KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 11/17/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-110) Doosan (+105)
Odrisamer Despaigne and the Doosan Bears (70-65, 4th in KBO) play the KT Wiz (75-59, 1st in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Wiz priced at -110 and the Bears are at +105. The total opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Ariel Miranda and Odrisamer Despaigne.
The Wiz have accrued 217 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 104 balls out of the park. KT has a slugging percentage of .380 and have struck out 1,041 times, while being walked on 639 occasions. As a unit, the KT Wiz are notching 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in the league. They have accounted for 666 RBI's and 1,263 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is sitting at .265. They are sitting with 711 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .356.
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Jae-gyun Hwang is a batter who should impact this game for KT. In his professional baseball career, Hwang has hit 196 balls out of the park while driving in 922 runs. His slugging percentage is .453 and he has totaled 2,823 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he approached the plate 6,978 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,814 times. He has struck out 1,179 times and has been walked on 578 at-bats, contributing to a .353 OBP. Hwang has earned a batting average of .291 for his career, in addition to 945 scored runs and an OPS of .810.
The KT Wiz have a tally of 3,792 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,464 assists and 112 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which puts them in 7th in KBO and have 133 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 93 bags and have been gunned down 31 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 25.0%.
They have a K/BB ratio of 2.16 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.32. Wiz pitchers have surrendered 85 home runs and 581 runs (9th in the league). KT has allowed 1,166 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings) as well as 512 earned runs. The Wiz are sitting with a team ERA of 3.67 for the year (2nd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,051 hitters.
Miranda (90-66 career mark) has a FIP of 4.11 while he has gone up against 5,613 hitters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 1,186 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 531 free passes. His ERA is 3.70 (548 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.288. Miranda has taken the hill for 1,332 frames and has racked up 1,185 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The Bears have a team slugging % of .391 and they are earning 5.13 runs per game (2nd in KBO). They have recorded 234 doubles, while getting a free base 556 times as well as racking up 733 runs. Doosan has a total of 109 home runs for the year as well as 693 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 938 instances (7th in KBO) and have a total of 1,306 hits. The Doosan Bears have recorded an OBP of .350 in addition to a batting average of .268 so far this year.
Jose Miguel Fernandez is a hitter who should impact this game for Doosan. Fernandez has tallied a walk 532 times while fanning on 343 attempts. His on-base percentage is .396 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .846. In the 4,850 official at-bats in his pro career, Fernandez has an average at the plate of .321 with 1,558 hits. He has recorded 728 runs in addition to having 745 RBIs. He has gone yard 124 times, in addition to having 2,181 bases in total and a .450 slugging percentage.
The Doosan Bears have twisted 120 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (4th in Korean baseball). The Bears have racked up 1,293 assists, 89 errors and have a total of 3,806 putouts so far this year. Of their 131 tries at stealing a base, they have been successful 83 times and been caught 48 times (36.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Bears have a WHIP of 1.487 with a FIP of 4.66 as a squad on the year. They come in at 2nd in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,288. The Doosan pitching staff have conceded 653 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.28 (599 earned runs given up). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.77 (1,037 strikeouts vs 586 free passes). They have given up 104 long balls and they relinquish 4.66 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
Despaigne (113-115 mark in his career) holds a 4.06 earned run average and has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.95 and he has gone up against 8,829 opposing hitters during his career. He has surrendered a total of 914 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.410 and a FIP of 4.5. During his career, Despaigne has allowed 2,079 hits and he has 1,517 strikeouts in 2,025 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT (-110)
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