NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 10/12/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-119) Kiwoom (-111)
Drew Rucinski and the NC Dinos (59-59, 6th in KBO) travel to Gocheok Sky Dome on Tuesday where they'll meet the Kiwoom Heroes (61-61, 5th in KBO). The Dinos open this contest at -119 while the Heroes are coming in at -111. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The men taking the mound will be Drew Rucinski and Eric Jokisch.
NC owns a slugging percentage of .425 and have struck out 928 times, while drawing a walk on 459 occasions. They have earned 600 RBI's and 1,097 base knocks this season, and their team batting average comes in at .263. The Dinos have compiled 175 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 156 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 630 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .347. As a team, the NC Dinos are earning 5.0 runs per game, which has them at 6th in KBO.
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Aaron Altherr is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Altherr has hit .255 for his career, in addition to 702 scored runs and an OPS of .759. He has gone down on strikes 1,312 times and has taken a walk on 459 at-bats, which contributes in part to a .327 OBP. In his career, Altherr has hit 163 balls out of the park while driving in 718 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .432 in addition to earning 2,080 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to the plate 5,427 times and has delivered with a base knock 1,226 times.
The Dinos have swiped 70 bases and have been thrown out 39 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 35.8%. The NC Dinos have accumulated 3,266 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,130 assists and 99 errors. Their fielding rate is at .978 which is 8th in KBO and have a total of 93 double plays.
The Dinos have an ERA of 4.50 for the year (6th in KBO), and they have struck out 899 hitters. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 111 long balls and 604 runs in total (7th in the league). NC has conceded 1,101 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) and 544 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.73 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.49.
Rucinski has pitched in 1,434 innings and has earned 1,215 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.59 (572 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.271. He has surrendered 1,420 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 402 free passes. Rucinski (92-76 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 4.13 while facing 5,704 opposing batters during his time in baseball.
The Kiwoom Heroes have a team on-base percentage of .346 in addition to a batting average of .256 for the year. They have struck out on 935 occasions (3rd in KBO) and have recorded 1,108 hits. Kiwoom has accounted for 83 long balls this season and 596 runs batted in. The Heroes hold a slugging percentage of .375 and they have an average of 4.98 runs per contest (7th in baseball). They hit 220 doubles, while walking 538 times and putting up 637 runs.
Yong-gyu Lee is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Lee has drawn a free base 819 times while being called out on strikes on 667 occasions. His OBP is .385 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .754. During the 6,546 official at-bats in his career, Lee has earned a batting average of .300 with 1,964 base hits. He has accumulated 1,112 runs in addition to having 521 RBIs. He has hit a home run 25 times, as well as 2,418 total bases and also a .369 slugging %.
The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 141 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .976 (10th in the league). The Heroes have 1,376 assists, 115 errors and have 3,382 putouts this year. Out of their 108 chances at stealing a base, they have been successful 78 times and been caught 30 times (27.8% caught stealing rate).
The Kiwoom pitching staff have allowed 632 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.32 (541 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 94 homers and they surrender 5.05 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Heroes hold a team WHIP of 1.482 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.05 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.57 (803 strikeouts vs 513 walks). They sit at 4th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,157.
So far in his pro career, Jokisch has surrendered 1,555 base hits and he has 1,231 punch outs in 1,595 innings. He has given up a total of 597 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.253 and having a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and he has faced 6,672 batters thus far in his career. Jokisch (103-84 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.37 earned run average while surrendering 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-119)
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