Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 10/13/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears
Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Chan-Ho Park and the Kia Tigers (69-68, 6th in KBO) head to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Friday, October 13, 2023, where they'll take on the Doosan Bears (71-64, 5th in KBO).
Kia has a slugging rate of .392 and have struck out 921 times, while taking a walk on 482 occasions. They have compiled 646 RBI's and 1,322 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is .276. The Tigers have earned 212 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 101 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 697 runs scored and have an OBP of .345. As a unit, the Kia Tigers are scoring 5.0 runs per contest, which is 2nd in the league.
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Chan-Ho Park is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. In his career, Park has drilled 13 balls out of the park while driving in 250 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .316 and he has racked up 804 bases. For his career, he faced a pitcher 2,847 times and got on base with a base hit 645 times. He has been struck out 422 times and has taken a walk on 226 occasions, contributing to a .313 OBP. Park has compiled an average at the plate of .253 for his career in baseball, in addition to 353 runs scored and an OPS of .629.
The Tigers have swiped 97 bases and have been thrown out 33 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 25.4%. The Kia Tigers have earned a total of 3,675 putouts this year, in addition to 1,301 assists and 99 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .980 which ranks 3rd in KBO and have 131 double plays.
The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.20 for the season (6th in the league), and the staff has rung up 947 hitters. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 89 home runs and 639 runs in total (5th in KBO). Kia has allowed 1,205 base knocks (8.9 per 9 innings) and 572 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 1.71 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.44.
The Bears have a slugging percentage of .374 and they are earning 4.35 runs per contest (8th in KBO). They hit 201 doubles, while getting a free base 490 times and putting up 596 runs. Doosan has 95 home runs on the year to go along with 541 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 933 occasions (7th in baseball) and have totaled 1,189 base hits. The Doosan Bears have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .334 as well as a team batting average of .256 on the campaign.
Kyeong-min Ho is a batter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. During the 4,641 official at-bats in his pro career, Ho has hit .291 with 1,350 hits. He has homered 52 times, with 1,781 total bases and a .384 slugging %. Ho has earned a walk 371 times while fanning on 417 chances. He has accrued 693 runs and racked up 572 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .355 and he holds a lifetime OPS of .739.
Of their 96 attempts at swiping a bag, they have made it 58 times and been caught 38 times (39.6% caught stealing percentage). The Doosan Bears have turned 103 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .978 (7th in KBO). The Bears have 1,236 assists, 110 errors and have notched a total of 3,674 putouts on the season.
The Bears have a WHIP of 1.355 in addition to having a FIP of 4.37 as a squad on the season. They are sitting at 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,188. The Doosan pitching staff have relinquished 594 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.90 (530 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.05 (965 strikeouts against 471 walks). They have given up 85 homers and they concede 4.37 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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