Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz Prediction, 8/8/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs KT Wiz
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Suwon KT Wiz Park is the venue where ByungHo Park and the KT Wiz (48-44, 4th in KBO) will play the Hanwha Eagles (38-49, 8th in KBO) on Tuesday, August 8, 2023.
Hanwha has a slugging % of .345 and have been called out on strikes 757 times, while getting the free base on 354 occasions. They have earned 352 runs batted in and 742 hits this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .239. The Eagles have compiled 133 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 62 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 377 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .325. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are compiling 4.1 runs per outing, which has them at 9th in the league.
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Eun Seong Chae is a batter who should impact this game for Hanwha. For his career, Chae has drilled 108 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 647 runs. For his time in baseball, he stepped up to bat 4,125 times and has delivered with a base knock 1,085 times. Chae has earned a batting average of .296 in his time in baseball, with 486 runs scored and an OPS of .800. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .443 in addition to having tallied 1,626 bases. He has struck out 686 times and has gotten a free base on 271 occasions, which has contributed to a .357 on-base %.
The Eagles have stolen 53 bases and have been thrown out 37 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 41.1%. The Hanwha Eagles have earned 2,468 putouts this year, in addition to 885 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which ranks 3rd in the league and have earned 78 double plays.
The Eagles have an ERA of 4.09 for the year (7th in the league), and the staff has struck out 690 hitters. Eagles pitchers have allowed 58 home runs and 409 runs (5th in the league). Hanwha has surrendered 786 hits (8.6 per 9 innings) as well as 374 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37.
The Wiz hold a team slugging percentage of .368 and they average 4.66 runs per game (4th in KBO). They have 154 two-baggers, while getting a free base 343 times as well as recording 438 runs. KT has compiled 54 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 406 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 727 occasions (3rd in baseball) and are sitting with 876 base knocks. The KT Wiz have tallied an OBP of .339 and a batting average of .267 this year.
ByungHo Park is a batter who should impact this game for KT. For the 5,573 at-bats in his career, Park has hit .271 with 1,513 base hits. He has gone deep 394 times, with 2,970 total bases and also a .533 slugging percentage. Park has drawn a free base 781 times while being called out on strikes on 1,667 attempts. He has accounted for 985 runs and racked up 1,178 runs batted in. His OBP comes in at .371 and he also has a has a OPS in his career of .890.
The KT Wiz have turned 75 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .980 (6th in Korean baseball). The Wiz have accrued 898 assists, 70 errors and have a total of 2,526 putouts on the season. Out of their 79 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 69 times and been caught 10 times (12.7% caught stealing percentage).
The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.374 and have a FIP of 4.52 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.37 (636 strikeouts against 268 bases on balls). They rank 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 889. They have allowed 60 homers and they allow 4.52 runs per 9 innings (8th in KBO). The KT pitching staff have allowed 423 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.15 (388 earned runs surrendered).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha
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