Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 9/21/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: SBS SPORTS
Si Hwan Roh and the Hanwha Eagles (51-66, 8th in KBO) play the Kia Tigers (60-57, 5th in KBO) at Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
The Tigers have accounted for 185 doubles as a team and have hit 89 balls out of the stadium. Kia has a slugging percentage of .396 and have struck out 797 times, while taking a walk on 422 occasions. As a unit, the Kia Tigers are scoring 5.2 runs per game, which puts them at 2nd in baseball. They have recorded 571 RBI's in addition to 1,136 hits on the season, and their team batting average is at .277. They have racked up 614 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .347.
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Hyoung Woo Choi is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Kia. In his career, Choi has hit 13 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 246 runs. In his time in the Majors, he stepped up to the plate 2,805 times and has delivered with a base knock 634 times. Choi has compiled an average at the plate of .253 in his time in baseball, in addition to 344 scored runs and an OPS of .628. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .315 and he has totaled 791 bases. He has struck out 418 times and has taken a walk on 224 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .313 on-base %.
The Kia Tigers have a total of 3,148 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,093 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .979 which has them ranked 6th in KBO and they have twisted 108 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 87 bases and have been thrown out 25 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage sits at 22.3%.
The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.20 so far this season (6th in the league), and the staff has struck out 827 batters. Tigers pitchers have allowed 76 home runs and 547 total runs (7th in baseball). Kia has conceded 1,021 hits (8.8 per 9 innings) as well as 489 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.74 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.43.
The Eagles hold a slugging % of .348 and they tally 4.21 runs per contest (9th in baseball). The have tallied 182 two-baggers, while taking a walk 472 times and putting up 518 runs. Hanwha is sitting with 83 long balls so far this year and 486 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,002 instances (2nd in KBO) and have tallied 1,009 base hits. The Hanwha Eagles have recorded an on-base percentage of .325 as well as a team batting average of .240 for the year.
Si Hwan Roh is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Noh has tallied a free base 234 times while fanning on 502 plate appearances. He has compiled 255 runs and has 295 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .350 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .783. He has homered 67 times, with 788 bases in total and a .433 slugging percentage. For the 1,820 official at-bats in his pro career, Noh has hit .263 and has racked up 478 base hits.
Out of their 116 tries at swiping a bag, they have had success 76 times and been caught 40 times (34.5% caught stealing rate). The Hanwha Eagles have turned 97 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (1st in Korean baseball). The Eagles have racked up 1,190 assists, 86 errors and have a tally of 3,338 putouts so far this season.
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.390 and have a FIP of 4.72 as a unit over the course of the season. They are sitting at 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,100. The Hanwha pitching staff have given up 583 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.25 (525 earned runs given up). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 (891 strikeouts vs 446 bases on balls). They have surrendered 78 homers and they surrender 4.72 runs per 9 innings (7th in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kia
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