Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 9/6/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Doosan Bears
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Socrates Brito and the Kia Tigers (56-50, 4th in KBO) head to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, where they'll meet the Doosan Bears (55-54, 6th in KBO).
Kia has a slugging percentage of .393 and have struck out 729 times, while getting the free base on 385 occasions. They have earned 517 runs batted in as well as 1,019 base knocks for the year, and their batting average is sitting at .274. The Tigers have tallied 170 two-baggers as a team and have hit 79 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 555 runs scored and hold an OBP of .345. As a team, the Kia Tigers are compiling 5.1 runs per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league.
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Socrates Brito is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. In his professional baseball career, Brito has slapped 133 baseballs out of the park while driving in 759 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 6,390 times and got on base with a base knock 1,648 times. Brito has an average at the plate of .282 for his career, in addition to 882 scored runs and an OPS of .768. His slugging percentage is .435 in addition to racking up 2,540 bases. He has struck out 1,254 times and has been walked on 451 occasions, which contributes in part to a .333 OBP.
The Tigers have swiped 74 bases and have been caught 21 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 22.1%. The Kia Tigers have 2,866 putouts this year, in addition to 976 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which has them ranked 6th in KBO and have earned 100 double plays.
The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.97 this year (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 763 hitters. Kia has surrendered 915 hits (8.6 per 9 innings) in addition to 421 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.78 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.41. Tigers pitchers have conceded 64 long balls and also 474 total runs (9th in the league).
Doosan has accumulated 73 HRs this year in addition to 431 runs batted in. They have notched 163 two-baggers, while taking a walk 384 times as well as putting up 474 runs. The Doosan Bears have accounted for a team OBP of .332 and a batting average of .255 on the year. The Bears hold a team slugging % of .371 and they average 4.31 runs per game (8th in the league). They have struck out on 751 instances (7th in KBO) and have 950 base knocks.
Suk Hwan Yang is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Doosan. For the 2,895 at-bats in his professional career, Yang has accrued an average at the plate of .263 in addition to having 761 base hits. He has hit a home run 118 times, as well as 1,271 total bases and a .439 slugging percentage. Yang has recorded a free base 202 times while striking out on 661 occasions. He has compiled 363 runs and notched 474 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .316 and he has a lifetime OPS of .755.
The Doosan Bears have turned 82 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (8th in the league). The Bears have recorded 985 assists, 84 errors and have accumulated 2,949 putouts on the season. Of their 77 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 44 times and been caught 33 times (42.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Doosan pitching staff have conceded 496 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 4.06 (443 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 70 long balls and they concede 4.54 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Bears hold a team WHIP of 1.367 with a FIP of 4.54 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.07 (786 strikeouts vs 380 bases on balls). They are sitting at 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 964.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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