NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes Prediction, 9/18/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Kiwoom Heroes
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Location: Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Gocheok Sky Dome is the site where Hye Seong Kim and the Kiwoom Heroes (73-56, 3rd in KBO) will take on the NC Dinos (57-64, 6th in KBO) on Sunday, September 18, 2022.
The Dinos have recorded 213 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 100 balls out of the park. NC is slugging .385 and have been called out on strikes 842 times, while being walked on 432 occasions. As a unit, the NC Dinos are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. They have accumulated 557 runs batted in in addition to 1,098 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is at .259. They have 586 runs scored while having a team OBP of .336.
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Nick Martini is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. In his pro baseball career, Martini has hit 76 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 618 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he faced a pitcher 5,419 times and has delivered a base knock 1,272 times. Martini has hit .275 for his career, in addition to 705 runs scored and an OPS of .766. His slugging percentage is .394 in addition to racking up 1,820 bases. He has struck out 811 times and has taken a walk on 648 attempts at the plate, which contributes in part to a .372 on-base percentage.
The NC Dinos have earned 3,323 putouts this year, as well as 1,181 assists and 114 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .975 which puts them in 9th in the league and have 96 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 54 bases and have been thrown out 38 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 41.3%.
The Dinos hold a team ERA of 3.93 this year (5th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 1,006 batters. Dinos pitchers have allowed 95 long balls and also 560 total runs (6th in the league). NC has given up 1,068 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) and 483 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 2.28 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36.
Kiwoom has compiled 84 HRs on the season and 506 RBIs. They have hit 179 doubles, while walking 479 times as well as putting up 546 runs. The Kiwoom Heroes have an on-base percentage of .332 in addition to a batting average of .250 for the season. The Heroes hold a team slugging percentage of .360 and they average 4.17 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have struck out on 934 occasions (4th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,116 base knocks.
Hye Seong Kim is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Kim has earned a free base 218 times while fanning on 482 plate appearances. He has recorded 394 runs in addition to having earned 251 RBIs. His OBP is .351 and he has a lifetime OPS of .732. He has homered 19 times, as well as 889 total bases and a .381 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,336 at-bats in his pro career, Kim has an average at the plate of .291 with 680 hits.
The Kiwoom Heroes have turned 115 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .979 (7th in Korean baseball). The Heroes have accrued 1,404 assists, 106 errors and have earned a total of 3,528 putouts on the season. Of their 117 chances at stealing a base, they have had success 77 times and been caught 40 times (34.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Kiwoom pitching staff have allowed 541 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.67 (480 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 86 homers and they yield 4.14 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO). The Heroes are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.308 with a FIP of 4.14 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.10 (916 strikeouts vs 437 free passes). They are currently ranked 6th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,101.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kiwoom and under the total runs
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