NC Dinos vs KT Wiz Prediction, 5/9/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs KT Wiz
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Odds/Point Spread: NC (+110) KT (-120)
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the site where Odrisamer Despaigne and the KT Wiz (15-12, 2nd in KBO) will play the NC Dinos (13-14, 7th in KBO) on Sunday. The Dinos open this matchup at +110 while the Wiz are priced at -120. The over/under is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Young Kyu Kim and Odrisamer Despaigne.
As a team, the NC Dinos are scoring 5.9 runs per game, which is 1st in baseball. They have tallied 158 runs and hold an OBP of .362. The Dinos have earned 38 doubles as a unit and have hit 47 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 155 RBI's as well as 251 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .267. NC owns a slugging percentage of .466 and have struck out 199 times, while drawing a walk on 111 occasions.
Sung-Bum Na is a hitter who should impact this game for NC. For his career, Na has hit 188 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 757 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .543 in addition to racking up 2,065 bases. For his time in the league, he came to bat 4,266 times and has come through with a base knock 1,200 times. He has been struck out 936 times and has taken a walk on 337 occasions, which has contributed to a .383 on-base percentage. Na has accumulated a batting average of .316 for his career, in addition to 736 scored runs and an OPS of .926.
The Dinos have stolen 13 bases and have been gunned down 11 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 45.8%. The NC Dinos have 714 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 241 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .973 which puts them in 9th in the league and have accumulated 22 double plays.
The Dinos have a team earned run average of 4.58 on the season (6th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 201 hitters. Dinos pitchers have conceded 24 long balls and also 141 runs in total (5th in the league). NC has conceded 254 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) in addition to 121 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.65 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.58.
Kim has taken the ball for 151 innings and has earned 109 K's during his career. Kim (8-8 mark in his career) has a FIP of 6.38 while going up against 693 hitters during his time in baseball. His earned run average is 5.84 (98 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.649. He has surrendered 193 hits (11.5 hits per nine innings) and has 56 free passes.
The KT Wiz have an on-base percentage of .385 and a team batting average of .289 on the season. They have been rung up on 195 occasions (6th in KBO) and have earned 268 base hits. KT is sitting with 14 home runs so far this season in addition to 143 RBIs. The Wiz have a team SLG% of .389 and they have an average of 5.78 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have recorded 41 doubles, while taking a walk 141 times and scoring 156 runs.
Jeong-dae Bae is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Bae has tallied a walk 97 times while going down on strikes on 228 attempts. He has compiled 140 runs in addition to having earned 90 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .349 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .722. He has gone yard 15 times, in addition to having 308 bases in total and also a .373 slugging percentage. During the 825 official at-bats in his career, Bae has hit .267 with 220 base hits.
The KT Wiz have turned 25 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (5th in KBO). The Wiz have 294 assists, 21 errors and have earned a total of 705 putouts so far this season. Out of their 19 attempts at stealing a base, they have had success 14 times and been caught 5 times (26.3% caught stealing rate).
The KT pitching staff have surrendered 122 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.21 (110 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 20 HR's and they surrender 4.67 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.400 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.67 as a unit on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 1.87 (187 strikeouts vs 100 bases on balls). They rank 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 229.
Despaigne (103-107 career win-loss mark) has a 4.09 ERA while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.94 and he has gone up against 8,159 batters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 852 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.409 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. In his pro career, Despaigne has surrendered 1,930 base knocks while he has earned 1,382 K's in 1,874 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (+110)
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