NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 10/14/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-104) Kiwoom (-126)
Won Tae Choi and the Kiwoom Heroes (62-61, 5th in KBO) host the NC Dinos (59-60, 7th in KBO) at Gocheok Sky Dome on Thursday. The line on this game has the Dinos priced at -104 and the Heroes are at -126. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Min Hyeok Shin and Won Tae Choi.
NC has a slugging rate of .423 and have been called out on strikes 935 times, while being walked on 464 occasions. They have accumulated 602 RBI's as well as 1,102 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average sits at .262. The Dinos have compiled 175 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 156 balls out of the park. They have tallied 632 runs while having a team OBP of .347. As a squad, the NC Dinos are earning 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in baseball.
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Sung-Bum Na is a hitter who can be a difference maker for NC. In his career, Na has drilled 210 baseballs out of the park while driving in 818 runs. For his time in baseball, he stepped up to bat 4,687 times and has delivered with a hit 1,312 times. Na has hit .313 for his career, with 805 runs scored and an OPS of .919. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .540 and he has accumulated 2,262 bases. He has struck out 1,034 times and earned a walk on 362 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .379 on-base percentage.
The Dinos have swiped 72 bags and have been thrown out 39 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 35.1%. The NC Dinos have accounted for 3,290 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,136 assists and 100 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .978 which is 8th in the league and have a total of 93 double plays.
They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.71 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.50. Dinos pitchers have conceded 111 home runs and also 617 total runs (6th in baseball). NC has relinquished 1,114 hits (9.1 per 9 innings) as well as 556 earned runs. The Dinos have a team earned run average of 4.56 on the year (6th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 910 hitters.
Shin (10-9 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.06 while he has faced 750 hitters during his time in baseball. He has surrendered 199 base hits (10.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 51 walks. His ERA is 4.85 (91 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.479. Shin has thrown 169 innings and has accounted for 118 K's in his career.
Kiwoom has recorded 83 HRs for the season and 605 runs batted in. They have notched 222 doubles, while walking 548 times and putting up 650 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have earned a team OBP of .348 in addition to a team batting average of .257 on the year. The Heroes have a team slugging % of .375 and they are scoring 5.04 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have struck out on 946 occasions (3rd in the league) and are sitting with 1,121 hits.
Hye-seong Kim is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kiwoom. Kim has tallied a walk 166 times while going down on strikes on 393 occasions. His on-base rate is .345 and he has a career OPS of .721. Over the course of the 1,795 at-bats in his career, Kim has accrued an average at the plate of .284 in addition to having 509 hits. He has accumulated 303 runs and has 201 RBIs. He has gone yard 15 times, with 675 total bases and also a .376 slugging percentage.
Out of their 108 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 78 times and been caught 30 times (27.8% caught stealing rate). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 141 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .976 (10th in the league). The Heroes have accrued 1,386 assists, 116 errors and have accumulated 3,409 putouts on the season.
The Heroes have a WHIP of 1.479 with a FIP of 5.02 as a team for the season. They rank 4th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,162. The Kiwoom pitching staff have allowed 634 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.29 (542 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.56 (810 strikeouts vs 518 free passes). They have relinquished 94 long balls and they concede 5.02 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
In his pro baseball career, Choi has conceded 826 hits while accumulating 520 K's in 740 frames. He has allowed 369 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.405 and having a FIP of 5.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.43 and he has gone up against 3,231 hitters in his career. Choi (52-38 career mark) has a 4.49 ERA and has allowed 10.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-104)
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