Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz Prediction, 8/31/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Jae-gyun Hwang and the KT Wiz (63-49, 3rd in KBO) host the Doosan Bears (47-62, 8th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
As a squad, the Doosan Bears are earning 4.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball. They have a total of 498 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .323. The Bears have tallied 159 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 70 balls out of the park. They have accrued 462 runs batted in and 935 hits so far this year, and their batting average sits at .249. Doosan has a slugging rate of .353 and have been called out on strikes 750 times, while getting the free base on 368 occasions.
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Jose Miguel Fernandez is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Fernandez has accrued an average at the plate of .320 for his time in baseball, with 776 runs scored and an OPS of .837. He has gone down on strikes 385 times and has walked on 564 occasions, contributing to a .392 on-base percentage. In his career, Fernandez has hit 130 baseballs out of the park while driving in 809 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .445 and he has totaled 2,351 bases. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 6,041 times and has delivered a base knock 1,690 times.
The Doosan Bears have accounted for 2,979 putouts this year, as well as 1,084 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .980 which puts them in 4th in the league and they have turned 98 double plays. The Bears have stolen 75 bags and have been caught 25 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 25.0%.
Their K/BB ratio is 1.77 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.45. Bears pitchers have given up 83 long balls and 531 runs (4th in the league). Doosan has surrendered 1,000 base knocks (9.1 per 9 innings) as well as 463 earned runs. The Bears have an ERA of 4.20 on the campaign (7th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 775 batters.
The Wiz have a team slugging percentage of .375 and they average 4.46 runs per outing (6th in baseball). They have 148 two-baggers, while walking 422 times as well as earning 509 runs. KT has tallied 94 long balls so far this season in addition to 475 RBIs. They have struck out on 929 occasions (2nd in KBO) and have 989 base hits. The KT Wiz hold an on-base percentage of .333 in addition to a team batting average of .256 this season.
Jae-gyun Hwang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. Over the course of the 6,638 official at-bats in his baseball career, Hwang has recorded a batting average of .290 in addition to having 1,922 base hits. He has gone yard 202 times, with 2,975 bases in total and a .448 slugging percentage. Hwang has drawn a walk 620 times while striking out on 1,254 attempts. He has amassed 989 runs and has 974 runs batted in. His OBP sits at .352 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .784.
Of their 78 chances at stealing a base, they have had success 60 times and been caught 18 times (23.1% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have turned 106 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (1st in the league). The Wiz have recorded 1,140 assists, 72 errors and have accounted for 3,064 putouts on the campaign.
The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.255 and have a FIP of 3.90 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.78 (847 strikeouts against 305 free passes). They rank 7th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 976. They have surrendered 69 dingers and they allow 3.90 runs per 9 innings (1st in KBO). The KT pitching staff have relinquished 443 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.50 (397 earned runs given up).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take KT and under the total runs
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