NC Dinos vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 6/30/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Kia Tigers
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-105) Kia (-130)
Myung-gi Song and the NC Dinos (35-31, 5th in KBO) are headed to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Kia Tigers (25-42, 9th in KBO). The moneyline on this matchup has the Dinos priced at -105 and the Tigers are at -130. The total has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Myung-gi Song and Eui Lee Lee.
The Dinos have accounted for 113 doubles as a team and have hit 95 balls out of the stadium. NC is slugging .450 and have been rung up 490 times, while taking a walk on 286 occasions. As a squad, the NC Dinos are recording 5.8 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball. They have recorded 371 RBI's as well as 647 hits this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .275. They have tallied 391 runs and have an OBP of .365.
Ui-ji Yang is a batter who should impact this game for NC. In his career, Yang has hit 197 balls out of the park while driving in 807 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .506 and he has totaled 2,206 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 5,069 times and came through with a base base knock 1,349 times. He has struck out 565 times and has gotten a free base on 483 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .391 OBP. Yang has recorded a batting average of .310 in his time in baseball, in addition to 672 runs scored and an OPS of .897.
The NC Dinos have notched a total of 1,802 putouts thus far, as well as 603 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which ranks 6th in KBO and they have twisted 54 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 37 bags and have been thrown out 21 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 36.2%.
The Dinos have compiled a team ERA of 4.77 this season (6th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 514 hitters. Dinos pitchers have yielded 60 home runs and also 350 runs in total (5th in the league). NC has conceded 626 hits (9.4 per 9 innings) as well as 318 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.71 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.54.
Song has thrown 143 innings and has racked up 120 strikeouts so far in his career. Song (15-5 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.45 while he has gone up against 618 batters in baseball. His earned run average is 4.39 (70 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.413. He has conceded 145 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 58 walks.
Kia has accumulated 22 home runs for the year and 243 RBIs. They have recorded 81 two-baggers, while taking a walk 291 times as well as racking up 251 runs. The Kia Tigers have accounted for an OBP of .339 and a batting average of .246 on the season. The Tigers have a slugging percentage of .322 and they average 3.75 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have struck out on 439 occasions (8th in KBO) and have recorded 560 base hits.
Tae-Jin Kim is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kia. For the 593 at-bats in his baseball career, Kim has an average at the plate of .290 with 172 hits. He has hit a home run 6 times, in addition to having 224 total bases and also a .378 slugging percentage. Kim has earned a free base 30 times while fanning on 99 chances. He has accrued 69 runs and also has 68 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .323 and he has a lifetime OPS of .763.
The Kia Tigers have turned 61 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (3rd in Korean baseball). The Tigers have accrued 647 assists, 43 errors and are sitting with 1,779 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 64 chances at swiping a bag, they have had success 48 times and been caught 16 times (25.0% caught stealing rate).
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.632 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.90 as a pitching staff on the year. They rank 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 623. The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 389 runs this year while having a team ERA of 5.59 (368 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 1.30 (450 strikeouts vs 345 walks). They have surrendered 67 homers and they concede 5.90 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
In his pro career, Lee has given up 46 hits while he has tallied 64 punch outs in 60 innings. Lee (3-3 career mark) holds a 4.30 ERA and has surrendered 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 29 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.335 and having a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.83 and he has gone up against 259 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-105)
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