KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 10/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-128) Doosan (-103)
William Cuevas and the KT Wiz (70-50, 1st in KBO) go to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday where they'll take on the Doosan Bears (62-59, 4th in KBO). The Bears open this contest at -103 while the Wiz are priced at -128. The O/U opens at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be William Cuevas and Been Gwak.
KT has a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 926 times, while drawing a walk on 571 occasions. They have tallied 611 runs batted in in addition to 1,131 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is at .267. The Wiz have accumulated 196 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 98 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 653 runs while having a team OBP of .358. As a unit, the KT Wiz are notching 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 4th in baseball.
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Baek-ho Kang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his career, Kang has slapped 81 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 332 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he faced a pitcher 2,213 times and has delivered with a hit 625 times. Kang is sitting with a batting avereage of .327 for his career in baseball, in addition to 345 runs scored and an OPS of .938. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .528 and he has a total of 1,010 bases. He has struck out 378 times and has taken a walk on 272 at-bats, contributing to a .410 OBP.
The Wiz have swiped 86 bases and have been caught 25 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 22.5%. The KT Wiz have earned a total of 3,354 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,305 assists and 100 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .979 which puts them in 7th in Korean baseball and they have turned 119 double plays.
Their K/BB ratio is 2.11 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.32. Wiz pitchers have conceded 79 long balls and 525 runs (9th in KBO). KT has allowed 1,034 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and also 461 earned runs. The Wiz hold a team earned run average of 3.71 on the campaign (2nd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 926 batters.
Cuevas (96-81 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.30 while he has gone up against 6,417 opposing batters in baseball. He has given up 1,393 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 500 free passes. His earned run average is 3.84 (652 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.240. Cuevas has taken the ball for 1,526 frames and has tallied 1,239 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Doosan Bears have recorded a team OBP of .351 in addition to a batting average of .270 on the year. They have struck out on 831 occasions (7th in KBO) and have tallied 1,162 base knocks. Doosan has compiled 101 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 626 RBIs. The Bears have a team slugging percentage of .399 and they are recording 5.22 runs per game (1st in the league). They have notched 216 two-baggers, while walking 485 times as well as putting up 658 runs.
Seok-Hwan Yang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. During the 2,075 official at-bats in his career, Yang has earned a batting average of .265 in addition to having 550 base hits. He has hit a home run 79 times, with 910 total bases and a .439 slugging percentage. Yang has tallied a free base 137 times while striking out on 452 chances. He has accounted for 246 runs and has 354 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .315 and he also has a career OPS of .754.
In their 112 chances at stealing a base, they have made it 73 times and been caught 39 times (34.8% caught stealing percentage). The Doosan Bears have turned 111 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in the league). The Bears have accrued 1,153 assists, 81 errors and have a tally of 3,329 putouts for the year.
The Doosan pitching staff have allowed 582 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.29 (529 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 96 home runs and they concede 4.72 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO). The Bears are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.486 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.72 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.82 (904 strikeouts vs 496 bases on balls). They are sitting at 5th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,154.
In his pro baseball career, Gwak has surrendered 111 hits while accumulating 106 K's in 113 innings. He has allowed 64 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.685 and a FIP of 5.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.33 and he has faced 530 batters during his pro baseball career. Gwak (7-8 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 5.08 earned run average and has conceded 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT (-128)
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