NC Dinos vs KT Wiz Prediction, 10/5/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs KT Wiz
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+180) KT (-250)
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the site where Odrisamer Despaigne and the KT Wiz (69-48, 1st in KBO) will play the NC Dinos (56-58, 6th in KBO) on Tuesday. The Wiz open this game at -250 while the Dinos are coming in at +180. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jae Hak Lee and Odrisamer Despaigne.
The Dinos have hit 170 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 150 balls out of the stadium. NC is slugging .426 and have been rung up 901 times, while taking a walk on 443 occasions. As a unit, the NC Dinos are compiling 5.1 runs per outing, which has them at 6th in the league. They have compiled 579 runs batted in and 1,061 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is .264. They are sitting with 607 runs scored while having a team OBP of .349.
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Sung-Bum Na is a batter who should impact this game for NC. In his career, Na has drilled 209 balls out of the park while driving in 815 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .541 and he has racked up 2,253 bases. For his career, he faced a pitcher 4,663 times and has notched a base knock 1,307 times. He has struck out 1,029 times and has taken a walk on 361 occasions, contributing to a .380 OBP. Na has a batting average of .314 for his time in baseball, in addition to 802 runs scored and an OPS of .921.
The NC Dinos have notched a total of 3,131 putouts for the season, as well as 1,077 assists and 99 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .977 which ranks 9th in the league and have accumulated 89 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 69 bases and have been caught 39 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 36.1%.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.76 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.50. Dinos pitchers have relinquished 106 long balls in addition to 592 runs in total (6th in the league). NC has conceded 1,071 base hits (9.2 per 9 innings) and also 532 earned runs. The Dinos are sitting with a team ERA of 4.59 on the season (6th in KBO), and the staff has rung up 868 batters.
Lee (73-63 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.88 while he has gone up against 4,982 batters in baseball. He has given up 1,145 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 467 free passes. His ERA is 4.52 (573 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.413. Lee has thrown 1,140 frames and is sitting with 985 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career.
The KT Wiz hold a team OBP of .359 and a team batting average of .268 on the season. They have struck out on 901 occasions (3rd in the league) and are sitting with 1,100 base knocks. KT has hit 92 long balls so far this year to go along with 596 runs batted in. The Wiz have a team slugging % of .385 and they tally 5.18 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have put up 192 two-baggers, while getting a free base 554 times and putting up 637 runs.
Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Bae has drawn a free base 134 times while going down on strikes on 314 plate appearances. His on-base percentage sits at .343 and he also has a career OPS of .715. During the 1,169 official at-bats in his pro career, Bae has an average at the plate of .260 in addition to having 304 hits. He has compiled 195 runs and notched 137 RBIs. He has hit a home run 25 times, in addition to having 435 total bases and also a .372 slugging %.
The KT Wiz have turned 118 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in KBO). The Wiz have racked up 1,268 assists, 92 errors and have earned 3,249 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 105 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 81 times and been caught 24 times (22.9% caught stealing rate).
The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.323 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.23 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.11 (905 strikeouts against 428 walks). They rank 9th in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,005. They have surrendered 75 home runs and they allow 4.23 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The KT pitching staff have surrendered 509 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.73 (449 earned runs yielded).
Despaigne (110-114 career record) has a 4.08 earned run average while giving up 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.96 and he has gone up against 8,693 opposing batters during his career. He has given up 903 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.412 and a FIP of 4.6. In his pro career, Despaigne has allowed 2,050 base knocks while he has totaled 1,501 strikeouts in 1,993 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT (-250)
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