NC Dinos vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/7/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs KT Wiz
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+125) KT (-145)
Dong-Yeon Kang and the NC Dinos (12-13, 7th in KBO) travel to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Friday where they'll meet the KT Wiz (15-10, 2nd in KBO). The odds on this contest have the Dinos priced at +125 and the Wiz are at -145. The O/U has been set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Dong-Yeon Kang and Hyeong Jun So.
The Dinos have hit 34 doubles as a squad and have smacked 42 balls out of the park. NC has a slugging rate of .458 and have been called out on strikes 181 times, while taking a walk on 100 occasions. As a team, the NC Dinos are recording 5.6 runs per outing, which ranks them 3rd in the league. They have earned 136 runs batted in in addition to 228 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average sits at .264. They have earned 139 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .357.
Sung-Bum Na is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. For his career, Na has hit 187 baseballs over the fence while driving in 753 runs. During his time in professional baseball, he stepped up to bat 4,255 times and has notched a base knock 1,196 times. Na has accrued an average at the plate of .315 in his time in baseball, in addition to 734 runs scored and an OPS of .926. His slugging percentage is .543 in addition to having tallied 2,058 bases. He has struck out 934 times and has been walked on 337 at-bats, contributing to a .383 OBP.
The Dinos have swiped 12 bags and have been caught 11 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 47.8%. The NC Dinos have accumulated 660 putouts this season, in addition to 224 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .975 which has them sitting 10th in the league and have accumulated 18 double plays.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.71 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.55. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 20 home runs and also 127 total runs (5th in baseball). NC has conceded 233 base hits (9.5 per 9 innings) in addition to 109 earned runs. The Dinos have an ERA of 4.46 on the year (6th in the league), and their staff has struck out 185 batters.
Kang has pitched in 66 innings and is sitting with 45 strikeouts so far in his pro career. His ERA is 6.41 (47 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.576. He has surrendered 76 hits (10.4 hits per 9 innings) with 28 walks. Kang (4-4 career record) has earned a FIP of 7.09 and he has gone up against 295 opposing hitters in baseball.
The KT Wiz have a team OBP of .395 as well as a batting average of .297 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 175 occasions (7th in baseball) and have totaled 256 base hits. KT has accumulated 14 long balls on the year in addition to 139 runs batted in. The Wiz have a slugging percentage of .401 and they have an average of 6.08 runs per outing (1st in KBO). They have recorded 38 doubles, while taking a walk 136 times as well as putting up 152 runs.
Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who can be a difference maker for KT. Bae has tallied a free base 97 times while being called out on strikes on 228 plate appearances. His on-base percentage is .348 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .719. During the 820 at-bats in his professional career, Bae has an average at the plate of .266 in addition to 218 hits. He has tallied 139 runs and racked up 90 RBIs. He has gone deep 15 times, in addition to having 304 bases in total and also a .371 slugging percentage.
The KT Wiz have twisted 23 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in KBO). The Wiz have recorded 272 assists, 18 errors and have accumulated 657 putouts over the course of the season. Of their 18 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 13 times and been caught 5 times (27.8% caught stealing rate).
The KT pitching staff have allowed 102 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.78 (92 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 17 home runs and they relinquish 4.19 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.352 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.19 as a team for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.89 (176 strikeouts against 93 free passes). They have a ranking of 8th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 203.
So (14-6 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.92 ERA while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and he has gone up against 664 opposing batters so far in his career. He has allowed 67 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.419 and having a FIP of 4.3. Thus far in his career, So has allowed 161 base hits while he has totaled 111 strikeouts in 153 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (+125)
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