KT Wiz vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 8/31/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-270) Hanwha (+192)
Ki Joong Kim and the Hanwha Eagles (35-57, 10th in KBO) host the KT Wiz (55-36, 1st in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Wiz priced at -270 and the Eagles are at +192. The total opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Hyeong Jun So and Ki Joong Kim.
The Wiz have hit 144 doubles as a squad and have hit 73 balls out of the park. KT owns a slugging percentage of .392 and have struck out 671 times, while taking a walk on 425 occasions. As a team, the KT Wiz are putting up 5.4 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball. They have accounted for 459 runs batted in and 834 hits for the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .270. They have accounted for 492 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .364.
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Jae-gyun Hwang is a hitter who should impact this game for KT. In his professional baseball career, Hwang has hit 194 balls out of the park while knocking in 905 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .458 in addition to racking up 2,761 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped into the batters box 6,757 times and has delivered with a hit 1,766 times. He has gone down on strikes 1,136 times and earned a walk on 560 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .355 OBP. Hwang has a batting average of .293 for his career in baseball, in addition to 926 scored runs and an OPS of .857.
The KT Wiz have amassed 2,434 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 940 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which ranks 7th in the league and have 87 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 57 bags and have been thrown out 17 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 23.0%.
The Wiz are sitting with a team ERA of 4.02 on the season (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 694 hitters. KT has surrendered 764 base hits (8.5 per 9 innings) as well as 362 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.01 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Wiz pitchers have given up 60 home runs and also 408 runs (9th in KBO).
So (17-10 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.54 and he has faced 921 hitters during his time in baseball. He has conceded 223 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) with 82 walks. His ERA is 3.98 (94 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.436. So has taken the ball for 212 frames and has tallied 152 punch outs during his professional baseball career.
Hanwha is sitting with 54 home runs so far this season as well as 358 RBIs. They have put up 137 doubles, while walking 415 times as well as scoring 388 runs. The Hanwha Eagles have compiled a team OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .234 on the campaign. The Eagles have a team SLG% of .338 and they are recording 4.04 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have been rung up on 852 occasions (1st in KBO) and have earned a total of 725 base hits.
Eun-won Jung is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Over the course of the 1,354 at-bats in his career, Jung has a batting average of .261 with 354 base hits. He has hit it out of the park 19 times, in addition to having 499 total bases and also a .369 slugging %. Jung has earned a walk 186 times while fanning on 263 chances. He has accrued 200 runs and has 135 RBIs. His on-base rate is .351 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .720.
Of their 101 chances at getting a steal, they got to the bag before the ball 72 times and been caught 29 times (28.7% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 87 double plays and have a fielding rate of .978 (9th in KBO). The Eagles have accrued 837 assists, 74 errors and have accounted for 2,519 putouts on the season.
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.538 in addition to having a FIP of 5.35 as a team so far this season. They sit at 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 807. The Hanwha pitching staff have conceded 499 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.72 (440 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.39 (673 strikeouts against 484 bases on balls). They have conceded 84 long balls and they surrender 5.35 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO).
During his career, Kim has surrendered 42 base hits while earning 22 strikeouts in 32 innings. Kim (1-4 career win-loss record) has a 4.96 earned run average while giving up 11.6 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 18 ER's while holding a WHIP of 2.020 and a FIP of 5.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.92 and he has gone up against 163 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT (-270)
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