NC Dinos vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 4/26/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Doosan Bears
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-108) Doosan (-128)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the venue where Jose Miguel Fernandez and the Doosan Bears (11-8, 3rd in KBO) will play the NC Dinos (6-14, 10th in KBO) on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. The Bears open this contest at -128 while the Dinos are coming in at -108. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Dinos have accounted for 30 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 6 balls out of the stadium. NC has a slugging rate of .295 and have been called out on strikes 160 times, while taking a walk on 60 occasions. As a squad, the NC Dinos are earning 2.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in the league. They have compiled 54 RBI's and 143 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate sits at .218. They have racked up 58 runs while holding a team OBP of .289.
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Nick Martini is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Martini is sitting with a batting avereage of .273 for his career in baseball, with 652 scored runs and an OPS of .759. He has fanned 753 times and has walked on 609 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .372 on-base percentage. In his career, Martini has drilled 62 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 549 runs. His career slugging percentage is .387 and he has a total of 1,642 bases. For his career, he came to bat 4,990 times and has come through with a base knock 1,159 times.
The Dinos have stolen 12 bags and have been thrown out 7 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage is 36.8%. The NC Dinos have amassed 536 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 195 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 3rd in Korean baseball and have earned 15 double plays.
The Dinos hold a team ERA of 4.29 for the season (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 157 batters. NC has conceded 181 base hits (9.1 per 9 innings) as well as 85 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.21 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.41. Dinos pitchers have conceded 14 home runs and 89 total runs (2nd in the league).
Doosan is sitting with 6 home runs so far this year and 56 runs batted in. They have 26 two-baggers, while getting a free base 54 times and scoring 63 runs. The Doosan Bears have a team on-base percentage of .311 as well as a batting average of .243 so far this season. The Bears hold a team SLG% of .320 and they are scoring 3.32 runs per contest (9th in KBO). They have been called out on strikes on 133 occasions (7th in the league) and have recorded 152 base hits.
Jose Miguel Fernandez is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. In the 4,924 at-bats in his career, Fernandez has compiled an average at the plate of .321 and has racked up 1,581 base hits. He has hit a home run 124 times, as well as 2,207 bases in total and a .448 slugging percentage. Fernandez has drawn a free base 537 times while being called out on strikes on 353 chances. He is sitting with 733 runs and also has 751 RBIs. His OBP sits at .395 and he has a lifetime OPS of .843.
The Doosan Bears have twisted 26 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .970 (8th in KBO). The Bears have racked up 191 assists, 22 errors and have amassed 516 putouts this season. Out of their 18 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 12 times and been caught 6 times (33.3% caught stealing percentage).
The Bears have a team WHIP of 1.337 in addition to having a FIP of 3.61 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio is 1.81 (132 strikeouts against 73 free passes). They come in at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 157. They have given up 6 HR's and they allow 3.61 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Doosan pitching staff have conceded 69 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.14 (60 earned runs conceded).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC (-108)
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