NC Dinos vs KT Wiz Prediction, 9/9/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs KT Wiz
Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Ah-seop Son and the NC Dinos (50-63, 7th in KBO) go to Suwon KT Wiz Park on Friday, September 9, 2022, where they'll take on the KT Wiz (67-51, 4th in KBO).
The Dinos have accrued 199 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 84 balls out of the park. NC has a slugging percentage of .372 and have been rung up 784 times, while getting the free base on 398 occasions. As a team, the NC Dinos are knocking in 4.4 runs/g, which puts them at 5th in the league. They have earned 489 runs batted in in addition to 996 hits this season, while their batting average comes in at .253. They have earned 514 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .330.
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Ah-seop Son is a batter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Son is sitting with a batting avereage of .322 for his career, in addition to 1,202 scored runs and an OPS of .858. He has fanned 1,130 times and has walked on 843 at-bats, contributing to a .397 on-base percentage. In his career, Son has hit 169 baseballs out of the park while driving in 911 runs. His slugging percentage is .461 in addition to racking up 3,152 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to the plate 7,779 times and has delivered with a base knock 2,200 times.
The NC Dinos have accounted for 3,107 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,109 assists and 109 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .975 which ranks 10th in KBO and they have twisted 91 double plays. The Dinos have swiped 54 bags and have been caught 35 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 39.3%.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.38. Dinos pitchers have allowed 87 home runs and 537 runs (6th in KBO). NC has given up 1,003 base knocks (8.7 per 9 innings) in addition to 462 earned runs. The Dinos have compiled a team earned run average of 4.02 this year (5th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 946 batters.
KT has a total of 98 home runs for the year in addition to 499 runs batted in. They have put up 154 doubles, while taking a walk 442 times and earning 535 runs. The KT Wiz have tallied an OBP of .333 and a team batting average of .257 for the year. The Wiz hold a team SLG% of .375 and they score 4.46 runs per game (4th in the league). They have been rung up on 975 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have earned a total of 1,043 base hits.
Jeong-dae Bae is a batter who can be a difference maker for KT. Bae has earned a walk 192 times while fanning on 435 chances. His on-base percentage sits at .345 and he has earned a career OPS of .715. Over the course of the 1,649 official at-bats in his pro career, Bae has an average at the plate of .263 and has racked up 434 base hits. He has accumulated 262 runs and also has 190 runs batted in. He has homered 31 times, in addition to having 610 total bases and a .370 slugging %.
In their 80 chances at swiping a bag, they have been successful 62 times and been caught 18 times (22.5% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have turned 110 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (1st in KBO). The Wiz have recorded 1,196 assists, 77 errors and have 3,226 putouts during this campaign.
The KT pitching staff have surrendered 458 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.44 (411 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 75 HR's and they give up 3.83 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Wiz have a team WHIP of 1.245 in addition to having a FIP of 3.83 as a unit this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 (903 strikeouts against 313 walks). They are currently ranked 7th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,025.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take NC
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