Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 4/21/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Doosan (-135) Kia (+102)
Seok-Hwan Yang and the Doosan Bears (8-6, 4th in KBO) head to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Thursday, April 21, 2022, where they'll take on the Kia Tigers (7-7, 5th in KBO). The moneyline on this game has the Bears priced at -135 and the Tigers are at +102. The O/U opens at 8.5.
The Bears have recorded 21 doubles as a unit and have knocked 4 balls out of the stadium. Doosan owns a slugging percentage of .335 and have struck out 103 times, while taking a walk on 45 occasions. As a team, the Doosan Bears are putting up 3.7 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They have accounted for 46 RBI's and 121 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average comes in at .257. They have accounted for 52 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .326.
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Seok-Hwan Yang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. In his career, Yang has slapped 83 balls out of the park while driving in 362 runs. He is sitting with a career slugging percentage of .442 and he has totaled 935 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 2,315 times and has delivered with a hit 562 times. He has struck out 463 times and has gotten a free base on 142 at-bats, contributing to a .316 on-base percentage. Yang is sitting with a batting avereage of .266 for his time in baseball, with 253 scored runs and an OPS of .758.
The Doosan Bears have a tally of 381 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 142 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .970 which has them sitting 8th in the league and they have turned 15 double plays. The Bears have swiped 7 bags and have been thrown out 4 times, which tells us their caught stealing rate is 36.4%.
The Bears hold a team earned run average of 3.19 this season (4th in the league), and their staff has struck out 106 hitters. Doosan has relinquished 118 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings) and 45 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.96 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. Bears pitchers have yielded 5 long balls and 53 runs (7th in the league).
The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .348 and they are recording 4.14 runs per contest (4th in KBO). They have recorded 21 two-baggers, while getting a free base 58 times as well as scoring 58 runs. Kia has recorded 7 home runs this year as well as 54 RBIs. They have been rung up on 110 occasions (4th in KBO) and have notched a total of 115 hits. The Kia Tigers have an on-base percentage of .342 in addition to a batting average of .249 for the season.
Sun Bin Kim is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. Kim has drawn a free base 459 times while fanning on 421 tries. His on-base percentage comes in at .374 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .754. Over the course of the 4,093 at-bats in his pro career, Kim has compiled an average at the plate of .303 with 1,241 base hits. He has accounted for 606 runs in addition to having earned 458 RBIs. He has homered 29 times, as well as 1,555 total bases and a .380 slugging %.
In their 9 tries at stealing a base, they have made it 5 times and been caught 4 times (44.4% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have turned 8 double plays and have a fielding rate of .961 (10th in the league). The Tigers have 124 assists, 20 errors and have accumulated 366 putouts for the season.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.311 and have a FIP of 4.65 as a pitching staff for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.25 (108 strikeouts vs 48 free passes). They come in at 9th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 112. They have relinquished 7 long balls and they allow 4.65 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Kia pitching staff have given up 63 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.39 (46 earned runs given up).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Doosan (-135)
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