KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 10/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-103) Doosan (-129)
Hyeong Jun So and the KT Wiz (71-51, 1st in KBO) are headed to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Doosan Bears (63-59, 4th in KBO). The Bears open this contest at -129 while the Wiz are priced at -103. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Hyeong Jun So and Won Joon Choi.
The Wiz have accrued 196 doubles as a team and have hit 98 balls out of the stadium. KT is slugging .383 and have been called out on strikes 944 times, while getting the free base on 590 occasions. As a team, the KT Wiz are scoring 5.1 runs per contest, which is 4th in KBO. They have 615 runs batted in as well as 1,139 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is .265. They have accumulated 658 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .358.
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Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his pro baseball career, Bae has hit 25 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 139 runs. For his career, he stepped up to bat 1,362 times and came through with a base hit 307 times. Bae has a batting average of .258 for his baseball career, with 195 runs scored and an OPS of .708. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .368 and he has a total of 438 bases. He has gone down on strikes 322 times and earned a walk on 136 occasions, which has contributed to a .340 on-base percentage.
The Wiz have stolen 87 bags and have been thrown out 25 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 22.3%. The KT Wiz have earned 3,405 putouts this season, as well as 1,324 assists and 101 errors. Their fielding rate is at .979 which has them sitting 7th in KBO and they have twisted 120 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.11 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.32. Wiz pitchers have yielded 79 long balls and 531 runs (9th in baseball). KT has conceded 1,050 base hits (8.3 per 9 innings) as well as 467 earned runs. The Wiz have an earned run average of 3.70 on the season (2nd in KBO), and their staff has rung up 938 batters.
So (18-12 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.73 and he has gone up against 1,017 batters in baseball. He has conceded 249 base hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 88 walks. His ERA is 4.12 (107 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.440. So has taken the mound for 234 frames and is sitting with 165 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Bears hold a team SLG% of .398 and they score 5.21 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have recorded 218 doubles, while walking 488 times and putting up 662 runs. Doosan has hit 101 HRs this year and 630 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 840 occasions (7th in the league) and have tallied 1,171 base hits. The Doosan Bears have accumulated an on-base percentage of .351 as well as a batting average of .271 on the year.
Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter who should impact this game for Doosan. Ho has drawn a walk 296 times while striking out on 348 occasions. He has tallied 588 runs in addition to having earned 461 RBIs. His OBP sits at .357 and he is the owner of a has a OPS in his career of .743. He has hit a home run 38 times, as well as 1,447 bases in total and a .386 slugging percentage. During the 3,750 at-bats in his professional career, Ho has a batting average of .294 with 1,104 base hits.
Out of their 113 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 73 times and been caught 40 times (35.4% caught stealing rate). The Doosan Bears have twisted 111 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (4th in the league). The Bears have recorded 1,158 assists, 82 errors and have a total of 3,356 putouts this season.
The Doosan pitching staff have allowed 583 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.26 (530 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 96 HR's and they allow 4.69 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Bears are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.486 in addition to having a FIP of 4.69 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.81 (916 strikeouts vs 506 free passes). They rank 5th in KBO as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,157.
So far in his career, Choi has surrendered 341 base knocks and he has 236 strikeouts in 329 innings pitched. Choi (23-6 career mark) is the owner of a 3.39 earned run average and has allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 124 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.298 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 1,412 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT (-103)
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