NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 7/11/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+116) Kiwoom (-153)
Min Hyeok Shin and the NC Dinos (37-35, 5th in KBO) head to Gocheok Sky Dome on Sunday where they'll take on the Kiwoom Heroes (41-39, 6th in KBO). The Heroes open this game at -153 while the Dinos are priced at +116. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Min Hyeok Shin and Won-tae Choi.
NC has a slugging percentage of .446 and have struck out 536 times, while being walked on 305 occasions. They have accrued 391 RBI's as well as 692 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is sitting at .273. The Dinos have hit 115 two-baggers as a team and have hit 103 balls out of the park. They have earned 412 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .362. As a squad, the NC Dinos are earning 5.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball.
Sung-Bum Na is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. For his career, Na has hit 196 balls over the fence while knocking in 782 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .541 in addition to earning 2,158 bases. For his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 4,478 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,258 times. He has gone down on strikes 975 times and earned a walk on 350 occasions, which has contributed to a .382 OBP. Na has an average at the plate of .315 for his baseball career, with 775 runs scored and an OPS of .923.
The NC Dinos are sitting with 1,946 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 658 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which is 7th in the league and they have twisted 58 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 45 bags and have been thrown out 21 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 31.8%.
The Dinos are sitting with a team ERA of 4.76 over the course of the season (6th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 545 batters. Dinos pitchers have conceded 65 home runs and 376 runs in total (6th in baseball). NC has relinquished 685 hits (9.5 per 9 innings) as well as 343 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.65 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.57.
Shin (6-6 career mark) has a FIP of 5.18 while going up against 512 opposing hitters during his time in baseball. He has allowed 139 hits (11.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 37 walks. His ERA is 5.02 (63 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.558. Shin has taken the hill for 113 innings and has 81 strikeouts during his career.
Kiwoom has recorded 53 home runs so far this season to go along with 398 runs batted in. They have 146 doubles, while walking 382 times and notching 426 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have a team OBP of .357 and a team batting average of .261 this year. The Heroes hold a slugging % of .384 and they score 5.33 runs per contest (4th in KBO). They have been rung up on 608 occasions (2nd in the league) and have accounted for 713 base hits.
Hye-seong Kim is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Kim has earned a walk 147 times while being called out on strikes on 364 occasions. His on-base percentage sits at .340 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .716. Over the course of the 1,616 at-bats in his pro career, Kim has an average at the plate of .280 in addition to having 452 base knocks. He has accumulated 276 runs in addition to having earned 183 RBIs. He has homered 15 times, with 607 total bases and also a .376 slugging %.
Of their 61 chances at stealing a base, they have made it 41 times and been caught 20 times (32.8% caught stealing rate). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 83 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (8th in KBO). The Heroes have racked up 851 assists, 64 errors and have accounted for 2,132 putouts this season.
The Heroes have a team WHIP of 1.450 and have a FIP of 4.83 as a pitching staff this season. They come in at 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 710. The Kiwoom pitching staff have conceded 381 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.17 (329 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 1.72 (550 strikeouts vs 320 free passes). They have conceded 66 homers and they surrender 4.83 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO).
During his career, Choi has surrendered 765 hits while earning 492 punch outs in 690 innings pitched. Choi (48-33 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.42 ERA and has surrendered 10.0 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 339 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.390 and having a FIP of 4.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.52 and he has gone up against 3,003 hitters thus far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kiwoom (-153) and under the total runs
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