KT Wiz vs NC Dinos Prediction, 8/2/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: KT Wiz vs NC Dinos
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
Changwon NC Park is the site where Ui-ji Yang and the NC Dinos (37-51, 8th in KBO) will play the KT Wiz (49-41, 4th in KBO) on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
The Wiz have tallied 119 doubles as a unit and have hit 76 balls out of the park. KT has a slugging % of .375 and have been rung up 751 times, while taking a walk on 338 occasions. As a unit, the KT Wiz are notching 4.4 runs/g, which has them sitting at 5th in the league. They have earned 376 RBI's as well as 794 hits for the season, and their average at the plate is .255. They have accumulated 402 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .332.
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ByungHo Park is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for KT. For his career, Park has drilled 380 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,106 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .542 and he has totaled 2,800 bases. For his time in baseball, he stepped up to bat 6,109 times and has delivered with a base hit 1,402 times. He has gone down on strikes 1,557 times and has walked on 736 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .373 OBP. Park has accumulated a batting average of .271 for his career, with 938 scored runs and an OPS of .878.
The KT Wiz are sitting with 2,468 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 921 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which ranks 1st in Korean baseball and have accumulated 86 double plays. The Wiz have stolen 48 bags and have been gunned down 13 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 21.3%.
They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.09 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26. Wiz pitchers have allowed 58 home runs and also 371 total runs (9th in KBO). KT has allowed 808 base knocks (8.8 per 9 innings) and 331 earned runs. The Wiz hold a team ERA of 3.62 so far this year (2nd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 704 hitters.
The NC Dinos have recorded a team OBP of .327 as well as a batting average of .253 for the season. They have been rung up on 635 occasions (8th in KBO) and have tallied 779 base hits. NC has compiled 62 long balls on the year as well as 357 RBIs. The Dinos have a slugging percentage of .369 and they tally 4.16 runs per outing (9th in the league). They have recorded 156 doubles, while walking 300 times and scoring 379 runs.
Ui-ji Yang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Over the course of the 4,877 at-bats in his pro career, Yang has accrued an average at the plate of .306 in addition to having 1,491 base hits. He has hit a home run 218 times, with 2,440 total bases and also a .500 slugging %. Yang has recorded a free base 549 times while going down on strikes on 633 plate appearances. He has tallied 736 runs in addition to having 897 RBIs. His OBP comes in at .388 and he has a lifetime OPS of .888.
Out of their 71 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 44 times and been caught 27 times (38.0% caught stealing percentage). The NC Dinos have twisted 65 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .974 (9th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have racked up 868 assists, 87 errors and have earned a total of 2,443 putouts on the campaign.
The NC pitching staff have allowed 413 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.98 (360 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 68 dingers and they concede 4.56 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO). The Dinos have a WHIP of 1.399 in addition to having a FIP of 4.56 as a staff for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.30 (765 strikeouts against 333 free passes). They rank 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 806.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take NC
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