KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 9/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Doosan Bears
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-111) Doosan (-119)
Ariel Miranda and the Doosan Bears (49-50, 7th in KBO) play the KT Wiz (61-39, 1st in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Tuesday. The Bears open this game at -119 while the Wiz are coming in at -111. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Odrisamer Despaigne and Ariel Miranda.
The Wiz have hit 161 two-baggers as a team and have hit 87 balls out of the park. KT has a slugging rate of .396 and have been called out on strikes 757 times, while getting the free base on 477 occasions. As a unit, the KT Wiz are notching 5.4 runs per outing, which is 1st in the league. They have accrued 529 RBI's in addition to 944 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is at .270. They have 564 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .363.
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Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter who should impact this game for KT. For his professional baseball career, Bae has hit 24 baseballs out of the park while driving in 133 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to the plate 1,269 times and has come through with a hit 291 times. Bae is sitting with a batting avereage of .262 in his time in baseball, with 187 runs scored and an OPS of .719. His career slugging percentage is .376 and he has a total of 417 bases. He has struck out 295 times and has walked on 124 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .343 on-base percentage.
The KT Wiz have earned 2,751 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,060 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which ranks 7th in KBO and they have twisted 99 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 70 bags and have been caught 19 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 21.3%.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.05 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.34. Wiz pitchers have surrendered 65 home runs and 438 runs (9th in KBO). KT has conceded 852 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) as well as 390 earned runs. The Wiz are sitting with a team ERA of 3.83 on the season (2nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 773 hitters.
Despaigne (109-112 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.56 and he has gone up against 8,581 hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 2,019 base knocks (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 759 walks. His earned run average is 4.07 (890 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.412. Despaigne has thrown 1,967 innings and has tallied 1,480 strikeouts during his career.
Doosan has compiled 85 HRs this year to go along with 509 runs batted in. They have hit 172 doubles, while getting a free base 408 times and racking up 533 runs. The Doosan Bears have recorded an on-base percentage of .352 as well as a team batting average of .268 so far this year. The Bears have a team slugging percentage of .397 and they average 5.23 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 692 occasions (7th in the league) and have totaled 933 hits.
Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. During the 3,689 official at-bats in his baseball career, Ho is sitting with a batting avereage of .295 with 1,090 base hits. He has homered 37 times, with 1,429 total bases and a .387 slugging percentage. Ho has recorded a free base 288 times while going down on strikes on 343 occasions. He has recorded 582 runs and has 449 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .358 and he also has a career OPS of .745.
The Doosan Bears have turned 87 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (1st in the league). The Bears have racked up 935 assists, 57 errors and have a tally of 2,693 putouts for the season. Out of their 94 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 62 times and been caught 32 times (34.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Doosan pitching staff have surrendered 491 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.48 (447 earned runs conceded). They have given up 85 long balls and they relinquish 4.92 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Bears have a team WHIP of 1.511 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.92 as a unit so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.76 (718 strikeouts against 407 bases on balls). They rank 4th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 950.
Miranda (88-65 career record) is the owner of a 3.75 earned run average while giving up 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 and he has faced 5,433 batters thus far in his career. He has allowed 537 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.289 and a FIP of 4.2. So far in his pro career, Miranda has conceded 1,151 hits while he has earned 1,124 strikeouts in 1,290 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan (-119)
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