Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 4/2/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Doosan Bears
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: Hanwha (+170) Doosan (-222)
Ryan Carpenter and the Hanwha Eagles (49-82 last year, 10th in KBO) are headed to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Doosan Bears (70-65 last season, 4th in KBO). The moneyline on this game has the Eagles coming in at +170 and the Bears are at -222. The O/U opens at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Ryan Carpenter and Ariel Miranda.
The Eagles tallied 211 two-baggers as a unit and knocked 80 baseballs out of the park. Hanwha had a slugging percentage of .342 and struck out 1,278 times, while getting the free base on 632 occasions. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles put up 4.2 runs per contest, which had them sitting at 9th in baseball. They tallied 551 RBI's and 1,104 base knocks during the previous year, while their average at the plate was at .237. They racked up 596 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .335.
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Jae-hun Choi is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. For his career, Choi has hit 18 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 175 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to the plate 2,121 times and has delivered with a hit 479 times. Choi has hit .267 for his career in baseball, in addition to 218 scored runs and an OPS of .702. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .349 and he has totaled 626 bases. He has struck out 313 times and has gotten a free base on 197 occasions, contributing to a .363 on-base %.
The Hanwha Eagles earned a total of 3,776 putouts in the previous season, as well as 1,259 assists and 120 errors. Their fielding percentage held steady at .977 which put them in 9th in KBO and accumulated 121 double plays. The Eagles stole 111 bases and were thrown out 41 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage came in at 27.0%.
They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.50 and their pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.50. Eagles pitchers conceded 114 home runs and 734 runs (3rd in KBO). Hanwha surrendered 1,200 hits (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 648 earned runs. The Eagles finished with a team ERA of 4.67 during the previous year (7th in KBO), and they rung up 1,006 hitters.
Carpenter has pitched in 1,470 frames and has totaled 1,345 punch outs so far in his pro career. Carpenter (81-92 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.83 while he has gone up against 5,944 batters in baseball. His ERA is 4.34 (710 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.318. He has given up 1,525 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) and has 414 free passes.
The Doosan Bears held a team on-base percentage of .350 and a batting average of .268 for the previous season. They were called out on strikes on 938 occasions (7th in the league) and accounted for 1,306 base hits. Doosan was sitting with 109 home runs last year as well as 693 runs batted in. The Bears held a team slugging percentage of .391 and they earned 5.13 runs per game (2nd in KBO). They hit 234 doubles, while walking 556 times as well as scoring 733 runs.
Seok-Hwan Yang is a hitter who should impact this game for Doosan. Yang has drawn a free base 138 times while being called out on strikes on 457 occasions. His OBP comes in at .315 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .755. During the 2,091 at-bats in his pro career, Yang has an average at the plate of .265 in addition to 554 base hits. He is sitting with 249 runs and has 358 runs batted in. He has homered 81 times, with 920 total bases and a .440 slugging %.
The Doosan Bears turned 120 double plays and earned a fielding percentage of .983 (4th in KBO). The Bears recorded 1,293 assists, 89 errors and had a total of 3,806 putouts last season. Out of their 131 attempts at stealing a base, they had success 83 times and were caught 48 times (36.6% caught stealing rate).
The Bears finished with a team WHIP of 1.487 with a FIP of 4.66 as a team for the previous season. They had a ranking of 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,288. The Doosan pitching staff surrendered 653 runs for the previous season while having a team ERA of 4.28 (599 earned runs yielded). They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.77 (1,037 strikeouts against 586 walks). They surrendered 104 homers and they relinquished 4.66 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO).
Miranda (90-66 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.70 ERA while giving up 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.23 and he has gone up against 5,613 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 548 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.288 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. In his pro baseball career, Miranda has allowed 1,186 base knocks while he has earned 1,185 K's in 1,332 innings.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha (+170)
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