KT Wiz vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 8/10/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: KT (+131) Kiwoom (-175)
Eric Jokisch and the Kiwoom Heroes (41-39, 6th in KBO) host the KT Wiz (45-30, 1st in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Wiz coming in at +131 and the Heroes are at -175. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jae-sung Bae and Eric Jokisch.
KT owns a slugging percentage of .393 and have been called out on strikes 551 times, while taking a walk on 353 occasions. They have 378 RBI's as well as 679 hits for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .269. The Wiz have tallied 117 doubles as a team and have knocked 61 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 406 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .363. As a team, the KT Wiz are knocking in 5.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball.
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Jae-gyun Hwang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. In his career, Hwang has drilled 193 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 899 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .458 and he has a total of 2,729 bases. In his time in the Majors, he faced a pitcher 6,683 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,741 times. He has been struck out 1,122 times and has been walked on 555 occasions, which contributes in part to a .354 on-base percentage. Hwang has accumulated a batting average of .292 for his career in baseball, in addition to 909 scored runs and an OPS of .761.
The Wiz have swiped 47 bases and have been caught 14 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 23.0%. The KT Wiz have a tally of 1,993 putouts on the year, in addition to 778 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which puts them in 7th in KBO and they have twisted 68 double plays.
The Wiz are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.15 so far this year (2nd in the league), and their staff has rung up 568 batters. Wiz pitchers have yielded 51 home runs and also 344 runs (9th in the league). KT has given up 641 base hits (8.7 per 9 innings) in addition to 306 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.98 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40.
Bae has taken the ball for 386 innings and has earned 273 K's so far in his pro career. His ERA is 4.20 (180 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.492. He has surrendered 377 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 199 walks. Bae (26-21 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.50 while going up against 1,698 batters in baseball.
The Kiwoom Heroes have recorded an on-base percentage of .357 in addition to a batting average of .261 this year. They have struck out on 608 instances (2nd in the league) and have earned 713 base knocks. Kiwoom is sitting with 53 home runs for the season and 398 runs batted in. The Heroes hold a team slugging % of .384 and they are earning 5.33 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have put up 146 two-baggers, while walking 382 times as well as racking up 426 runs.
Woo-Hyun Song is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. For the 358 at-bats in his baseball career, Song has compiled an average at the plate of .271 in addition to 97 base hits. He has hit a home run 4 times, as well as 137 total bases and a .383 slugging %. Song has earned a free base 39 times while striking out on 71 attempts. He is sitting with 47 runs and also has 58 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .347 and he has earned a career OPS of .730.
The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 83 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (10th in the league). The Heroes have racked up 851 assists, 64 errors and have accounted for 2,132 putouts so far this year. In their 61 attempts at stealing a base, they have had success 41 times and been caught 20 times (32.8% caught stealing percentage).
The Kiwoom pitching staff have relinquished 381 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.17 (329 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 66 home runs and they give up 4.83 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO). The Heroes hold a team WHIP of 1.450 and have a FIP of 4.83 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.72 (550 strikeouts vs 320 walks). They rank 5th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 710.
Thus far in his career, Jokisch has allowed 1,502 hits while tallying 1,193 strikeouts in 1,537 innings pitched. He has given up 579 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.256 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and he has faced 6,438 opposing batters thus far in his career. Jokisch (98-82 career record) has a 3.39 earned run average and has given up 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom (-175)
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