KT Wiz vs NC Dinos Prediction, 10/19/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs NC Dinos
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-112) NC (-119)
Je Seong Bae and the KT Wiz (73-53, 1st in KBO) are headed to Changwon NC Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the NC Dinos (62-63, 7th in KBO). The line on this game has the Wiz coming in at -112 and the Dinos are at -119. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Je Seong Bae and Wes Parsons.
The Wiz have tallied 202 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 99 balls out of the stadium. KT has a slugging rate of .381 and have struck out 987 times, while getting the free base on 614 occasions. As a unit, the KT Wiz are scoring 5.1 runs per game, which puts them at 2nd in the league. They have accrued 641 runs batted in in addition to 1,186 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is .265. They have accounted for 686 runs and have an on-base percentage of .358.
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Baek-ho Kang is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his professional baseball career, Kang has hit 81 balls over the fence while knocking in 336 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .524 in addition to racking up 1,017 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to the plate 2,246 times and has come through with a base knock 631 times. He has fanned 385 times and has taken a walk on 277 occasions, which contributes in part to a .409 on-base percentage. Kang is sitting with a batting avereage of .325 for his time in baseball, with 348 runs scored and an OPS of .933.
The Wiz have swiped 89 bags and have been gunned down 28 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 23.9%. The KT Wiz have 3,537 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,380 assists and 106 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which has them ranked 7th in KBO and have accumulated 126 double plays.
They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.13 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.31. Wiz pitchers have allowed 79 home runs and also 549 runs in total (9th in the league). KT has allowed 1,090 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and 483 earned runs. The Wiz have an ERA of 3.69 this year (2nd in the league), and they have rung up 975 hitters.
Bae has thrown 442 innings and has tallied 321 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.03 (198 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.482. He has given up 424 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 232 walks. Bae (29-25 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.39 while going up against 1,940 opposing hitters in baseball.
The NC Dinos have earned a team on-base percentage of .344 and a batting average of .261 this year. They have been rung up on 987 instances (4th in the league) and have recorded 1,146 base hits. NC has 159 home runs this year as well as 620 runs batted in. The Dinos have a team slugging percentage of .419 and they average 4.92 runs per outing (7th in KBO). They have put up 188 doubles, while getting a free base 473 times and putting up 650 runs.
Aaron Altherr is a hitter who should impact this game for NC. Altherr has recorded a free base 463 times while fanning on 1,321 attempts. He has accumulated 706 runs and has 721 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .328 and he also has a career OPS of .760. He has hit a home run 164 times, with 2,090 total bases and also a .432 slugging percentage. For the 4,838 official at-bats in his pro career, Altherr has accrued an average at the plate of .255 with 1,233 base hits.
Of their 115 chances at getting a steal, they have made it 75 times and been caught 40 times (34.8% caught stealing percentage). The NC Dinos have twisted 99 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .978 (8th in KBO). The Dinos have 1,184 assists, 105 errors and have earned 3,449 putouts so far this season.
The NC pitching staff have given up 642 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.54 (580 earned runs conceded). They have given up 114 dingers and they give up 5.03 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.486 in addition to having a FIP of 5.03 as a team on the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.74 (960 strikeouts vs 552 bases on balls). They are sitting at 7th in KBO as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,156.
In his career, Parsons has surrendered 701 base hits and he has 703 punch outs in 769 innings pitched. He has allowed 301 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.263 and a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.59 and he has gone up against 3,250 batters thus far in his career. Parsons (30-39 record in his career) holds a 3.52 earned run average and has conceded 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT (-112)
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