KT Wiz vs NC Dinos Prediction, 4/20/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs NC Dinos
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: KT (-120) NC (+140)
Changwon NC Park is the venue where Wes Parsons and the NC Dinos (8-4, 2nd in KBO) will play the KT Wiz (6-6, 6th in KBO) on Tuesday. The Dinos open this game at +140 while the Wiz are coming in at -120. The over/under has been set at 11. The pitchers expected to start will be Jae-sung Bae and Wes Parsons.
The Wiz have hit 17 doubles as a team and have knocked 6 balls out of the stadium. KT is slugging .382 and have been rung up 79 times, while drawing a walk on 57 occasions. As a unit, the KT Wiz are notching 5.1 runs per contest, which has them at 3rd in the league. They have amassed 57 RBI's and 113 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .280. They have tallied 61 runs scored while having a team OBP of .370.
Baek-ho Kang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. In his pro baseball career, Kang has hit 65 balls out of the park while knocking in 243 runs. For his time in baseball, he stepped into the batters box 1,717 times and has come through with a hit 483 times. Kang has compiled an average at the plate of .320 for his career, with 279 runs scored and an OPS of .917. He has earned a slugging percentage of .521 and he has a total of 787 bases. He has fanned 311 times and has walked on 187 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .396 OBP.
The KT Wiz have earned a total of 312 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 130 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which has them sitting 8th in the league and they have twisted 12 double plays. The Wiz have swiped 10 bases and have been thrown out 1 time, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 9.1%.
The Wiz have an ERA of 4.24 so far this season (5th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 91 batters. KT has allowed 97 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) and 49 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.94 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. Wiz pitchers have conceded 6 home runs in addition to 55 runs in total (6th in baseball).
Bae has thrown 318 frames and has earned 203 K's in his career. His earned run average is 4.41 (156 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.527. He has surrendered 322 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) with 164 walks. Bae (20-19 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.72 while he has gone up against 1,407 batters during his time in baseball.
The Dinos hold a slugging percentage of .470 and they average 6.58 runs per outing (1st in KBO). The have tallied 19 doubles, while getting a free base 54 times and scoring 79 runs. NC has 20 home runs for the season to go along with 78 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 96 occasions (3rd in the league) and have 106 hits. The NC Dinos have earned a team OBP of .373 and a batting average of .261 over the course of the season.
Aaron Altherr is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Altherr has earned a free base 415 times while fanning on 1,195 chances. His on-base percentage sits at .326 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .755. For the 4,434 at-bats in his MLB career, Altherr has hit .255 and has racked up 1,129 base hits. He has accrued 641 runs and also has 662 runs batted in. He has homered 142 times, with 1,902 total bases and also a .429 slugging percentage.
In their 13 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 6 times and been caught 7 times (53.8% caught stealing percentage). The NC Dinos have turned 10 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .971 (10th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have recorded 112 assists, 13 errors and have earned a total of 321 putouts for the year.
The Dinos are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.421 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.46 as a squad for the year. They are currently ranked 4th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 108. The NC pitching staff have surrendered 53 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.95 (47 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.14 (94 strikeouts vs 44 bases on balls). They have conceded 7 long balls and they surrender 4.46 runs per 9 innings (4th in KBO).
In his pro baseball career, Parsons has given up 609 base knocks while tallying 583 strikeouts in 660 frames. He has conceded a total of 253 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.243 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and he has faced 2,768 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Parsons (28-32 career mark) has earned a 3.45 earned run average and has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take NC (+140)
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