Kiwoom Heroes vs NC Dinos Prediction, 6/20/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs NC Dinos
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Kiwoom (-204) NC (+144)
Changwon NC Park is the venue where Wes Parsons and the NC Dinos (30-28, 5th in KBO) will play the Kiwoom Heroes (29-33, 7th in KBO) on Sunday. The Heroes open this contest at -204 while the Dinos are coming in at +144. The total opens at 10.5. The starting pitchers will be Eric Jokisch and Wes Parsons.
Kiwoom is slugging .378 and have been called out on strikes 477 times, while being walked on 287 occasions. They have recorded 291 runs batted in as well as 539 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is .255. The Heroes have accounted for 115 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 40 balls out of the park. They have a total of 314 runs while having a team OBP of .351. As a unit, the Kiwoom Heroes are knocking in 5.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball.
Hye-seong Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Kim has hit .277 for his career, in addition to 261 runs scored and an OPS of .711. He has struck out 351 times and has been walked on 137 occasions, which contributes in part to a .337 OBP. In his career, Kim has hit 15 baseballs over the fence while driving in 167 runs. His slugging percentage is .374 and he has racked up 577 bases. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to the plate 1,710 times and came through with a base hit 427 times.
The Heroes have swiped 33 bases and have been caught 15 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 31.3%. The Kiwoom Heroes have accumulated 1,652 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 657 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .979 which is 7th in the league and they have turned 66 double plays.
The Heroes hold a team earned run average of 4.14 on the year (2nd in baseball), and they have rung up 420 hitters. Heroes pitchers have conceded 53 long balls and 290 total runs (5th in baseball). Kiwoom has relinquished 558 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) as well as 253 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.63 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.48.
Jokisch has thrown 1,513 innings and has totaled 1,176 K's in his career. Jokisch (96-81 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.00 while facing 6,341 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 3.40 (571 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.260. He has surrendered 1,483 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 424 free passes.
The NC Dinos have a team on-base percentage of .365 as well as a batting average of .273 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 420 occasions (6th in KBO) and are sitting with 555 hits. NC has hit 80 home runs on the campaign in addition to 317 runs batted in. The Dinos have a team slugging % of .445 and they tally 5.63 runs per outing (1st in KBO). They hit 99 two-baggers, while getting a free base 252 times and scoring 332 runs.
Sung-Bum Na is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. Na has recorded a walk 348 times while going down on strikes on 962 occasions. His on-base % is .383 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .924. Over the course of the 3,929 at-bats in his career, Na has earned a batting average of .315 in addition to 1,239 base hits. He has scored 760 runs in addition to having earned 776 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 192 times, with 2,125 bases in total and a .541 slugging percentage.
The NC Dinos have turned 46 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (6th in KBO). The Dinos have accrued 524 assists, 41 errors and have a total of 1,553 putouts for the season. Out of their 49 attempts at getting a steal, they have made it 32 times and been caught 17 times (34.7% caught stealing percentage).
The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.512 and have a FIP of 5.01 as a staff so far this season. They have a ranking of 6th in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 528. The NC pitching staff have surrendered 288 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.49 (258 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.78 (451 strikeouts against 254 walks). They have surrendered 51 homers and they allow 5.01 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO).
Parsons (30-35 career record) has a 3.49 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 and he has gone up against 3,004 hitters thus far in his career. He has conceded 277 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.248 and having a FIP of 4.1. During his pro baseball career, Parsons has surrendered 653 hits while earning 653 punch outs in 714 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take NC (+144) and under the total runs
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