NC Dinos vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 8/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-123) Hanwha (-107)
Myung-gi Song and the NC Dinos (42-40, 5th in KBO) are headed to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Hanwha Eagles (33-56, 10th in KBO). The Dinos open this matchup at -123 while the Eagles are priced at -107. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Myung-gi Song and Min-woo Kim.
NC owns a slugging percentage of .440 and have been called out on strikes 638 times, while taking a walk on 347 occasions. They have tallied 443 RBI's as well as 797 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .272. The Dinos have recorded 132 doubles as a team and have hit 114 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 464 runs scored while having a team OBP of .360. As a unit, the NC Dinos are compiling 5.4 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in the league.
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Sung-Bum Na is a batter who can be a difference maker for NC. In his professional baseball career, Na has hit 201 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 793 runs. For his career, he came to the plate 4,530 times and has delivered with a hit 1,271 times. Na has accumulated a batting average of .315 for his baseball career, in addition to 783 scored runs and an OPS of .923. His slugging percentage is .542 and he has a total of 2,189 bases. He has struck out 989 times and has been walked on 354 occasions, which contributes in part to a .381 on-base percentage.
The NC Dinos have a tally of 2,267 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 780 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .979 which has them ranked 8th in the league and they have twisted 71 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 46 bags and have been thrown out 27 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 37.0%.
The Dinos have an ERA of 4.67 so far this season (6th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 620 batters. NC has conceded 777 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 392 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.67 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.52. Dinos pitchers have conceded 80 home runs and 432 runs in total (5th in baseball).
Song (15-8 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.90 while he has gone up against 685 hitters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 164 base knocks (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 68 free passes. His earned run average is 4.85 (84 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.487. Song has taken the hill for 156 innings and is sitting with 129 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Eagles hold a team slugging % of .337 and they average 4.01 runs per contest (10th in baseball). They have put up 133 doubles, while getting a free base 401 times as well as earning 373 runs. Hanwha has accumulated 51 HRs this season to go along with 345 runs batted in. They have struck out on 831 occasions (1st in the league) and have 702 hits. The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .329 and a batting average of .233 on the year.
Joo-Suk Ha is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Ha has recorded a walk 128 times while going down on strikes on 540 chances. He has recorded 285 runs in addition to having earned 240 RBIs. His OBP comes in at .317 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .697. He has homered 38 times, as well as 791 total bases and also a .380 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,079 at-bats in his professional career, Ha is sitting with a batting avereage of .267 in addition to having 555 hits.
Of their 100 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 71 times and been caught 29 times (29.0% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have twisted 84 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .978 (10th in KBO). The Eagles have 808 assists, 72 errors and have a total of 2,441 putouts during this campaign.
The Eagles have a team WHIP of 1.552 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.44 as a pitching staff for the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.35 (650 strikeouts vs 480 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 782. They have conceded 83 homers and they relinquish 5.44 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Hanwha pitching staff have given up 492 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.79 (433 earned runs relinquished).
During his pro baseball career, Kim has allowed 521 base knocks while totaling 391 strikeouts in 481 frames. He has given up a total of 303 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.582 and having a FIP of 6.2. His K/BB ratio is 1.62 and he has faced 2,203 opposing batters so far in his career. Kim (22-39 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 5.66 ERA while surrendering 9.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hanwha (-107)
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