KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 11/18/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-108) Doosan (-105)
Gocheok Sky Dome is the venue where Been Gwak and the Doosan Bears (70-65, 4th in KBO) will play the KT Wiz (75-59, 1st in KBO) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Wiz priced at -108 and the Bears are at -105. The O/U opens at 8. The starting pitchers are Je Seong Bae and Been Gwak.
The Wiz have earned 217 doubles as a team and have smacked 104 balls out of the park. KT has a slugging rate of .380 and have struck out 1,041 times, while drawing a walk on 639 occasions. As a squad, the KT Wiz are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which puts them at 5th in the league. They have earned 666 runs batted in as well as 1,263 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .265. They have a total of 711 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .356.
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Baek-ho Kang is a batter who can be a difference maker for KT. In his career, Kang has hit 81 balls over the fence while driving in 339 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he faced a pitcher 2,286 times and has notched a hit 642 times. Kang has hit .325 for his baseball career, in addition to 349 scored runs and an OPS of .930. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .522 in addition to earning 1,032 bases. He has fanned 389 times and earned a walk on 280 at-bats, contributing to a .408 OBP.
The KT Wiz have accounted for 3,792 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,464 assists and 112 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .979 which is 7th in the league and they have twisted 133 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 93 bases and have been thrown out 31 times, which means their caught stealing percentage sits at 25.0%.
The Wiz hold a team ERA of 3.67 for the year (2nd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,051 batters. KT has allowed 1,166 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings) and also 512 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.16 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.32. Wiz pitchers have allowed 85 long balls in addition to 581 runs (9th in baseball).
Bae has taken the mound for 450 innings and is sitting with 333 punch outs during his career. Bae (29-27 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.49 and he has gone up against 1,983 hitters in baseball. His ERA is 4.11 (206 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.498. He has surrendered 437 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 238 free passes.
The Bears hold a slugging % of .391 and they earn 5.13 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have put up 234 two-baggers, while getting a free base 556 times as well as notching 733 runs. Doosan has accumulated 109 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 693 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 938 occasions (7th in baseball) and have totaled 1,306 hits. The Doosan Bears have tallied an on-base percentage of .350 as well as a batting average of .268 over the course of the season.
Seok-Hwan Yang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Doosan. In the 2,091 at-bats in his pro career, Yang has compiled an average at the plate of .265 in addition to having 554 base knocks. He has hit a home run 81 times, in addition to having 920 bases in total and a .440 slugging %. Yang has drawn a free base 138 times while being called out on strikes on 457 plate appearances. He has accrued 249 runs and also has 358 runs batted in. His on-base % is .315 and he holds a career OPS of .755.
Out of their 131 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 83 times and been caught 48 times (36.6% caught stealing rate). The Doosan Bears have turned 120 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (4th in KBO). The Bears have 1,293 assists, 89 errors and have 3,806 putouts for the season.
The Doosan pitching staff have conceded 653 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.28 (599 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 104 long balls and they allow 4.66 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Bears are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.487 in addition to having a FIP of 4.66 as a pitching staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.77 (1,037 strikeouts vs 586 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,288.
During his career, Gwak has allowed 122 base hits while earning 122 punch outs in 129 innings. He has allowed a total of 71 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.681 and a FIP of 5.3. His K/BB ratio is 1.27 and he has gone up against 609 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Gwak (7-8 career record) is the owner of a 4.93 ERA while allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan (-105)
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