KT Wiz vs NC Dinos Prediction, 4/22/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs NC Dinos
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: KT (+145) NC (-170)
Changwon NC Park is the site where Drew Rucinski and the NC Dinos (8-5, 2nd in KBO) will take on the KT Wiz (7-6, 5th in KBO) on Thursday. The Dinos open this game at -170 while the Wiz are coming in at +145. The over/under is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Odrisamer Despaigne and Drew Rucinski.
KT has a slugging % of .385 and have been called out on strikes 82 times, while being walked on 62 occasions. They have amassed 63 runs batted in and 127 hits on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .287. The Wiz have earned 19 two-baggers as a team and have hit 6 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 71 runs while holding a team OBP of .376. As a team, the KT Wiz are compiling 5.5 runs per game, which is 2nd in baseball.
Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. For his pro baseball career, Bae has slapped 14 balls out of the park while driving in 81 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he came to bat 885 times and came through with a base base hit 206 times. Bae is sitting with a batting avereage of .265 in his time in baseball, in addition to 129 scored runs and an OPS of .714. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .371 and he has racked up 288 bases. He has struck out 218 times and earned a walk on 86 occasions, contributing to a .343 OBP.
The KT Wiz have accounted for 339 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 141 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .978 which is 8th in KBO and have accumulated 12 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 10 bases and have been thrown out 2 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 16.7%.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.06 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.35. Wiz pitchers have conceded 7 home runs and also 57 runs in total (7th in the league). KT has allowed 104 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) as well as 51 earned runs. The Wiz hold a team earned run average of 4.06 over the course of the season (4th in the league), and they have struck out 99 batters.
Despaigne has thrown 1,855 frames and is sitting with 1,368 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Despaigne (100-107 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.60 and he has gone up against 8,084 hitters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.12 (850 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.414. He has surrendered 1,918 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 706 walks.
The NC Dinos have an OBP of .368 and a batting average of .253 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 104 instances (4th in the league) and have notched a total of 111 base knocks. NC has accumulated 22 HRs so far this season to go along with 81 runs batted in. The Dinos have a team slugging % of .461 and they are earning 6.31 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have 19 doubles, while taking a walk 59 times as well as recording 82 runs.
Sung-Bum Na is a hitter who can be a difference maker for NC. Na has earned a free base 333 times while fanning on 924 tries. He has accrued 726 runs and also has 743 RBIs. His on-base % is .383 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .925. He has homered 182 times, as well as 2,029 total bases and also a .542 slugging percentage. In the 3,743 official at-bats in his baseball career, Na has compiled an average at the plate of .316 in addition to 1,183 base knocks.
The NC Dinos have turned 11 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .973 (10th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have racked up 120 assists, 13 errors and have earned a total of 348 putouts so far this year. Out of their 13 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 6 times and been caught 7 times (53.8% caught stealing percentage).
The Dinos have a WHIP of 1.457 in addition to having a FIP of 4.97 as a team over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.02 (101 strikeouts against 50 walks). They come in at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 119. They have given up 11 long balls and they give up 4.97 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO). The NC pitching staff have given up 64 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.50 (58 earned runs conceded).
So far in his career, Rucinski has surrendered 1,299 base knocks while earning 1,084 K's in 1,292 frames. He has conceded a total of 527 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.285 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.99 and he has faced 5,118 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Rucinski (80-68 record in his career) holds a 3.67 ERA while giving up 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take KT (+145)
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