NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 4/14/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Gocheok Sky Dome is the site where Chan Hyeok Park and the Kiwoom Heroes (5-4, 4th in KBO) will play the NC Dinos (2-7, 10th in KBO) on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
The Dinos have accrued 12 doubles as a unit and have knocked 2 balls out of the park. NC has a slugging percentage of .261 and have been called out on strikes 73 times, while taking a walk on 24 occasions. As a squad, the NC Dinos are notching 2.3 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 10th in baseball. They have amassed 18 runs batted in in addition to 55 hits for the year, and their batting average sits at .192. They have 21 runs scored and hold an OBP of .253.
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Yeong-soo Oh is a hitter who should impact this game for NC. For his professional baseball career, Oh has hit 0 balls out of the park while driving in 3 runs. His slugging percentage sits at .216 and he has totaled 11 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he approached the plate 57 times and has delivered a hit 9 times. He has gone down on strikes 15 times and has gotten a free base on 6 occasions, which contributes in part to a .263 on-base percentage. Oh has an average at the plate of .176 for his career in baseball, in addition to 1 scored runs and an OPS of .479.
The Dinos have swiped 5 bases and have been caught 5 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 50.0%. The NC Dinos have 237 putouts this year, as well as 88 assists and 5 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which ranks 2nd in Korean baseball and they have turned 7 double plays.
The Dinos have a team ERA of 4.10 so far this year (10th in baseball), and they have rung up 62 hitters. Dinos pitchers have surrendered 7 long balls in addition to 38 runs (3rd in KBO). NC has conceded 71 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and 36 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.07 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28.
Kiwoom is sitting with 7 home runs for the season and 29 RBIs. They have 11 doubles, while taking a walk 25 times as well as scoring 31 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes hold an on-base percentage of .291 in addition to a team batting average of .218 so far this year. The Heroes have a team SLG% of .329 and they average 3.44 runs per contest (7th in KBO). They have been called out on strikes on 57 instances (9th in the league) and have totaled 67 hits.
Chan Hyeok Park is a batter who should impact this game for Kiwoom. Park has drawn a free base 3 times while going down on strikes on 8 occasions. His on-base % is .357 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .797. Over the course of the 25 official at-bats in his professional career, Park has accumulated a batting average of .280 in addition to 7 hits. He has accrued 2 runs in addition to having earned 1 RBIs. He has hit a home run 1 times, as well as 11 total bases and also a .440 slugging percentage.
The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 10 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (4th in the league). The Heroes have recorded 120 assists, 7 errors and have amassed 252 putouts over the course of the season. Of their 5 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 3 times and been caught 2 times (40.0% caught stealing rate).
The Heroes have a WHIP of 1.071 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.32 as a pitching staff so far this season. They are sitting at 3rd in KBO as a staff in total hits given up with 72. The Kiwoom pitching staff have given up 31 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 2.57 (24 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.06 (55 strikeouts against 18 walks). They have allowed 5 home runs and they relinquish 3.32 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take NC
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