KT Wiz vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 6/25/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-150) Hanwha (+110)
Hanwha Life Eagles Park is the site where See-hwan Chang and the Hanwha Eagles (26-39, 8th in KBO) will take on the KT Wiz (36-26, 2nd in KBO) on Friday. The line on this contest has the Wiz coming in at -150 and the Eagles are at +110. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be William Cuevas and See-hwan Chang.
KT owns a slugging percentage of .396 and have been rung up 464 times, while being walked on 300 occasions. They have compiled 313 runs batted in and 579 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .274. The Wiz have compiled 103 doubles as a team and have smacked 48 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 337 runs and hold an OBP of .368. As a squad, the KT Wiz are putting up 5.4 runs per game, which has them at 2nd in the league.
Baek-ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Kang has accumulated a batting average of .328 for his career, with 308 scored runs and an OPS of .932. He has gone down on strikes 339 times and has been walked on 218 occasions, contributing to a .405 on-base percentage. For his career, Kang has hit 72 balls out of the park while knocking in 288 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .527 and he has totaled 895 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he came to bat 1,940 times and has notched a base hit 558 times.
The Wiz have swiped 43 bases and have been gunned down 13 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 23.2%. The KT Wiz have accumulated 1,660 putouts for the season, as well as 651 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .978 which has them ranked 8th in the league and they have twisted 61 double plays.
The Wiz hold a team ERA of 4.31 on the year (5th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 467 batters. KT has conceded 551 hits (9.0 per 9 innings) and also 265 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.81 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.46. Wiz pitchers have conceded 43 long balls in addition to 299 runs in total (7th in baseball).
Cuevas has taken the ball for 1,471 innings and is sitting with 1,181 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 3.88 (635 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.248. He has conceded 1,352 base hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 484 free passes. Cuevas (90-80 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.34 while he has faced 6,199 hitters in baseball.
The Hanwha Eagles have tallied an OBP of .335 and a team batting average of .238 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 592 occasions (1st in baseball) and have 507 base knocks. Hanwha has recorded 38 home runs over the course of the season and 245 RBIs. The Eagles have a slugging percentage of .349 and they are scoring 4.14 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have hit 104 doubles, while taking a walk 292 times and recording 269 runs.
Si-hwan Noh is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hanwha. Noh has earned a free base 82 times while fanning on 258 chances. He has accrued 97 runs and racked up 108 RBIs. His on-base rate is .306 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .689. He has homered 26 times, with 287 total bases and a .383 slugging %. Over the course of the 749 official at-bats in his career, Noh has hit .224 in addition to 168 hits.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 52 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .978 (9th in the league). The Eagles have racked up 560 assists, 52 errors and have earned 1,713 putouts for the year. Of their 72 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 50 times and been caught 22 times (30.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Eagles have a WHIP of 1.536 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.30 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.36 (458 strikeouts against 337 free passes). They are sitting at 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 540. They have allowed 65 homers and they relinquish 5.30 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO). The Hanwha pitching staff have given up 336 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.73 (300 earned runs relinquished).
So far in his pro baseball career, Chang has conceded 646 hits while he has tallied 496 K's in 571 innings. He has surrendered 344 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.144 and having a FIP of 5.7. His K/BB ratio is 1.77 and he has gone up against 2,647 opposing batters during his career. Chang (21-56 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.98 earned run average while giving up 9.2 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Hanwha (+110) and under the total runs
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's KBO Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert KBO Picks