KT Wiz vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 6/26/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-150) Hanwha (+120)
Hyeong Jun So and the KT Wiz (37-27, 3rd in KBO) head to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Hanwha Eagles (26-41, 10th in KBO). The moneyline on this game has the Wiz priced at -150 and the Eagles are at +120. The total is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Hyeong Jun So and Ryan Carpenter.
KT has a slugging percentage of .392 and have been called out on strikes 480 times, while taking a walk on 309 occasions. They have accounted for 318 runs batted in and 593 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .272. The Wiz have earned 104 doubles as a team and have hit 49 balls out of the park. They have earned 344 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .367. As a squad, the KT Wiz are notching 5.4 runs per outing, which has them at 2nd in baseball.
Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. In his career, Bae has drilled 18 balls out of the park while driving in 107 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped into the batters box 1,099 times and came through with a base base knock 255 times. Bae has recorded a batting average of .266 for his career in baseball, in addition to 166 runs scored and an OPS of .726. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .376 and he has racked up 361 bases. He has been struck out 262 times and has taken a walk on 116 occasions, contributing to a .350 OBP.
The KT Wiz have accumulated 1,714 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 678 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding rate is at .979 which has them sitting 8th in KBO and they have twisted 62 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 44 bases and have been gunned down 13 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 22.8%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.84 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.44. Wiz pitchers have conceded 43 long balls and also 304 total runs (7th in baseball). KT has allowed 560 hits (8.8 per 9 innings) and also 270 earned runs. The Wiz have a team ERA of 4.25 for the year (5th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 481 batters.
So (15-8 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.25 while going up against 823 batters in baseball. He has conceded 200 base knocks (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 74 free passes. His earned run average is 3.87 (82 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.437. So has thrown 190 frames and has accounted for 135 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
Hanwha has tallied 38 HRs for the season as well as 247 runs batted in. They hit 106 doubles, while getting a free base 296 times as well as scoring 271 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have compiled a team on-base percentage of .333 and a batting average of .237 for the year. The Eagles have a team slugging percentage of .347 and they are scoring 4.04 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have struck out on 607 instances (1st in KBO) and have accounted for 519 base hits.
Joo-Suk Ha is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. During the 1,993 at-bats in his pro career, Ha has earned a batting average of .268 in addition to having 535 base hits. He has homered 37 times, as well as 764 bases in total and also a .383 slugging percentage. Ha has drawn a free base 120 times while fanning on 520 occasions. He has a total of 272 runs in addition to having earned 230 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .317 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .700.
Of their 73 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 51 times and been caught 22 times (30.1% caught stealing percentage). The Hanwha Eagles have twisted 53 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (9th in KBO). The Eagles have racked up 578 assists, 54 errors and have amassed 1,761 putouts on the campaign.
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.537 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.24 as a team for the year. They are currently ranked 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 556. The Hanwha pitching staff have conceded 342 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.68 (305 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.35 (467 strikeouts against 346 bases on balls). They have surrendered 67 homers and they give up 5.24 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Carpenter (79-87 career win-loss mark) has a 4.33 ERA and has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.27 and he has gone up against 5,549 hitters in his career. He has surrendered 664 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.321 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. During his career, Carpenter has allowed 1,442 base hits while he has accumulated 1,251 strikeouts in 1,381 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha (+120)
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