NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 7/9/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
Gocheok Sky Dome is the site where Sung Mun Song and the Kiwoom Heroes (51-30, 2nd in KBO) will take on the NC Dinos (31-44, 9th in KBO) on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
NC has a slugging % of .369 and have struck out 542 times, while being walked on 254 occasions. They have accounted for 302 runs batted in as well as 653 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .251. The Dinos have accrued 139 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 51 balls out of the park. They have earned 318 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .324. As a unit, the NC Dinos are notching 4.1 runs per contest, which is 9th in KBO.
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Ah-seop Son is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. Son has hit .324 for his time in baseball, with 1,184 runs scored and an OPS of .864. He has fanned 1,113 times and has walked on 829 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .399 OBP. For his career, Son has drilled 169 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 896 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .465 and he has totaled 3,117 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 7,634 times and also came through with a base hit 2,170 times.
The NC Dinos have notched a total of 2,062 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 728 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .976 which has them sitting 9th in KBO and have earned 56 double plays. The Dinos have swiped 43 bases and have been caught 26 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 37.7%.
The Dinos have an ERA of 3.86 so far this year (5th in KBO), and they have rung up 652 hitters. NC has conceded 665 base knocks (8.7 per 9 innings) as well as 295 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. Dinos pitchers have conceded 57 home runs in addition to 341 runs in total (6th in the league).
Kiwoom has recorded 54 home runs on the campaign to go along with 327 RBIs. They have put up 120 doubles, while getting a free base 317 times and scoring 355 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have an OBP of .332 as well as a batting average of .246 so far this year. The Heroes hold a slugging percentage of .360 and they score 4.33 runs per outing (6th in the league). They have struck out on 608 occasions (4th in the league) and have tallied 688 hits.
Sung Mun Song is a batter who can be a difference maker for Kiwoom. Song has tallied a walk 100 times while fanning on 201 plate appearances. His on-base rate is .317 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .704. For the 1,164 at-bats in his career, Song is sitting with a batting avereage of .259 with 302 hits. He has recorded 145 runs and has 168 RBIs. He has gone deep 24 times, as well as 450 total bases and a .387 slugging percentage.
In their 65 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 41 times and been caught 24 times (36.9% caught stealing percentage). The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 73 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (5th in KBO). The Heroes have recorded 910 assists, 66 errors and have a total of 2,225 putouts for the season.
The Heroes are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.234 with a FIP of 3.71 as a squad this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.18 (579 strikeouts against 265 free passes). They are currently ranked 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 650. They have allowed 47 homers and they yield 3.71 runs per 9 innings (1st in KBO). The Kiwoom pitching staff have allowed 306 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.25 (268 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take NC
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