Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz Prediction, 6/3/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Doosan Bears vs KT Wiz
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the venue where Anthony Alford and the KT Wiz (16-29, 10th in KBO) will play the Doosan Bears (23-22, 4th in KBO) on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
As a squad, the Doosan Bears are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in the league. They have notched a total of 184 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .326. The Bears have hit 63 doubles as a team and have smacked 32 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 168 RBI's and 384 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average sits at .248. Doosan has a slugging % of .361 and have struck out 313 times, while drawing a walk on 157 occasions.
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Ui-ji Yang is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. For his career, Yang has hit 232 balls out of the park while knocking in 966 runs. He has accumulated a slugging percentage of .503 and he has accumulated 2,602 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped up to bat 6,037 times and has delivered with a hit 1,591 times. He has struck out 669 times and has walked on 591 at-bats, contributing to a .390 on-base percentage. Yang has hit .307 for his baseball career, with 780 runs scored and an OPS of .893.
The Doosan Bears are sitting with 1,227 putouts on the year, in addition to 400 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .975 which has them ranked 8th in the league and have a total of 27 double plays. The Bears have stolen 15 bases and have been gunned down 17 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 53.1%.
The Bears have a team earned run average of 4.09 so far this season (8th in the league), and the staff has rung up 335 hitters. Doosan has allowed 391 base hits (8.6 per 9 innings) in addition to 186 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.04 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Bears pitchers have given up 29 home runs and 214 total runs (3rd in the league).
KT has accounted for 26 home runs so far this season to go along with 184 RBIs. They have 74 doubles, while walking 166 times as well as notching 198 runs. The KT Wiz have an on-base percentage of .325 in addition to a batting average of .255 this season. The Wiz hold a slugging percentage of .349 and they have an average of 4.21 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have been rung up on 375 occasions (3rd in the league) and have totaled 420 hits.
Anthony Alford is a batter who should be able to impact this game for KT. Alford has drawn a walk 379 times while going down on strikes on 947 plate appearances. His OBP comes in at .356 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .779. For the 3,024 official at-bats in his career, Alford has hit .267 with 806 hits. He has amassed 516 runs in addition to having earned 362 runs batted in. He has gone yard 88 times, as well as 1,276 bases in total and also a .422 slugging %.
The KT Wiz have turned 40 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (4th in KBO). The Wiz have racked up 432 assists, 34 errors and have notched a total of 1,254 putouts this year. Out of their 43 tries at swiping a bag, they have been successful 40 times and been caught 3 times (7.0% caught stealing percentage).
The Wiz have a WHIP of 1.471 in addition to having a FIP of 5.06 as a team for the season. They are sitting at 1st in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 474. The KT pitching staff have yielded 235 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.67 (217 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.25 (317 strikeouts vs 141 bases on balls). They have surrendered 34 long balls and they allow 5.06 runs per 9 innings (10th in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT
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