Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/15/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs Kia Tigers
Date: Friday, September 15, 2023
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Hyoung Woo Choi and the Kia Tigers (60-54, 5th in KBO) host the Doosan Bears (60-57, 6th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Friday, September 15, 2023.
As a unit, the Doosan Bears are earning 4.3 runs/g, which is 8th in the league. They are sitting with 510 runs and have an on-base percentage of .333. The Bears have compiled 173 two-baggers as a team and have hit 78 balls out of the park. They have recorded 462 RBI's as well as 1,022 hits this year, and their batting average sits at .256. Doosan owns a slugging percentage of .371 and have been called out on strikes 800 times, while taking a walk on 414 occasions.
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Soo Bin Jung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. For his professional baseball career, Jung has hit 32 baseballs over the fence while driving in 493 runs. In his time spent in pro baseball, he stepped up to bat 5,356 times and also came through with a hit 1,306 times. Jung has recorded a batting average of .279 for his baseball career, with 804 runs scored and an OPS of .722. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .373 and he has totaled 1,744 bases. He has struck out 695 times and earned a walk on 455 occasions, which has contributed to a .349 on-base percentage.
The Bears have stolen 53 bags and have been caught 34 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 39.1%. The Doosan Bears have earned 3,162 putouts this year, in addition to 1,062 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .978 which puts them in 8th in KBO and they have twisted 88 double plays.
The Bears have a team ERA of 4.00 on the year (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 836 hitters. Doosan has yielded 1,032 base knocks (8.8 per 9 innings) in addition to 468 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.02 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.37. Bears pitchers have given up 74 home runs in addition to 524 total runs (7th in the league).
The Kia Tigers have tallied an OBP of .347 in addition to a batting average of .276 for the year. They have been rung up on 772 occasions (9th in the league) and have totaled 1,103 base knocks. Kia has accumulated 87 home runs this year in addition to 559 runs batted in. The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .396 and they are earning 5.18 runs per game (2nd in KBO). They have notched 179 two-baggers, while walking 417 times as well as putting up 601 runs.
Hyoung Woo Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Choi has tallied a walk 1,075 times while striking out on 1,313 attempts. He has accumulated 1,220 runs and also has 1,539 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .402 and he holds a has a OPS in his career of .934. He has hit it out of the park 372 times, with 3,947 bases in total and a .532 slugging %. In the 7,425 at-bats in his pro career, Choi is sitting with a batting avereage of .311 in addition to 2,312 hits.
The Kia Tigers have turned 105 double plays and have a fielding rate of .979 (6th in KBO). The Tigers have accrued 1,060 assists, 87 errors and have a total of 3,067 putouts on the season. Of their 106 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 82 times and been caught 24 times (22.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.414 in addition to having a FIP of 4.60 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.74 (805 strikeouts against 462 bases on balls). They rank 9th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 983. They have given up 69 homers and they relinquish 4.60 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO). The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 523 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.10 (466 earned runs relinquished).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia
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