NC Dinos vs KT Wiz Prediction, 10/28/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+139) KT (-178)
Drew Rucinski and the NC Dinos (65-66, 7th in KBO) go to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Thursday where they'll take on the KT Wiz (74-57, 2nd in KBO). The line on this contest has the Dinos coming in at +139 and the Wiz are at -178. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Drew Rucinski and William Cuevas.
As a team, the NC Dinos are scoring 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 7th in baseball. They are sitting with 682 runs while holding a team OBP of .343. The Dinos have hit 197 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 166 balls out of the park. They have 650 runs batted in and 1,206 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is sitting at .260. NC has a slugging % of .418 and have been rung up 1,038 times, while drawing a walk on 498 occasions.
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Sung-Bum Na is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. For his pro baseball career, Na has hit 211 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 821 runs. His career slugging percentage is .538 in addition to racking up 2,281 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 4,741 times and has come through with a hit 1,324 times. He has fanned 1,053 times and has been walked on 364 occasions, contributing to a .378 OBP. Na has an average at the plate of .312 in his time in baseball, in addition to 812 scored runs and an OPS of .916.
The Dinos have stolen 79 bags and have been thrown out 40 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 33.6%. The NC Dinos have a total of 3,638 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,246 assists and 107 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .979 which is 8th in KBO and have accumulated 103 double plays.
The Dinos have a team earned run average of 4.54 so far this year (6th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,022 hitters. NC has yielded 1,219 base hits (9.1 per 9 innings) and 611 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.79 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.48. Dinos pitchers have allowed 119 home runs and also 673 total runs (6th in the league).
Rucinski has pitched in 1,448 frames and is sitting with 1,238 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.65 (587 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.280. He has given up 1,444 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 409 walks. Rucinski (92-78 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.20 while he has faced 5,778 opposing hitters during his time in baseball.
KT has a total of 101 home runs on the year to go along with 652 runs batted in. They have hit 210 doubles, while walking 621 times as well as racking up 697 runs. The KT Wiz are sitting with an on-base percentage of .355 in addition to a team batting average of .264 for the year. The Wiz hold a team slugging percentage of .380 and they earn 5.01 runs per outing (4th in KBO). They have struck out on 1,023 instances (5th in the league) and have recorded 1,226 hits.
Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Bae has earned a free base 140 times while fanning on 335 plate appearances. His on-base percentage sits at .342 and he holds a career OPS of .711. Over the course of the 1,225 at-bats in his pro career, Bae is sitting with a batting avereage of .259 with 317 base knocks. He has tallied 202 runs and also has 142 RBIs. He has gone yard 25 times, with 452 total bases and also a .369 slugging %.
In their 123 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 92 times and been caught 31 times (25.2% caught stealing rate). The KT Wiz have turned 129 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (7th in KBO). The Wiz have 1,424 assists, 110 errors and are sitting with 3,660 putouts so far this year.
The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.313 and have a FIP of 4.17 as a staff on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.12 (1,006 strikeouts vs 475 walks). They come in at 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,127. They have surrendered 84 homers and they give up 4.17 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO). The KT pitching staff have surrendered 565 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.66 (496 earned runs conceded).
In his pro baseball career, Cuevas has surrendered 1,412 hits while totaling 1,260 strikeouts in 1,546 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 657 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.239 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.51 and he has faced 6,497 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Cuevas (96-82 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.82 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take NC (+139)
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