NC Dinos vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 8/15/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-130) Hanwha (+110)
Drew Rucinski and the NC Dinos (38-37, 6th in KBO) travel to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Hanwha Eagles (29-51, 10th in KBO). The moneyline on this matchup has the Dinos priced at -130 and the Eagles are at +110. The total has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Drew Rucinski and Ki Joong Kim.
As a team, the NC Dinos are knocking in 5.5 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. They are sitting with 423 runs scored and hold an OBP of .361. The Dinos have recorded 117 doubles as a team and have hit 106 balls out of the park. They have 402 runs batted in as well as 716 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is at .272. NC is slugging .443 and have struck out 558 times, while getting the free base on 314 occasions.
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Sung-Bum Na is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. For his professional baseball career, Na has slapped 197 balls over the fence while driving in 783 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .540 in addition to earning 2,163 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 4,490 times and has delivered with a hit 1,260 times. He has gone down on strikes 979 times and has been walked on 352 occasions, which has contributed to a .382 OBP. Na has hit .315 in his time in baseball, in addition to 776 runs scored and an OPS of .922.
The NC Dinos have accumulated 2,027 putouts on the campaign, as well as 682 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which ranks 6th in KBO and have earned 60 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 45 bases and have been gunned down 22 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 32.8%.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.66 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.56. Dinos pitchers have conceded 69 long balls and 390 runs in total (5th in the league). NC has surrendered 710 hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and also 354 earned runs. The Dinos hold a team earned run average of 4.72 this year (6th in the league), and their staff has struck out 566 hitters.
Rucinski has taken the mound for 1,378 frames and has tallied 1,164 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.65 (559 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.287. He has allowed 1,381 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 393 walks. Rucinski (87-73 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.19 while he has faced 5,485 opposing batters during his time in baseball.
The Hanwha Eagles have compiled a team OBP of .329 in addition to a batting average of .233 for the season. They have struck out on 724 occasions (1st in the league) and have notched a total of 614 hits. Hanwha has 45 long balls on the campaign to go along with 293 RBIs. The Eagles have a slugging percentage of .339 and they score 3.91 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have put up 118 doubles, while walking 348 times as well as recording 317 runs.
Joo-Suk Ha is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Ha has earned a walk 123 times while fanning on 531 chances. He is sitting with 275 runs and also has 233 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .316 and he has a has a OPS in his career of .696. He has homered 37 times, as well as 777 total bases and also a .380 slugging %. For the 2,046 at-bats in his baseball career, Ha has a batting average of .267 with 546 base hits.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 69 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .978 (10th in Korean baseball). The Eagles have accrued 698 assists, 62 errors and have earned 2,123 putouts for the season. In their 82 attempts at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 58 times and been caught 24 times (29.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Eagles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.548 in addition to having a FIP of 5.42 as a squad so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.31 (561 strikeouts against 427 free passes). They sit at 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 668. They have relinquished 79 homers and they give up 5.42 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Hanwha pitching staff have conceded 426 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.77 (375 earned runs yielded).
Thus far in his career, Kim has allowed 29 base hits while he has totaled 13 K's in 21 innings pitched. Kim (0-3 career win-loss record) has a 6.23 earned run average while conceding 12.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 15 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.985 and a FIP of 6.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 0.93 and he has faced 107 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-130)
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