KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 7/10/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-106) Kia (-125)
Gwangju Kia Champions Field is the venue where Eui Lee Lee and the Kia Tigers (29-43, 9th in KBO) will play the KT Wiz (45-28, 1st in KBO) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Wiz coming in at -106 and the Tigers are at -125. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Jae-sung Bae and Eui Lee Lee.
The Wiz have accounted for 116 doubles as a team and have hit 60 balls out of the stadium. KT has a slugging % of .397 and have struck out 539 times, while taking a walk on 347 occasions. As a squad, the KT Wiz are recording 5.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 2nd in the league. They have earned 374 runs batted in in addition to 667 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is at .271. They have tallied 402 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .366.
Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who can be a difference maker for KT. In his professional baseball career, Bae has hit 19 balls out of the park while knocking in 117 runs. His slugging percentage is .378 and he has totaled 375 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 1,136 times and has come through with a base knock 264 times. He has gone down on strikes 269 times and earned a walk on 117 at-bats, contributing to a .348 OBP. Bae has hit .266 for his baseball career, with 169 scored runs and an OPS of .726.
The KT Wiz have a total of 1,945 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 762 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .980 which has them sitting 6th in Korean baseball and they have twisted 67 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 46 bags and have been gunned down 14 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 23.3%.
The Wiz have compiled a team earned run average of 4.10 this season (2nd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 548 batters. KT has surrendered 622 base knocks (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 295 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.94 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. Wiz pitchers have surrendered 50 home runs and 332 total runs (9th in baseball).
Bae (26-21 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.50 while he has gone up against 1,698 opposing hitters in baseball. He has surrendered 377 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 199 walks. His ERA is 4.20 (180 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.492. Bae has taken the mound for 386 frames and has accounted for 273 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .332 and they score 3.88 runs per outing (9th in the league). They hit 90 two-baggers, while taking a walk 312 times and putting up 279 runs. Kia is sitting with 29 home runs on the campaign in addition to 271 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 464 occasions (9th in baseball) and are sitting with 608 hits. The Kia Tigers are sitting with an on-base percentage of .340 and a team batting average of .249 on the season.
Won-joon Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Choi has tallied a free base 108 times while being called out on strikes on 200 chances. He has accounted for 226 runs and racked up 140 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .346 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .733. He has homered 12 times, in addition to having 530 total bases and a .387 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 1,370 at-bats in his pro career, Choi has recorded a batting average of .288 in addition to 394 base knocks.
The Kia Tigers have twisted 65 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in KBO). The Tigers have racked up 693 assists, 45 errors and have accounted for 1,920 putouts for the year. Out of their 70 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 50 times and been caught 20 times (28.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.609 in addition to having a FIP of 5.71 as a pitching staff so far this year. They have a ranking of 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 664. The Kia pitching staff have conceded 406 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 5.40 (384 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.34 (491 strikeouts vs 366 walks). They have yielded 72 homers and they yield 5.71 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Lee has conceded 50 hits and he has 71 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 31 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.305 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.92 and he has faced 283 batters during his career. Lee (4-3 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.19 earned run average and has conceded 6.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia (-125)
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