Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos Prediction, 6/16/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Dae In Hwang and the Kia Tigers (32-27, 4th in KBO) travel to Changwon NC Park on Thursday, June 16, 2022, where they'll take on the NC Dinos (23-37, 9th in KBO).
Kia has a slugging percentage of .409 and have been called out on strikes 414 times, while drawing a walk on 230 occasions. They have 295 runs batted in and 558 hits on the year, while their average at the plate is .269. The Tigers have accrued 109 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 54 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 316 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .350. As a unit, the Kia Tigers are putting up 5.3 runs/g, which puts them at 1st in KBO.
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Dae In Hwang is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. For his career, Hwang has hit 29 baseballs over the fence while driving in 120 runs. His slugging percentage is .432 in addition to racking up 298 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 760 times and has come through with a base hit 180 times. He has gone down on strikes 161 times and has gotten a free base on 50 occasions, which contributes in part to a .316 OBP. Hwang has accrued an average at the plate of .261 in his time in baseball, with 66 scored runs and an OPS of .748.
The Tigers have stolen 25 bags and have been gunned down 20 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 44.4%. The Kia Tigers have a total of 1,596 putouts on the year, in addition to 569 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .978 which puts them in 5th in Korean baseball and have 38 double plays.
The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 3.99 over the course of the season (7th in the league), and they have struck out 441 batters. Tigers pitchers have conceded 49 home runs and also 279 total runs (4th in the league). Kia has yielded 524 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 236 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.35 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34.
The Dinos have a team SLG% of .363 and they are scoring 3.89 runs per game (10th in the league). They have recorded 111 doubles, while getting a free base 192 times as well as notching 237 runs. NC is sitting with 39 HRs on the season as well as 223 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 455 occasions (4th in KBO) and have accounted for 512 base hits. The NC Dinos have compiled an OBP of .320 in addition to a team batting average of .248 for the season.
Nick Martini is a hitter who can be a difference maker for NC. Martini has recorded a walk 626 times while striking out on 778 occasions. He has compiled 670 runs in addition to having 575 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .372 and he holds a career OPS of .763. He has gone yard 68 times, with 1,716 total bases and also a .391 slugging %. For the 4,389 official at-bats in his professional career, Martini has accrued an average at the plate of .274 in addition to 1,203 base hits.
The NC Dinos have turned 48 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .974 (7th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have accrued 579 assists, 58 errors and are sitting with 1,636 putouts over the course of the season. In their 57 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 35 times and been caught 22 times (38.6% caught stealing rate).
The NC pitching staff have allowed 265 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.85 (233 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 38 dingers and they give up 4.37 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.361 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.37 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.27 (507 strikeouts against 223 walks). They are currently ranked 8th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 519.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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