NC Dinos vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 4/23/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Doosan Bears
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-170) Doosan (+145)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Won-joon Choi and the Doosan Bears (7-6, 4th in KBO) will take on the NC Dinos (8-5, 2nd in KBO) on Friday. The Dinos open this matchup at -170 while the Bears are coming in at +145. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Drew Rucinski and Won-joon Choi.
NC has a slugging rate of .461 and have been called out on strikes 104 times, while drawing a walk on 59 occasions. They have accounted for 81 runs batted in as well as 111 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is sitting at .253. The Dinos have accrued 19 doubles as a squad and have knocked 22 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 82 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .368. As a squad, the NC Dinos are knocking in 6.3 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 1st in the league.
Sung-Bum Na is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. Na has accrued an average at the plate of .316 for his career, with 726 runs scored and an OPS of .925. He has struck out 924 times and earned a walk on 333 occasions, which contributes in part to a .383 OBP. In his pro baseball career, Na has hit 182 baseballs out of the park while driving in 743 runs. His slugging percentage is .542 in addition to having tallied 2,029 bases. In his time in the Majors, he came to bat 4,202 times and has come through with a base hit 1,183 times.
The NC Dinos have earned a total of 348 putouts on the campaign, as well as 120 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .973 which puts them in 10th in the league and have 11 double plays. The Dinos have swiped 6 bases and have been caught 7 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 53.8%.
The Dinos hold a team earned run average of 4.50 this season (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 101 hitters. Dinos pitchers have given up 11 home runs and 64 runs in total (5th in baseball). NC has given up 119 hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and 58 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.02 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.46.
Rucinski (80-68 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.19 while going up against 5,118 opposing batters in baseball. He has given up 1,299 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 362 free passes. His earned run average is 3.67 (527 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.285. Rucinski has taken the mound for 1,292 frames and has racked up 1,084 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Bears have a team SLG% of .342 and they earn 4.38 runs per game (8th in KBO). They hit 16 doubles, while taking a walk 50 times and putting up 57 runs. Doosan has 5 home runs on the year as well as 54 RBIs. They have struck out on 97 instances (5th in the league) and have a total of 116 base hits. The Doosan Bears have accumulated an on-base percentage of .340 and a batting average of .262 for the season.
Kyeong-min Ho is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. For the 3,374 at-bats in his professional career, Ho has hit .297 with 1,003 hits. He has gone yard 33 times, with 1,306 total bases and a .387 slugging percentage. Ho has drawn a free base 267 times while striking out on 323 attempts. He has recorded 542 runs and racked up 413 runs batted in. His on-base % is .360 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .747.
Out of their 11 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 6 times and been caught 5 times (45.5% caught stealing rate). The Doosan Bears have turned 20 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (5th in Korean baseball). The Bears have racked up 138 assists, 9 errors and have earned 342 putouts on the season.
The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.482 with a FIP of 3.24 as a team for the year. They rank 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 122. The Doosan pitching staff have relinquished 41 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 2.84 (36 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.79 (84 strikeouts against 47 free passes). They have surrendered 7 HR's and they relinquish 3.24 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league).
So far in his pro career, Choi has allowed 221 base knocks while he has accumulated 149 K's in 202 frames. He has conceded 82 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.376 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.61 and he has gone up against 879 hitters during his pro baseball career. Choi (12-4 career record) has earned a 3.65 earned run average and has given up 9.8 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Doosan (+145) and over 8.5 runs
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