year. They are currently ranked 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 587. The KT pitching staff have allowed 311 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.06 (276 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.92 (519 strikeouts vs 270 bases on balls). They have relinquished 44 homers and they concede 4.57 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball).
So (16-8 career record) has a 3.86 ERA while conceding 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.84 and he has faced 843 batters so far in his career. He has given up a total of 84 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.431 and a FIP of 4.2. In his pro career, So has surrendered 204 base knocks and he has 140 K's in 195 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (+118)
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